On August 2, Deputy Party Secretary and Mayor Li Gang presided over a special conference on issues related to the preparation of Liupanshui's tourism planning. Li Gang stressed that, medium- and long-term objectives should be set for the tourism development in the city, to represent the local characteristics and build our reputation. To be specific, the establishment of national tourism resort should focus on high-end planning and top-down design and promote regional tourism.
Deputy Mayor Zhang Tao attended the conference.
After hearing report on the process of the preparation of the city's tourism planning, Li Gang stated that, by strictly adhering to the principles of green development, there has been considerable development of health-tourism in Liupanshui in recent years, and remarkable result has been achieved in "healthy lifestyle and sports in mountainous region" and many other projects. Departments at all levels should take further steps to promote eco-development and tourism with tailored measures, make Liupanshui a famous name and share the gains with the people of Liupanshui.
To meet the current and long-term needs, Li Gang put forward the requirements for integrating high-end tourism and general tourism. In the further, Liupanshui will recruit top level professionals and planning teams to speed up the characteristic tourism planning based on the specified target, orientation, overall layout and development ideas. In perspectives of traffic, cableway installations should be promoted to solve the bottlenecks existing in tourism transportation and provide necessary support to the development of tourism in mountainous areas. Efforts should be put in the featured industries covering food, accommodation, transportation, travel, shopping, and entertainment, to promote the integration of tourism with relevant sectors with prolonged industrial chain, enriched tourism format, and increased supply of middle- and high-end tourism products. An improved tourism service system is a must for better services and should serve as a solid foundation for the development of tourism. By focusing on the objective of regional tourism, departments concerned should pay attention to the construction, supervision and transportation, intensify the advocacy of featured scenic spots of the city, and build Liupanshui a well-known brand for healthy tourism. Taking a look at a big picture, Li Gang also called for the comprehensive optimization of the tourism development layout, as well as further expansion of selected routes, to provide better services for tourists and attract more people to Liupanshui. Besides, effective communications with relevant institutions should be guaranteed, to ensure that the planning complies with the national and provincial planning, and more tourism projects can be allocated to Liupanshui.
Secretary General of the Municipal Government Luo Zixiang and representatives from departments directly under the Municipal Government also attended the meeting.