HK and mainland China agree to develop Silk Road tourism

Hong Kong, Aug 9 (CNA) Hong Kong and mainland China signed a tourism agreement in Beijing Wednesday, agreeing to jointly develop Maritime Silk Road tourism products.

The Agreement on Further Enhancement of Tourism Cooperation between China and Hong Kong was signed by officials from both sides in charge of the tourism industry.

According to the Hong Kong authorities, the agreement aims to further strengthen exchange and cooperation between the two sides in tourism development.

It also includes the joint development of Maritime Silk Road tourism products and related promotional work and publicity in Belt and Road markets.

In addition, the two sides agreed to cooperate on the development of cruise tourism including itineraries, promotions and publicity, as well as personnel training.

Currently, mainland China is the main source of tourists visiting Hong Kong, accounting for 76% of total visitors to the territory last year.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel