Country for PR: China
Contributor: PR Newswire Asia (China)
Wednesday, July 03 2019 - 13:21
Lishi district of Lvliang city in north China's Shanxi boosts high-level rural tourism development
LVLIANG, China, July 3, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Three villages of Lishi district of Lvliang, a city in north China's Shanxi 
Province, have been successfully selected into the first 100 AAA-level rural 
tourism demonstration villages in Shanxi, according to an announcement by the 
press office of the People's Government of Shanxi Province on June 25.

It is learned that among the first 100 AAA-level rural tourism demonstration 
villages in Shanxi Province, six were from Lvliang where boasts abundant 
natural and cultural tourism resources.

The rural tourism demonstration village refers to a village that boasts tourism 
as its main industry or characteristic industry by relying on its cultural 
tourism resources which has benefited the villagers and promoted the rural 
economic growth, according to Li Gui, deputy director of the Shanxi Provincial 
Department of Culture and Tourism.

In recent years, the district has sped up building its own tourism brand with 
development of agriculture, ecology and tourism as focus. Meanwhile, it has 
also centered on building rural tourism poverty alleviation projects in 23 
villages, in a bid to foster coordinated construction of rural tourism.

In 2018, the district received more than one million tourists, with revenue 
from tourism exceeding 98 million yuan, up 40-odd percent year-on-year, and 
helping lift more than 3,000 people out of poverty.

This year, the district will continue to take measures to foster sustainable 
and healthy development of rural tourism, including conducting 
modern-enterprise management to scenic spots, improving the service level of 
facilities in these spots, quickening R&D of cultural and creative products, 

SOURCE: The People's Government of Shanxi