Tourism: Key to Laishui's Development

Dec 02, 2011, 09:30 ET from City Channel of CRI Online

LAISHUI COUNTY, China, Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Laishui County, on the southwestern boarder of Beijing, is one of the most popular tourism destinations favored by Beijing residents. An original report from City Channel of CRI Online follows:

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Dating back more than 2,200 years, Laishui boasts many historical relic sites across the county. The Yesanpo Geological Park is one of the most renowned tourism attractions in Laishui, and a national 5A tourism area.

Along with that, the county has also developed and upgraded a number of other sites, featuring local natural beauty, eco-friendliness and distinctive culture.

Well-equipped holiday resorts have been developed in Sanpo town and Jiulong town. Hot spring facilities and buildings with European style were established in Xinxin town.

Farmland-themed tourism was developed, with related souvenirs and derivatives forming an extended, integrated and optimized industry chain.

The local government has improved e-business facilities and information consultant services. It is planning high-quality service areas at highway exits, and will introduce a number of famous hotels, restaurant chains, travel agencies and cultural companies.

Local officials said tourism is a green industry and an emerging sector. It provides a direction for Laishui's future development, and will become a driving force for the county's economy.

SOURCE City Channel of CRI Online