It was learned from the Guangzhou Activities Press Conference of 2007 Guangdong International Tourism and Culture Festival on November 20, held by the Tourism Administration of Guangzhou Municipality, that the total tourists to Guangzhou would break 100 million in 2007 for the first time. The overnight tourists are estimated to amount to 28 to 30 million and the foreign tourists will reach 2.2 to 2.3 million.
Ma Xiangcheng, Vice Director of the Tourism Administration of Guangzhou Municipality disclosed that Guangzhou would strive to develop the leisure and holiday tourism as well as business sightseeing and MICE tourism. According the planning, the northern mountain area of Guangzhou will become the tourism base for leisure and holiday making with 8 to 10 super large holiday resorts to be built. After completion, Guangzhou citizens can enjoy their weekends by car without leaving Guangzhou.
The northern mountain area mainly refers to the neighborhood of Zengcheng and Conghua. At present, the tourism attractions with considerable preliminary scale include Maofengshan Forest Park, Furong Holiday Resort (The Prince Mountain Forest Park included), Jiulong Lake Holiday Resort, Shimen National Forest Park, Liuxihe National Forest Park ( Huang Long Lake Forest Park included), Guangzhou Pumped Storage Power Station Holiday Resort, Liuxi Hot Spring Holiday Resort ( Conghua Hot Spring Holiday Resort and Tianhu Lake Holiday Resort included), Baishui Village Scenic Spots and Historic Sites (Gaotan Hot Spring and Dafengmen Forest Park included), etc.
What's more, according to Vice Director Ma Xiangcheng, Guangzhou has reserved space for tourism when developing Nansha, which will become the coastal tourism sites of Guangzhou.
(Translated by Guangzhou Association of Foreign Affairs Translators)
Source : english.gz.gov.cn