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Ice and snow bring tourist boom to Urumqi
2018-03-05 source:Chinadaily
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Urumqi's ice and snow is bringing the city an increasing number of tourists and increasing amount of tourist revenue.

In 2017, Urumqi received a total of 33 million visitors, an increase of 30.3 percent over 2016. The tourist revenue reached 45 billion yuan ($7.12 billion), a year-on-year increase of 32.2 percent.

Its good snow quality and proper temperature make Urumqi a dreamland of ice and snow tourism, and have won it the title of "the most beautiful snow land", conferred by INTERSKI.

Tourists ride on a conveyor belt in Silk Road International Tourist Resort. [Photo by Chen Yan/xinjiangnet.com.cn]

At the end of 2017, Urumqi was rated a "Top 10 Ice and Snow Tourist City", in fourth place after Harbin, Jilin and Zhangjiakou.