Guangdong province receives over 100 million visitors in 2006

28 December 2006

Guangzhou, China, 28 Dec – The Chinese province of Guangdong has received over 100 million tourists this year, a figure which represents 80 percent of the country’ tourism, officials said in Guangdong Wednesday.

According to the figure published by the Guangdong Department of Tourism, the sector generated revenue of 200 billion yuan, or 9.5 percent more than in 2005.

The province’s tourism department said that annual events such as the Guangzhou Fair, an the technology fair held in Shenzhen, a city that borders Hong Kong, also boosted the number of visitors.

Located in the south of the country, Guangdong, which borders the Special Administrative Regions of Macau and Hong Kong and is considered to be the powerhouse of the People’s Republic of China, covers an area of 177,900 square kilometers and has a population of around 100 million people. (macauhub)