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Zhoushan districts among China's top 100 in tourism strength

Updated : 2021-11-22 (chinadaily.com.cn)

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Dongji Island in Putuo consists of 28 islands and 108 reefs, with Miaozihu Island, Qingbang Island, Dongfushan Island, as well as Huangxing Island being the most famous. [Photo/WeChat account: zjzsrbs]

Putuo and Dinghai districts in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province are among the top 100 districts in the country in terms of the comprehensive strength of their tourism industries, according to a list recently published by the Beijing Huaxia Baiqiang Tourism Consulting Center.

The top 100 districts were selected from 973 districts on Chinese mainland based on public data from the official websites of local governments and the research data collected by the consulting company.

According to the list, the average tourism revenue of the top 100 districts totaled 23.97 billion yuan ($3.75 billion) and the average number of tourists were 23.98 million, year-on-year decreases of 23.18 percent and 22.83 percent, due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

There were eight districts that had a tourism revenue exceeding 50 billion yuan in 2020, including Putuo, as well as Haidian and Chaoyang in Beijing.

Last year, Putuo was recognized as a 3A-level scenic district and six of its towns have been recognized as 3A-level scenic towns. The added value of the district's tourism industry amounted to 3.6 billion yuan, accounting for 8.18 percent of its GDP.

In 2020, Dinghai received 10.32 million tourists and generated 10.57 billion yuan in tourism revenue.

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With a history of 1,000 years, ancient Dinghai town in Dinghai district is home to a number of historic streets built during the Ming and Qing dynasties. [Photo/WeChat account: zsqdly]