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  • Xinjiang offers online tourism guide
    2016-07-04    source:Chinadaily    author:

    Xinjiang Tourism Investment Management Co has launched two online service platforms on Xinjiang and Silk Road tourism e-commerce and rural tourism, offering information on scenic spots, hotels, and catering and traveling routes, uetd.gov.cn reported.

    The front page of the "Silk Road Rural Tourism" site. [Photo/uetd.gov.cn]

    Buying products at "Xinjiang Silk Road Rural Tourism", the online shopping platform, takes less than five minutes. 'It's as convenient as shopping at other online shopping malls," said Zhu Nan, in charge of the technical project at the company.

    The two platforms started a pilot run in March, 2016, and have now registered more than 130 shops and 3,000 visitors. The number of users is expected to exceed 15,000 by the end of 2016, Zhu added.

    The website of "Silk Road Rural Tourism". [Photo/uetd.gov.cn]

    Zhu said that the company’s online rural tourism platform enables online searching and reserving and paying for hotels and tickets, and has passed pre-assessment by experts from the Ministry of Science and Technology.

    Xinjiang’s tourism is expected to boom, with the capital city Urumqi to open its high-speed railway station, which will be a comprehensive transportation hub serving railway, bus, coach and urban light rail, said Song Jiancheng, Xinjiang Tourism’s manager.

    Zhu Nan checks the information of the "Silk Road Rural Tourism" website. [Photo/uetd.gov.cn]

    Song added that Xinjiang's tourist distribution center will also rely on Urumqi's high-speed railway station to connect with surrounding domestic and international regions.

    Tourists can search the website and download the cellphone app for more information about the two platforms.