Experts gathered here Tuesday to discuss methods of promoting
tourism recovery after the severe acute respiratory syndrome
The catering and tourism industries began to rebound, but the
influence of SARS will last longer. Inbound tourism is a typical
example, which not only hurt the short-term interests of tourism
enterprises, but also the desire of international tourists, said Bo
Baohua, vice general manager of China Travel Service. He appealed
for the government to provide further support.
China's tourism industry will be further enhanced after SARS, said
Li Jingwen, a researcher with the Chinese Academy of Social
said China had many travel agencies, few of which could compete
with foreign counterparts. China's travel agencies should merge and
regroup, to benefit from economies of scale.
system should be urgently established within the tourism industry,
to strengthen the anti-risk capabilities of tourism enterprises,
said Ning Jizhe, an expert with the Research Office of the State
China's tourism should increase market management and improve
service quality, said Jiang Weixin, deputy director with the State
Development and Reform Commission.
said China should increase promotion methods to restore the tourism
market and retain quality service. Governments should protect
tourism resources and maintain sustainable development. They should
also increase tourism infrastructure investment and create a more
healthy environment for tourists.
After SARS, tourism should be enhanced, including developing a more
orderly market and more modernized resources. China is very rich in
tourism resources, and high in tourism demand, said Chen Huai, an
expert with the Development Research Center of the State
(Xinhua News Agency August 6, 2003)