In 2016, Anhui received 4.85 million inbound tourists, up 9.2 percent year on year and the number of inbound tourists is expected to hit 53 million in 2017, according to Anhui Provincial Bureau of Tourism March 16.
Wan Yixue, head of Anhui Provincial Bureau of Tourism, said Anhui is a province with rich tourism resources and Anhui will expand inbound tourism in 2017. Wan added that it is taken as a focus to stabilize the basic markets of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, and traditional important markets of Southeast Asia, Europe and America. Moreover, Anhui will make great efforts to expand the emerging markets of Central Asia, West Asia and Middle East along Belt and Road Initiative and tap the potential markets of South America and Africa.
It is introduced that Anhui will organize 100 tourism promotions in China and foreign countries.
In 2017, Anhui will work together with relevant departments to organize China-Australia, China-Kazakhstan and China- ASEAN Tourism Year in a bid to strengthen the cooperation with World Tourism Organization.
It is learned that Anhui is building a promotion platform for Anhui's tourism and support enterprises to "Go Global".