China is now the third-largest tourism market in the world, according to a report issued by the National Tourist Administration.
It is hardly surprising that many people are now viewing the country as a top holiday destination and looking at China tours as the most effective way of experiencing all the diverse attractions in the nation.
China’s newfound openness to tourism has been beneficial all-round, with visitors to the country finding it easier than ever to travel across the diverse landscapes and local authorities and businesses gaining economic advantages.
According to the report, between 1994 and 2010 total tourism revenue in China increased 11-fold.
China is now the most popular destination for Asian travellers and is the third-most popular global destination for overseas visitors.
The Chinese authorities have a Five Year Plan which has helped to create nearly 14 million jobs in the tourism industry.
“Tourism has progressed economic development in rural areas, last year over 400 million people visited the Chinese countryside. Rural tourism has benefited about 20 million farmers,” said Shao Qiwei, director of the National Tourism Administration.
Those on a holiday to China may want to see some of the attritions of the countryside for themselves.
The idyllic landscapes of the Sichuan Plain, could allow many tourists from the UK to sit back and relax and take life at a more leisurely pace. The region is famous for its quaint homes and tasty countryside food which is produced by the local farmers.
Alternatively, the Yezizhai Village in Qionghai City may be the perfect Chinese experience.
In the coconut village tourists can stay in typical farmer accommodation and work as agricultural helpers alongside the local communities. People will find themselves emerged in the local Li culture as they use bamboo hats, coir raincoats and eat the locally sourced fruits.