Lhasa, April 21 (Zhang Wei) "The contribution rate of Tibet's tourism industry to the economic and social development of the region reached 33% in 2019." On April 21, Tibet's 2020 tourism work telephone in Tibet in Lhasa At the meeting, Wang Songping, director of the Tourism Development Department of the Tibet Autonomous Region (referred to as the "Tibet Tourism Development Department"), said this when summing up the tourism work in the region in 2019.

  "2019 is the 40th year of Tibet's tourism industry." Wang Songping said that this year, Tibet's tourism industry continued to maintain a good momentum of rapid growth and healthy development. The region received a total of 401.215 million tourists from home and abroad throughout the year, year-on-year An increase of 19.1% and a total tourism revenue of RMB 55.928 billion, an increase of 14.1% year-on-year.

The picture shows the Tibetan peach blossom in Linzhi, Tibet (data map). Photo by He Penglei

  "The 'Winter Tibet' policy has enabled Tibet's tourism industry to achieve a new round of rapid growth following the opening of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway." Wang Songping said that in 2018, the number of tourists received in Tibet exceeded 36 million, and in 2019 it exceeded 40 million. Tibet's tourism industry has completed the annual target tasks and general target tasks of the "13th Five-Year Plan" in advance.

  In addition, as an important carrier of poverty alleviation through tourism, Tibet has actively promoted the establishment of national key villages for rural tourism. In 2019, there are 278 villages with Tibetan characteristics.

  At the same time, the regional tourism cooperation and sharing in Tibet has significantly increased. Wang Songping said that the 11th meeting of the China-Tibet-Nepal Tourism Coordination Committee in 2019 was successfully held, and the two sides signed a memorandum of cooperation on 11 development issues, "The Gangdese International Tourism Cooperation Zone, which is dominated by the tourism economy and The construction of cross-border tourism between China and Nepal is accelerating. "

  Wang Songping said that the modernization of Tibet's tourism governance system is improving day by day, and the level of tourism informatization continues to improve. "The key projects such as the standardization and pilot construction of tourism infrastructure are rapidly following up. The cumulative investment issued in 2019 is the highest in Tibet's tourism industry in 40 years, and the completed investment is also the highest in the past years." (End)