[photopress:changsha.jpg,full,alignright]Eight cities from Hunan Province have jointly set up an ‘Excellent Chinese Travel City’ Alliance to help build a barrier-free tourism region and, at the same time, make the trans-regional tourism resources work better. It seems one of the better ideas to come from the travel industry for a while.
The eight cities are Changsha, Zhangjiajie, Yueyang, Changde, Chenzhou, Shaoshan, Zixing and Liuyang. All of them are excellent tourist destinations in their own right with good hotel accommodation. This alliance is part of the Hunan Travel Festival 2006.
In the area are three five star hotels, two four star, seven three star and three budget. Seven of them already have web sites of their own.
The eight cities will create a joint conference system and work together on the travel development in the area. They will work closely together in travel industry management, market supervision and service quality supervision in hotels and tourist attractions.
A representative from Hunan Provincial Bureau said the travel industry has achieved an annual growth average of 20 percent over the past ten years.
Source: China Hospitality News