On October 25, the Administrative Committee of Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City held a press conference, saying that during the "National Day Holiday", the tourism industry in the Eco-city closely adhered to the theme of "regional tourism" to build the eco-city holiday tourism products, and its regional tourism integrated service capability has received a "test" by the holiday – in 8 days, it received 354,000 passengers in total, 23% up, accounting for over 69.5% in Binhai New Area; it has achieved tourism revenue of 59.43 million yuan, 8% up, accounting for 87% of Binhai New Area; it has received income of over 100 million yuan, and tourist reception, tourism revenue and record hit a new high over the same period
From 2017 up to now, the Eco-city has received profitable scenic tourists of 4.05 million, 40% up; it has achieved tourism ticket revenue of 380 million yuan, 42% up. In the next one to two years, a "blowout" development is expected to reach 8-10 million tourists.
Visitor reception and tourism revenue both achieve upgrade.
Construction of tourism projects in the Eco-city continues to accelerate, and planning publicity efforts continue to increase while the main scenic spots increase tourism, coupled with other favorable factors, influence, competitiveness and attractiveness of the tourism industry in the Eco-city are significantly improved.
During the Mid-Autumn Festival and the National Holiday, two key scenic spots say the Aircraft Carrier Park and the Fantawild Park continued to strengthen the content, improve the supporting facilities, and promote the upgrading of scenic spots so the quality of tourism products has been significantly improved, and tourists received exceeded 100,000. The total amount of tourism revenue from the two scenic spots accounted for more than 60% of the total from 11 profitable scenic spots. Its reception scale is at the same level with the traditional tourism destination area in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region say the Jizhou District (430,000 people) and the domestic traditional tourist destination Sanya City (635,000 people).
"Fast travel and slow tourism" service system initially formed
Preferential policy, high-speed interchange, long leisure time, etc. are also important factors in promoting eco-tourism during the National Day. Tourists driving from Beijing, Hebei, Shandong and other surrounding areas became the main tourists, and cars from other areas into the Eco-city also increased significantly. From October 1 to October 8, cars in tourist attractions under monitoring accounted for about 50%. Increasingly perfected "slow travel" system boosted the quality and operating efficiency of tourism service in the holiday in the Eco-city.
Tourism industry in the Eco-city ushered in ａ "golden development period"．
Up to now, the tourism industry in the Eco-city has begun to take shape, and is in an important historical "golden development period." National Tourism Administration put forward a "National Global Tourism Demonstration Zone" at the end of 2015 in the country, to promote the tourism industry to change from a tourism development model of "tourist attractions" to "regional tourism" and to build a new pattern of tourism development. With the strong support of Tianjin Tourism Bureau, the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city was approved and listed in the first batch of 262 regional tourism demonstration zones in the first half of last year, together with the Heping District and Jizhou District, which are enlisted by the National Tourism Administration.
In 2017, the Administrative Committee of the Eco-city will create annual key works for a global tourism demonstration zone in the Eco-city to kick off a comprehensive construction, which means that in the next 2-3 years, the Eco-city will comply with assessment indicators for hardware and software by the National Tourism Administration on the global tourism demonstration zones, and further enhance itself from aspects of tourism industry management mechanism, tourism products, tourism services, etc..
Next, the Eco-city will base on the requirements for "National Global Tourism Demonstration Zones", use in-depth implementation of the three-year global tourism action plan, stick to the two major themes of "one sea and one city", promote tourism resources development, tourism elements, service quality, intelligent tourism platform and integration upgrading of tourism marketing, to comprehensively promote the transformation and upgrading of the tourism industry, and to build the Eco-city into a leader of tourism industry in Tianjin, as well as a national tourism development demonstration zone.
At present, the Eco-city has 25 projects which are built, under construction or to be built and operated. From 2017 up to now, tourists received by profitable scenic spots in the Eco-city reached 4.05 million, 40% up year-on-year; it has achieved tourism ticket revenue of 380 million yuan, 42% up year-on-year, and is expected to form four theme amusement industrial clusters including marine hydrophilic, animation, art folklore and eco-friendly tourism in the next one to two years. The tourist reception of the Eco-city will be expected to reach 8-10 million (annual tourists in Singapore amount to 17 million) and become the core industry with the Eco-city characteristic, coupled with education, culture and other industries.