Universal Beijing Resort to offer culture and tourism development
A venue for water-based entertainment under construction at the Universal Beijing Resort in Beijing on Aug 1, 2020. [Photo by Dai Bing/For China Daily]
Universal Beijing Resort, which will be open at the end of May, is a proper example of introducing culture while developing tourism in the capital, Song Yu, president of the Beijing Tourism Group and a political adviser, said during a news conference on Saturday.
"As the biggest culture and tourism project Beijing invested in recent years, the resort will provide consumers with entertainment and spread culture while gaining economic benefits," Song said at the ongoing fourth session of the 13th Beijing Municipal Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
As the project is a joint venture by China and US companies, this will be a successful model of combining culture and tourism in a commercial project, Song added.
Beijing is the city with the highest number of World Cultural Heritage sites in the world, and millions of inbound tourists come to the city every year.
"We should grab the opportunity to spread Chinese culture through tourism," Song said.
Tian Chunhua, vice-president of the Tongzhou CPPCC, also proposed in the session the development of hotels and homestays near the resort and customized sightseeing routes centered on the resort in Beijing for domestic and international visitors.