China-Myanmar border region aims to attract 15 mln tourists
Lu Yonghe, deputy head of Xishuangbanna Dai autonomous prefecture, which borders Myanmar and Laos to its south, said the government plans to make Xishuangbanna a resort region in line with international standards, as the area boasts natural beauty and an abundance of relaxation and hospitality facilities.
In the next five years, Xishuangbanna plans to construct more than 10 top tourist destinations and attract more than 10 globally-recognized hotel chains, Lu said.
Xishuangbanna is part of a large tropical virgin forest that covers southwest China's Yunnan province as well as northern Myanmar and Laos. It is home to diverse wild plant and animal life, particularly endangered Asian elephants, but tourist infrastructure is relatively poor in the region.
More than 10 million domestic tourists and 290,000 foreign tourists visited Xishuangbanna in 2011, contributing more than 10 billion yuan (1.57 billion U.S. dollars) to the local government's tourism revenue, Lu said.
- China-Myanmar border region aims to attract 15 mln tourists2012-06-28
- 15% of world trade Chinese: commerce minister2012-05-09
- 15 foreign chambers of commerce set up offices in Kunming2011-07-14
- 15th China Xiamen Machinery and Electronics Exhibition to Be Held2011-04-07
- China-Myanmar economic cooperation gains momentum: media2010-09-14
- 15th Mekong River Commission-Dialogue Paterners meeting held in Phnom Penh2010-08-30
- China's tourists arrivals in Malaysia surge 28 per2010-08-03
- 150 Yunnan Enterprises Invest in ASEAN2010-07-14