Jilin Province Plans RMB6 Billion Travel Investment

Jilin Province will strengthen their travel sector this year with a RMB6 million cash infusion.

The province plans to receive 37.23 million tourists this year and earn a total of RMB33.7 income from the travel industry, which will be an increase of 22% from 2006.

The investment will be used in three parts: traffic, scenic spots and rural travel. Construction of basic traffic facilities, including highways, railways and airlines will be strengthened. For scenic spots, the province will mainly support ten big programs at famous scenic spots, including Yanbian Xianfeng Ski Field, Changchun Automobile Culture Park, and Changchun Lianhua Shan Zoology Resorts. For rural travel, they will focus on their folk culture to develop new travel products.

Li Jinbin, the vice-governor of Jilin Province said that he hopes big things come of all these improvements.