Hohhot moves to boost its tourism sector
An impressive bridge crosses Hohhot. [Photo/Hohhot Daily]
The city of Hohhot – capital of North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region – is striving to boost its tourism sector and develop into a thriving regional leisure and holiday hub, according to local media reports.
In 2021, Hohhot launched a three-year action plan for its six major industries – the dairy sector, biomedicines, solar power, the digital economy, modern logistics and cultural tourism.
Hohhot has planned a total of 105 projects in the tourism sector. Of these, 41 are key projects worth more than 50 million yuan ($7.17 million) each. They are expected to draw a total investment of 49.84 billion yuan, with a planned investment of 8.5 billion yuan in 2022.
Furthermore, Hohhot is strongly supporting the development of its night economy, with Saishang Old Street taking the lead.
Visitors take a colorful promenade through Saishang Old Street in Hohhot. [Photo by Ding Genhou/For chinadaily.com.cn]
The city is striving to create a cultural tourism landscape, centered around the Chilechuan Grassland to the north and the Laoniuwan Yellow River Grand Canyon to the south and is also promoting the integration of its cultural and tourism industries.
In addition, it has built more cultural attractions, such as the Huayi Brothers Chilechuan Star Theater and the Matouqin Grassland Cultural Industrial Park.
Overall, Hohhot will strive to attract 51 million tourists per year by 2024 and generate a comprehensive annual tourism revenue of 110 billion yuan. It will aim to produce an average annual growth rate of more than 10 percent from the city's tourism reception and tourism revenue.
The awe-inspiring verdant expanse of the Chilechuan Grassland in Hohhot [Photo by Le Yan/For chinadaily.com.cn]