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Friday, May 11 2018 - 15:15
Big Data Help with the Tourism Prosperity of the International Historic and Cultural City, Datong
BEIJING, China, May 11, 2018 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

On April 26, China Economic Information Service (CEIS) of Xinhua News Agency 
released the Tourism Development Index of Datong, China in the famous 
historical and cultural city, Datong.

The first city-level ancient city tourism big data index in the world was 
produced by combining the real-time information perception technology of the 
data era with the natural landscape and history-related resources of Datong, 
which is the "observatory" of the prosperity of Datong's tourism as well as the 
"weather indicator" for building a world-leading all-for-one tourism city.

According to the data of the first quarter of 2018, the index has seen a 
wavelike rise since its first release in September 2017, indicating the 
favorable overall strength of the tourism industry of Datong. Especially, the 
number of domestic and foreign tourists received by Datong during major 
holidays is soaring rapidly, which shows the perfect tourism service capacity 
of Datong at present. 

The open city environment results in the significant increase of international 
tourists to Datong, most of whom are highly satisfied with the hotel service 
and scenic area service. "Datong Garden Hotel" has become a word-of-mouth 
excellent hotel among the global tourists.

Datong was a typical city of coal energy in the past. Since the 18th National 
Congress of the Communist Party of China, Datong has been constantly enhancing 
pollution control and developing clean coal technology and new energy 
technology. The air quality of Datong has maintained No. 1 in Shanxi Province 
for five years in a row, which has shown its resolution to perfect its 
ecological construction to the world. The image of Datong has turned from the 
"black coal" to the "blue sky". 

Meanwhile, Datong is one of the first batch of 24 famous historic and cultural 
cities issued by China, with world-famous cultural tourism resources that once 
rivaled the ancient Rome. The ecological civilization construction of the 
ancient city of Datong has been progressing with each passing day. The world 
historic and cultural heritages of Yungang Grottoes, Hengshan Mountain, and the 
Hanging Temple are the "business cards" of Datong to the world; relying on the 
heritages like the earthy great wall and fortresses of the Ming Dynasty, Datong 
has built the unique frontier fortress tourism brand -- the Changcheng I 
National Scenic Drive; the natural resources of volcanic clusters and soil 
forests of Datong are magnificent; and all the cultural events like the Spring 
Festival ancient city lantern show, the riding tour, and the marathon are 
distinctive tourism brands of Datong that attract the global tourists.

Source: China Economic Information Service (CEIS)

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