Lin'an District issues 10,000 free tourism passes
Authorities in Lin'an District, in neighboring Zhejiang Province, will issue 10,000 passes that offer free admission to 13 local tourist attractions to boost the area's tourism revitalization, the district government announced in Shanghai.
Operators of tourist attractions in Lin'an, in Hangzhou City, signed cooperation agreements in Shanghai on Friday with 13 travel agencies in the region, and the latter will bring about 10,000 tourists from the Yangtze River Delta region to Lin'an under the deal.
Lin'an unveiled six new village scenic attractions recently and construction on another four attractions is underway, said Lou Jing, deputy director of the Lin'an District Culture, Radio and Television, Tourism and Sports Administration, during a cultural and tourism conference hosted by the Lin'an District government in Shanghai.
The free passes are worth 1,500 yuan (US$214) each. They will be distributed to residents in the region, promising unlimited admission to destinations such as Tianmu Mountain, Daming Mountain, Tianmu Grand Valley, Baishui Stream and Qingshan Lake scenic areas through the end of this year.
The passes will be distributed by travel agencies.
Half-price coupons to minsu (Chinese-style B&Bs) in Lin'an will also be distributed.
Lin'an has 35 tourist attractions and will step up its integration into the region by beefing up cooperation with Shanghai and cities like Nanjing and Suzhou, officials said.