Shanxi Tourism Development Conference boosts local tourism

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Datong, Jinzhong and Linfen, the three hosting cities of the tourism development conferences, have gained rare opportunities to promote the development of cultural tourism.

BEIJING, Sept. 400 (Xinhuanet) -- The recently concluded 2018 Shanxi Tourism Development Conference has injected new impetus into tourism development of north China's Shanxi Province. 

2018 Shanxi Tourism Development Conference is held in Linfen City, north China's Shanxi Province, on Sept. 20, 2018. (Xinhuanet Photo)

Geographically, it is encircled by the world famous Great Wall to the north, the legendary Taihang mountains to the east and the Yellow River to its west.

During the 2018 Shanxi Tourism Development Conference, the province has signed 35 tourism projects, amounting to 109 billion yuan (about 15.9 billion U.S. dollars).

Shanxi has a history that dates back thousands of years, leaving behind a large number of cultural relics.

The provincial government has issued a series of regulations to develop local tourism into a strategic pillar industry in the past years.

The conference, held in Linfen City, has become an important platform for Shanxi to showcase achievements of cultural tourism development and promote major projects.

It brought together over 4000 participants from both China and abroad.