In 2016, Anhui received 4,850,000 inbound tourists, up 9.2 percent year on year; Anhui received 520 million domestic tourists, up 17.6 percent year on year; Anhui's tourism revenue reached 493.2 billion RMB, up 19.7 percent year on year, according to Anhui Provincial Tourism Conference held in Hefei on Feb. 13.
In 2017, Anhui expects to receive 5,300,000 inbound tourists and 606 million domestic tourists respectively, up 9 percent and 16 percent respectively. The tourism revenue will hit 587 billion RMB in 2017, an increase of 19 percent, and 200 billion RMB of tourism investment will be completed.
Anhui will issue a series of special plan this year such as red tourism, hot spring tourism, cultural tourism and so on, according to Wan Yixue, head of Anhui Provincial Tourism Bureau.
In addition, Anhui will build a batch of fine scenic areas this year. Chanyuan Taihu Scenic Area strive to get through the approval for 5A-level scenic area.