XJ convened conference on tourism development Wednesday. Shao Qiwei, director of National Tourism Administration addressed the conference. Zhang Chunxian, secretary of CPC XJ Committee delivered a speech. Nuer Baikeli, deputy secretary of CPC Xinjiang Committee, chairman of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region presided over the conference.
Shao Qiwei said that Xinjiang has locational advantage for tourism and boosts abundant natural and cultural resources. In the meantime, Xinjiang meets the historic opportunity of great construction, opening up and development and its communications improve a lot.
Shao Qiwei pointed out that, National Tourism Administration will help Xinjiang build up its brand in international market, promoting 1 to 2 popular domestic tour itineraries that include XJ. Also, the tourism market will be explored in the region, and a choice tour itinerary themed on Silk Road will be developed.
Zhang Chunxian remarked that, departments in different places must reconsider and make new plans about the tourism development by considering the overall situation. We must make the tourism become a new economic growth point and XJ to be an important tour destination in China.
Zhang Chunxian stressed that we must protect the natural landscape. Man-made sceneries generally will not be allowed to construct in natural landscape. Besides, XJ will further enhance the tourism planning, and give priority to featured and quality tourism products. According to the diversified tourism market demands, XJ will focus on regional, ethnic and cultural features to develop tourism.