Tourism Boosted by Opening of New Shenzhen-Xiamen High Speed Railway
Officials from the tourism board and business owners in Guangdong and Fujian Provinces have believed that the opening of the new high speed railway will be boosting tourism along the line. Thus several employees of tourism agencies served tea and staged folk shows to further promote their local culture to passengers who took the first train from Shenzhen to Xiamen.
The Shenzhen branch of CYTS Tours organized more than 1,200 tourists then boarded the first train that was bound for Xiamen the tour agency took around ten days to organize the large number of tourists that were eager to ride the first train trip to Xiamen and more people were asking the agency to increase the cap. The agency manager said that the new railway will encourage more residents to travel to vacation resorts that are found along the line and a lot of travel agencies are now offering new trips that are based on the new railway.
Several agencies said that they saw the number of people asking on trips to Macao and Hong Kong increase in the past week before the new rail line opened. The Fujian tourism administration said that they are planning to create a tourism circle that will include Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and Fujian. As a recent survey showed that residents believe that the new railway will be boosting the tourism.
The number of tourists in Guangdong traveled to Xiamen during next year’s travel season might increase by 40 percent as predicted do to the opening of the new railway. Furthermore to attract more residents to use the railway tourism administration in Xiamen Chaozhou and Shenzhen sign a cooperation agreement that will reduce travel prices of the railway even further.