The tourism industry in East China’s Anhui province experienced an average year-by-year increase of 29 percent in revenue during the 12th Five-Year Plan (2010-2015) period, Anhui Business Daily reported.
The booming sector’s revenue stood at 412 billion yuan ($62 billion) last year, compared with 115 billion yuan in 2010.
Over the past five years, seven destinations have been rated as 5A, the top level in China’s scenic area rating system. The province is now home to nine 5A attractions, ranking seventh among 31 Chinese mainland provinces.
Anhui has done much to make itself accessible to tourists from around the globe. 13 out of its 16 cities have been reached by high-speed railways, while expressways have connected all of the cities. In addition, two airports, one in the provincial capital: Hefei, and the other in Huangshan, operated more than 50 domestic as well as international routes between 2010 and 2015.
Meanwhile, 25 five-star hotels and 129 four-star ones were run in the province.