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Ninghai: Host of Tourist Day of China

At the recently held meeting of Zhejiang on tourism for 2012, Ninghai's being chosen as host of Tourist Day of China and the West Lake's being listed in the World Cultural Heritages were elected greatest events of the tourism of Zhejiang for 2011.

On April 10, 2011, the State Council set May 19, the date of the first note in Xu Xiake's Travel Notes, as Tourist Day of China.  On that first Tourist Day of China, the National Tourism Administration and Zhejiang Provincial Government held a ceremony for the festival and all the scenic spots in Ninghai opened for free to the public for three days.

The Tourist Day of China has notably promoted the tourism in Ninghai. In the last year, Ninghai county received 6,000,000 domestic tourists, 16.5% more than the previous year. The income from tourism totaled 620 million yuan, up by 17% over the same period of previous year.

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