On January 23, the 2019 China Tourism Industry Conference, approved by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and sponsored by China Tourism News, released the “China Tourism Awards”. Guangzhou City was awarded the “2018 TOP10 Chinese Cities with Tourism Influence”.
As a national central city and an international business center, Guangzhou boasts comprehensive competitiveness ranking among the top in the country. In 2018, the city received a total of 223 million people, a year-on-year increase of 9.2%. It registered total tourism revenue of 400.819 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 10.9%. At present, there are 54 A-level tourist scenic spots in the city (2 5A and 26 4A), 713 travel agencies (160 outbound tour groups, 10 foreign investment travel agencies) and 170 star-rated hotels (22 five-star hotels). The number and scale of tourism enterprises have been at the forefront of the province and the whole country.
According to the reporter, this "China Tourism Awards" covers three major chapters of "Public Welfare Promotion", "Leisure Vacation" and "Beautiful China", which include 2018 TOP10 China Tourism Industry Influential Enterprise with Social Responsibility, TOP10 College Social Practice Projects, TOP10 Marketing Promotion Activities, TOP10 WeChat Official Accounts and other awards.