According to a major tourism meeting representing the wide body of China’s tourism industry, it will grow by 12% to exceed $210 billion in 2010 and employ 500,000 more people in the industry.
Shao Qiwei, head of China’s National Tourism Bureau, is hopeful that inbound tourism will resume this year and the outbound tourist flow remains stable.
Shao Qiwei said, "We will focus on the domestic tourism this year and change the mode of tourism development."
China Daily reported the national tourism administration urged some provinces to be experimental in the industry and speed up the development of local tourisms.
Shao Qiwei said, "We will release a guidebook on national tours to promote people to travel more."