The Xi’an Silk Road International Tourism Expo, which concluded on Sunday, has shed light on the strong recovery momentum in China’s tourism sector in the post-COVID-19 era.
Tourism projects involving 17.5 billion yuan (2.7 billion U.S. dollars) of investment were inked at the expo, its organizers have said.
The event in Xi’an, capital of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province and home to the Terracotta Warriors, was attended by more than 800 tourism firms and institutions from China, as well as diplomats and exhibitors from 15 countries and regions.
Despite the decreased scale of the exhibition due to COVID-19 restrictions, booths were crowded and exhibitors noted the great enthusiasm of tourists.
“Now is the peak summer holiday travel season, and people are showing great enthusiasm for travel. We hope to promote Ngari at the expo to bring in more tourists,” said Wu Hengyang, with the tourism bureau of Ngari Prefecture, while busy handing out pamphlets to a crowd of keen…