July 18,2017--During the 12th Five Year Plan period, Tibet received 67.9888 million tourists from home and abroad and realized a tourism revenue of 87.464 billion yuan. In 2016, Tibet received 23.1594 million tourists from home and abroad and realized a tourism revenue of 33.075 billion yuan, all hitting a new high and making a good start for the 13th Five Year Plan. In the future, the tourism system of Tibet Autonomous Region will continue to deepen the tourism upgradation and build Tibet as the important world tourist destination.
With the operation of Lhasa-Shigatse Railway and the construction of Lhasa-Nyingchi Railway, as well as the open of Nyingchi Mainling Airport, Shigatse Peace Airport, and Ngari Gunsar Airport, Tibet's tourist traffic breaks through the bottleneck, which provides more traffic choices for tourists. At the same time, the prosperous development of tourism industry also leads local farmers and herdsmen to get rich.
In addition, Tibet also develops rural tourism products and projects including agritainment and leisure vacation spots in regions with rich tourism resources. Then local people can take part in the tourism industry and increases channels to increase incomes.
To improve people's tourism service consciousness and skills, tourism sectors at all levels in Tibet vigorously carry out skill training for local farmers and herdsmen. At the same time, Tibet strengthens the construction of public service facilities and tourism infrastructures, which improves the living environment and life quality of people nearby. By the end of 2015, over 97000 farmers and herdsmen in Tibet are engaged in tourism services.
In recent years, Tibet's tourism popularity is improving continuously by relying on festival tourism and tourism promotion.
During the 12th Five Year Plan period, Tibet strengthens advertising campaign, and in recent years, Tibet vigorously promotes winter tourism.
To create important world tourist destination and highlight local tourism characteristics, Tibet intensifies the standardization construction of tourism services so as to standardize tourism market order.
In 2017, Tibet strives to receive 25 million tourists and realize a tourism revenue of 37 billion yuan. By the end of 13th Five Year Plan, Tibet tries to receive 30 million tourists and realize an annual tourism revenue of 55 billion yuan. Under the leadership of the party committee and government of Tibet Autonomous Region, Tibet will continue to take new ways and new measures to deepen the tourism upgradation and spare no efforts to build Tibet as important world tourist destination.