Huaian set to build comprehensive tourism brands
2018-03-13 16:54:00

Cai Lixin, a deputy to the National People’s Congress and also mayor of Huaian City, said she totally agreed with the idea of joining hands to build a beautiful China, as suggested in the Government Work Report.

Cai said Huaian, with a reputation as “Capital of Canal,” will adhere to the path of green growth and make “ecology, culture and tourism” the core identifies in building the water town, developing an ecology-based economic system encompassing all kinds of green growth initiatives. Currently, each of the city’s seven counties have one scenic area at 4A level, the second highest in China’s tourism rating system.

Huaian has developed its tourism services from people-orientated approaches and also established intelligent video monitoring platforms, tourist inspection and analysis systems. Meanwhile, as the major source of Huaiyang cuisine, one of China’s four major cooking styles, Huaian offers splendid, unforgettable delicacies such as crayfish in Xuyi County and crabs from Hongze Lake.

The high-speed railway linking Lianyungang, Huaian, Yangzhou and Zhenjiang, and another linking Xuzhou, Suqian, Huaian and Yancheng, will both open next year, when the role of Huaian as a regional transportation hub will become more prominent. Tourism will become the pillar industry of Huaianas the city is well on its way to realizing high-quality development.

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