Overseas media focus on ancient city's tourism recovery
en.xa.gov.cn     Updated: 2020-07-31

As China's domestic novel coronavirus epidemic wanes, the tourism industry in Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi province -- that has been silent for more than 100 days has gradually recovered.

Recently, international media has used Xi'an as a window of observation and paid attention to the apparent recovery momentum in China's domestic tourism.

A total of 460 overseas media outlets from nine countries -- including the American Broadcasting Corporation, Agencia EFE in Spain and Japan's Kyodo News -- published an article entitled "Tourism Gradually Recovers in the Ancient Capital of Xi'an" on their websites.

It focuses on the recovery of inter-provincial tourism in Xi'an and the city's policies to promote its tourism industry.

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Overseas media publish an article about the tourism recovery in Xi'an. [Photo/Xi'an municipal government's WeChat public account]

The National Broadcasting Corporation, Agence France-Presse, Deutsche Presse Agentur and other mainstream international media pointed out in an article that Chinese local governments have adopted more flexible measures to stimulate the vitality of the tourism market.

From Aug 1, Tang Paradise, the Louguantai Eco-cultural Tourism Resort and more than 80 percent of Xi’an’s museums will be open to the public free, the article said.

The article also mentioned that in order to adapt to the normalization requirements of the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus epidemic, the reception volume of scenic spots in Xi'an will not exceed 50 percent of the maximum carrying capacity.

In addition, overseas media such the Daily Herald in the US, Japan's Asahi Shimbun and South Korea's Maeil Business Newspaper have also paid attention to the night travel economy of Xi'an in another article.

The article stated that Xi'an has a profound historical and cultural heritage and is also a fashionable modern metropolis. It is the hometown of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, and Datang Everbright City is a must-see place for foreign tourists visiting China.

The coronavirus epidemic has promoted the rapid development of the digital cultural and tourism industry. During the outbreak, Xi'an launched a number of cloud travel livestreaming activities.

These provided people a rich online tour experience, without leaving home and also attracted widespread attention from the overseas media.