Haikou forest tourism revenue hits nearly RMB1 billion in H1
With great efforts to protect forestry resources and promote ecological civilization, tourist arrivals from forest tourism in the first six months reached 970,000, reports xinhuenet.com.
In the first half of this year, Haikou received a total of 3,883,000 domestic and overseas tourists with total tourism revenue reaching 3.83 billion yuan.
Among the total, the number of tourists from forest tourism was 970,000, and revenue from forest tourism hit 0.96 billion yuan.
Dongzhai Harbor, located in the northeast of Haikou, has attracted more than 10,000 visitors during the first seven months for its renowned reputation as the largest mangrove natural reserve area in China.
Statistics show that the forest coverage in Haikou accounted for 38.38% of the whole land. To create forest tourism into a supplement to leisure and holiday scenic areas, Haikou relevant authorities has now formed a forest tourism system consisting of forest parks, wetland parks, nature reserves and other types of forest scenic areas.