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Xinjiang to further boost tourism industry

Updated: Feb 2, 2021 Xinhua Print
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A rural tourism village in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

URUMQI -- Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region will further bolster its tourism industry, said Shohrat Zakir, chairman of the regional government.

Xinjiang will endeavor to attract more than 200 million tourists in 2021, and aims to receive more than 400 million domestic and international tourists in 2025, Shohrat Zakir said in a government work report presented to the regional legislature's annual session on Monday.

Xinjiang welcomed more than 158 million tourists in 2020 despite the impact of COVID-19.

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