High Gorges and Calm Lake --- the biggest selling points
This weekend, more than 80 teachers are going to Three Gorges in groups. Their original tour plan is to visit the Three Gorges Household. But hearing that Three Gorges Dam has impounded 175m-high water successfully on 26th, the teachers changed their plan to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the High Gorges and Calm Lake. Yesterday, the teachers went out of their way to discuss with the travel agency in order to put Three Gorges Dam scenic spot into their tour plan: We ll afford the extra expense, but please be sure that visiting Three Gorges Dam is in our tour plan.
The sucessful impoundment of Three Gorges Project fulfills the beautiful landscape of the High Gorges and Calm Lake. It atrracts tourists attention and brings the Three Gorges tourism market which used to be cold and cheerless during autumn and winter to hot. Learned from Changjiang Three Gorges Tourism Corporation, the Three Gorges Dam scenic spot has been receiving more than 6,000 tourists each day since the middle of October. Thanks to the sucessful impoundment, the amount of tourists rise 25% compared to last year.
Many tavel agencies in Wuhan also said that the impoundment has become a hotspot in Three Gorges tourism, There has been an obvious rebound in the tourism market this week. Zhang Tai, a principal from Hubei Orient International Travel Agency, told us that during September and National Day Golden Week this year, Three Gorges tourism was very popular. There was 260 tourists in mere one tour group at its hottest time. After the Golden Week, Three Gorges tourism entered its slack season and tourists started to decrease. However, this week shows an obvious rise since many people want to watch the impoundment of the Dam. In recent tour routes, we specially arranging the tourists to watch the 175m scaleplate by ship.
A principal from Changjiang Three Gorges Tourism Corporation said that autumn and winter is the slack season for Three Gorges scenic spot, but this year the situation has improved. The amont of tourists from waterway and overland including self-driving tourists have all increased compared to last year. Among those tourists, people who come to watch the impoundment of the Dam and the scenery of High Gorges and Calm Lake is in the majority. What s more, many tourists from abroad also visit Three Gorges by ship.
One Flourish, the Other Flourishes.
Three Gorges Tourism Say Goodbye to Slack Season
The impoundment doesn t only bring Three Gorges scenic spot to hot. We learned that Shennongjia scenic spot has received a large number of tourists from the Gorge dock. The ringlike tour route Three Gorges --- Shennongjia --- Shennong Brook --- Three Gorges has become a new travel form in Three Gorges area.
Moreover, other cities,like Yi Chang and Zigui, their tour routes have also been sucessfully connected to Three Gorges Tour. According to a principal from Three Gorges Calm Lake Tourism Corporation, Jiuwan Brook Sightseeing has received nearly a thousand tourists each day recently and the amount of tourists visiting Quyuan Ci also increases --- about 4 or 5 hundred per day.
We also learned from a few travel agencies in Yi Chang that taking advantage of The impoundment reached 175m, many travel agencies are racing to control the tourism market. They all put out different kinds of luxury cruise tour lines which bound up with a series of choice scenic spots around Three Gorges.
People who work in the tourism business predicted that after Three Gorges finishing the 175m-impoundment, more and more mating tour routes will come into being. Meanwhile, it will also attract more tourists from both home and abroad. There will be no slack season in Three Gorges tourism.
According to the tourism Twelve - Five planning set by Hubei province, as one of our province s 8 central tourist area, Yi Chang Yangzi Three Gorges Tourist Area will maintain the original Xiling Gorge and Shennong Brook which is famous for its cultural landscape.
Relying on the Three Gorges Dam and Gezhou Dam and intergating different tourism sources, we will build Yi Chang Yangzi Three Gorges Tourist Area into a international sightseeing area.