Published on : Saturday, January 7, 2017
In recent years, industrial tourism has gained quite a lot in popularity and is received well by everyone and is different from traditional tourism. People’s demand for industrial tourism is also increasing in demand. Li Jinzao, director of the National Tourism Bureau said that it is important to promote industrial tourism according to the concept of global tourism and make it bigger, stronger and much better.
It is estimated that in the next 5 years, number of tourists for industrial tourism will be more than 1 billion, the total direct income of it will be more than RMB 200 billion Yuan, the total comprehensive income realized will likely be more than 10 times of direct revenue, the new direct tourism employment more than 1.2 million people and the new indirect employment driven will be over 6 million people.
Many enterprises these days have understood the taste of industrial tourism and launched various tourism projects like the tour of Heilongjiang Daqing oil industry exhibition which includes The Iron Man Wang Jinxi Memorial Hall, Daqing Oilfield Historical Exhibition Hall, Petroleum Science Museum, and the Petrochemical Plant Exhibition Room. Hainan province has launched the Hainan nuclear power industry tourism project with three functional areas in its design.
Visitors can watch live video including the appearance of the nuclear power plant and the working scene of main control area with high-definition camera. Industrial tourism is not only meant for tourism and leisure, it can also satisfy curiosity and quest for knowledge, compared to traditional tourism. Currently, industrial tourism is in principal focus of China’s tourism industry with great potential. Statistics show that China has 345 national industrial tourism demonstration sites and some 1000 provincial industrial tourism demonstration sites.