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According to the Qingdao Tourism Industry Development Program in the 14th Five-year Plan Period released last week, Qingdao will focus on “Great Convergence” to advance the transformation and upgrading in the tourism sector, give play to “Great Consumption” to achieve the development of tourism economy by leaps and bounds, take the priority to cultivate top 9 new forms of tourism, including healthcare, sojourn, study tour, industrial tourism, red tourism, museum tourism, wedding, road trips and sports tourism, so as to fully unleash the development potential of the tourism sector.
In regard to development orientation, Qingdao strives to build itself into a demonstration city for both all-for-one tourism and Chinese cultural tourism and consumption as well as an international coastal tourist destination that features a panorama of factors, well-equipped facilities, a diverse range of products, beautiful environment and stylish quality in combination with profound Qilu traditional culture, Jiaodong marine culture and modern Europe-style buildings and lifestyles.
In regard to spatial arrangement, Qingdao will rely on top three mountain ranges, namely Laoshan Mountain, Zhu Mountain and Daze Mountain to prop up the mountain forest tourism system, depend on Jiaozhou Bay, Aoshan Bay and Lingshan Bay to build up a core coastal tourism zone, build up three themed urban districts, namely fashion consumption in the central part, healthcare and vacationing in the eastern part and leisure and recreation in the western part. Construct a coastal holiday tourism belt from Dingzi Bay, Jimo to Langyatai in the West Coast New Area, an ecological leisured rural tourism belt along the Dagu River. Rely on the cluster of cities and establish a regional integrated tourism ecosphere.
The key tourism projects which mainly consist of “one mountain, one tower, one port and one area” will be unveiled one after another. “One mountain” refers to building Laoshan Mountain into an international-renowned tourist destination for mountain and sea recreation. “One tower” refers to relying on Langyatai and building up an “oriental Langya” landmark tourist attraction. “One port” refers to taking advantage of the century-old port and building up an international cruise home port that integrates port economy, cultural exchanges and oceanic tourism. “One area” refers to building up a batch of cluster areas for cultural tourism consumption with Qingdao’s distinctive characteristics on the basis of old urban districts.
Reportedly, Qingdao is combining the Olympic Sailing Center with the Underwater World to create an Olympic sailing and marine culture tourism area. Qingdao pledges to set up one National 5A Grade Tourist Attraction in the 14th Five-year Plan period. (Ma Xiaoting)
The Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center will be built into an Olympic sailing and marine culture tourism area. By Liu Dong