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The 11th Mt. Everest Cultural Tourism Festival will be held in the end of August, 2013

Time:2013-5-21By: LeoSource: Chinanews.com

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The 11th Mt. Everest Cultural Tourism Festival will be held in the end of August, 2013, according to Shigatse Tourism Bureau.

It is reported that Shigatse Prefecture has held 10 Mt. Everest Cultural Tourism Festival since the celebration was firstly held in 2001. This tourism festival has been a widely known brand of Mt. Everest tour. It plays important role in the tourism development in Shigatse Prefecture. Shigatse Tourism Bureau is planning to attach more importance in the publicity and sales promotion of the local tourism resources during the celebration of the 11th Mt. Everest Cultural Tourism Festival. A series of attractive traditional and dominant projects will be explored to improve the popularity of the scenic spots in Shigatse Prefecture.

May 19th is the 3rd China National Travel Day, Tibet Tourism Bureau and the local tourism bureaus in Shigatse, Nyingchi and some other regions held a large publicity conference jointly. Tibet is planning to insist their basic tourism development policy – high-end, exquisite and specific in 2013. Great importance has being attached to the transform of the tourism development pattern of Shigatse in recent years. In 2013, Shigatse is planning to receive more than 12.6 million visitors and realize a total tourism bureau of 15.8 billion RMB.

To attract more tourists and provide more convenience for tourists both at home and abroad, Tibet will open the No. Everest tourist-dedicated train on June 1st. It is reported that this special train is a professional plateau train, on which the oxygen supply is available. No. Everest has a passenger capacity of 600. The coaches on the train are characterized by spacious and comfortable. The professional guide in the hard berth cabin and the soft berth cabin will introduce the amazing natural landscapes along Qinghai-Tibet Railway. Besides, the professional doctor on the train will help passengers to do some physical examination when they feel under the weather.

The No. Everest train will run between Xining and Lhasa since June 1st, which means this train will be available every four days till the middle October. Then tourists planning a Tibet tour between June and October will have one more choice in the Tibet train tickets. Besides, the operation of this tourist-dedicated train will release the transportation burden of Qinghai-Tibet Railway to a certain extent. The demand of the train tickets to Lhasa always greatly exceeds the supply in between June and October every year.

Tibet Tourism Bureau also put great emphasis on the reception work of tourists in 2013. A series of classic Tibet tour routes which collected the cultural and natural highlights in Tibet were explored to attract more tourists. Visitors both at home and abroad could explore the profound Tibetan civilization while visiting the historical sites in Lhasa, Shigatse and Shannan. The tour routes to Nyingchi, Mt. Everest and Ngari Prefecture mainly attract tourists especially interested in the natural scenery on Tibet Plateau. In addition, the hotels and restaurants in different regions in Tibet are also trying to improve the reception ability and service quality.

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