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chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: May 17, 2019


Gulangyu Island [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Development foundation:

Xiamen has been honored as the Top Tourist City in China, a Demonstration City of Tourism and Leisure in China and one of China's most romantic leisure cities.

The holiday tourism popularity and tourist satisfaction in Xiamen has long been at the forefront in China, and its inbound tourism and foreign exchange earnings have been ranked in China's top 10. The number of people going to Taiwan via Xiamen Port ranks first in China.

Xiamen has more than 100 scenic spots, 2,666 hotels with 180,000 beds, 40 hotels ranked four-star and above, and 382 travel agencies.

In 2018, Xiamen received 89 million tourists from home and abroad, with total tourism revenue of 140.2 billion yuan ($20.39 billion), and Xiamen Port received 96 cruise ships, ranking among the top three in China.

Development priorities:

·Characteristic products such as coastal tourism and strait tourism.

·New types of business including cruise ships, yachts and RV camping.

·Public service facilities such as tourism distribution centers and smart tourism.

·High-end hotels, leisure and vacation destination projects.

Preferential policies:

·Interim measures for the gathering of high-level talents in Xiamen's tourism industry

·Supportive opinions on promoting the development of cruise tourism in Xiamen

·Supportive opinions on accelerating the development of international airlines in Xiamen

Contact information:

Responsible administration: Xiamen municipal bureau of culture and tourism

Contact: Gao Mengjing

Tel: +86-592-2892603