The reporter learned from the Eco-city Tourism Bureau that in the first quarter of 2019, the total number of visitors to the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city (the Eco-city for short)reached 1 million, an increase of 11% year-on-year; The comprehensive tourism income was 220 million yuan, a year-on-year increase of 15%. Since being listed in the List of First National All-for-one Tourism Demonstration Zone by the National Tourism Administration in February 2016, visitor arrivals in the Eco-city and tourism comprehensive income have increased year by year. Behind the data climb is a new picture of the all-for-one tourism painted by the Eco-city.
Attractions are lined up into different experiences.
Coming to the Eco-city, one cannot miss popular attractions represented by the Aircraft Theme Park and the Fantawild Park; the natural landscape represented by wetlands, rivers and lakes, fish and birds, and the sea is refreshing; at the same time, visitors can feel the uniqueness of the city. Visitors can also taste the fishing salt culture and the culture of the ocean shipping; the upcoming National Maritime Museum is worth expectation. In the Eco-city, there are scenes everywhere, and the experience is different.
Nowadays, the Eco-city is working on two major themes of One Sea and One City and strives to build a comprehensive tourism boutique route. In terms of excavation of marine tourism resources, the Eco-city has more than 30 kilometers of long coastline, together with marine coastal culture, coastal tourism, recreation and other rich coastal high-quality marine tourism resources. It has six ecological corridors to connect rivers, lakes and wetlands, forming a complex ecosystem and coastal city style and providing an open green space for the city. Taking the rich natural tourism resources as the background and highlighting the popular scenic spots, the Eco-city's global tourism scene is becoming clearer.
New upgrade of services takes intelligence as the lead.
In order to meet the needs of tourists in an all-round way, the Eco-city breaks the physical boundary of the scenic spots from the foreground, and builds the whole region as a tourist destination, compiles a global tourism development plan, formulates supporting implementation plans, and comprehensively enhances the level of tourist public services.
With the application of modern information technology like mobile Internet, traditional tourist distribution and consulting services have been difficult to meet the needs of tourists. The Eco-city builds a smart tourist service system according to the four-level model. The first level is a main tourist service center; the second level is an important scenic area and cultural venue tourist service center; the third level is a commercial and community intelligent service station; the fourth level is a smart travel service terminal. After the completion of the four-level system, it will form a smart travel service network with full coverage of dotted lines to provide visitors with convenient, refined and efficient services.
While improving tourism hardware services, the Eco-city uses the intelligent factor to optimize the level of tourism software services. The Eco-city integrates smart tourism into the category of smart city construction, and establishes a smart travel APP and a tourism big data platform. The first phase of the project has been put into trial operation in October 2018, and will be officially put into use in May 2019. The second phase of the platform project is under steady construction.
Deep integration of culture and tourism contribute to industrial re-aggregation.
Tourism is a cultural consumption and cultural experience. In the process of building a global tourism demonstration zone, the Eco-city will take the integration of cultural tourism as an important starting point, and promote the integration of cultural and creative industries and tourism industry.
In terms of expanding cultural tourism resources, the Eco-city uses cultural sites such as traditional villages, cultural relics, museums, and art galleries to conduct cultural tourism. The Jingu Memory Museum has more than 2,000 collections, which fully demonstrates Tianjin's rich and unique regional culture. Walking in the museum is like walking through the rich civic life of Tianjin Port. The Oriental Art Museum covers an area of 8,000 square meters, which is the largest art museum constructed by domestic social enterprises. There visitors can enjoy more than 200 outstanding works of Chinese painting, oil painting, calligraphy, engraving, woodcut and other famous works by domestic and foreign famous painters.
In terms of enriching tourism content, the Eco-city guides the scenic area to enrich the cultural connotation of tourism by innovating tourism products, increasing deductive projects, and organizing special cultural activities. While playing the Kiev aircraft carrier appreciation value, the Aircraft Carrier Theme Park deeply explores its unique military cultural connotation and builds a marine military culture experience integrating the functions of sightseeing of aircraft carrier formation, display of military culture, special experience activities, and patriotic education to enhance the core competitiveness of the scenic spot.