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Ningbo-Russia tourists shoot up 60%

This summer Ningbo has seen a 60 percent rise in the number of tourists to Russia compared to the same period a year ago, according to several local travel agencies.  Russia is attracting more local visitors from Ningbo as 2012 is the Sino-Russia Tourism Year.

According to data posted on a domestic travel website, tourists who are consulting and booking tours to Russia increased significantly after "Tourism Year of Russia" was launched this March. From this March to May, Chinese tourists to Russia doubled compared to the same period last year. At present, most travel agencies in Ningbo offer route tours to Russia lasting ranging from six to nine days. For instance, a "Seven-day Tour of Moscow -Saint Petersburg" will cost 9,600 yuan, much cheaper compared with tours to other European countries. Chinese tourists can sign up for route tours in Russia through travel agencies and they do not have to apply for visas if they travel in Russia in groups (at least 5 tourists in a group).

As the flourishing of Red Tourism, which encourages Chinese people to visit revolutionary sites with historical significance, Russia tours had been very popular among the older generation in China. To attract more young people, many travel agencies launched new route tours in Russia. According to a manager from Ningbo branch of Tuniu.com, one of the leading travel website in China, one of the new route tours allows the tourists to visit Russia while enjoy the quietness and beauty of other northern European countries.

Map of Tourist Attractions Ningbo

Map of Ningbo Tourist AttractionsThere is a bilingual tourist map of Ningbo City, Zhejiang, clearly showing the main scenic areas, containing Xuedou Mount, Asok Temple, Tiantong Pavilion, Tiantong Temple, Baoguo Temple, Simng Forest Park, Hometown of the Jiang Family, and Ninghai Hot Spring, etc.. Traveling this city may give you much surprise, because this area is a comprehensive tourist resort, as you can see in the map, it also includes the ecological villages where you can take a rest and enjoy the tranquility that the nature brings, and the golf club offers the perfect place for sporting, and the Xiangshang Film Studio provides you an opportunity to access to the modern film making process. Traveling this amazing land with this helpful map will amaze and delight you.Click on Map for large View. Save and Print out also possible

Overseas travel heats up in Ningbo

The first five month of 2012 has seen overseas tour hot in contrast with the inbound and domestic tour. According to statistics released by the Municipal Tourism Bureau, from this January to May, 143,500 local tourists chose to take overseas holidays in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, and other countries, a rise of 32 percent year-on-year.

The figure includes 66,600 tourists choose to travel abroad, an increase of 34 percent year-on-year. The hottest destination is Korea, attracting 14,000 tourists, an increase of 465 percent year-on-year. In addition to Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia, and the United States are the top destination countries for Ningbo tourists.

Tourism Festivals forging name cards for city

During the Dragon Boat Festival from June 22nd to 24th, tourists from Jiangsu and Shanghai Provinces and Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province flowed to gardens of bayberry in Cixi. The little fruit has become another push in the development of Cixi tourism. The Bayberry Festival has become a new name card for the Cixi city. 
Traditionally, tourists mainly toured to scenic spots. Now they prefer to tour around the city. Tourism festivals in Cixi thus came into being. The International Economy & Trade Tourism Festival, Cixi Tourism Festival, Cixi Bayberry Festival and many other festivals have made the city more famous.
Cixi Bayberry Festival has been held for 24 sessions. Festival activities include large performances, selection of Bayberry Fairies, symposiums of China Bayberry industry and a series of other activities. Since 2008, the International Economy & Trade Tourism Festival has been held every year with performances on the theme of “Love for China - Charm of Cixi”.  With tourism exchanges among Shanghai, Hangzhou and Cixi and the opening of Hangzhou Bay Bridge Economic Forum, cities at the Yangtze River Delta were also involved in the festivals. In the 6th annual meeting of China Festival Industry, the Cixi Bayberry Festival and the International Economy & Trade Tourism Festival were awarded as the most popular festivals.

Ningbo opens first geopark

Simingshan Geological Park, as the first provincial-level geological park in Ningo, officially opened on Tuesday.

The park, approved by Zhejiang Provincial Department of Land Resources in December 2009, covers a total area of 61.7 square kilometers. It consists of three regions, namely, the Luochengshan Mountain to Yangtianhu Park, the Hemudu Park, Dalan Township to Danshanchishui Park.

Currently, the visitor center, the exhibition hall, and a 4D theater in the Luochengshan Mountain to Yangtianhu Park have been put into use since its official opening this Tuesday

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