BUSINESS Tourism booms in northwest China

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Tourism booms in northwest China

Xinhua

16:41, August 29, 2019

Tourists enjoy a meal at a night market in Turpan, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, July 18, 2019. A growing number of local residents are making money from the current tourism boom in Xinjiang. Over 32,000 people have been employed in the tourism industry in the first half of 2019. (Photos: Xinhua)

Tourists visit a leisure facility run by a local nomadic family at the Urumqi Tianshan Grand Canyon scenic area in Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Aug. 9, 2019. A growing number of local residents are making money from the current tourism boom in Xinjiang. Over 32,000 people have been employed in the tourism industry in the first half of 2019.

People dance at a night market in Turpan, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, July 19, 2019. A growing number of local residents are making money from the current tourism boom in Xinjiang. Over 32,000 people have been employed in the tourism industry in the first half of 2019.

A local resident involved in tourism awaits customers in the old town of Kashgar, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, June 12, 2019. A growing number of local residents are making money from the current tourism boom in Xinjiang. Over 32,000 people have been employed in the tourism industry in the first half of 2019.

Tourists ride horses at the Tianshan Grand Canyon scenic area in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Aug. 8, 2019. A growing number of local residents are making money from the current tourism boom in Xinjiang. Over 32,000 people have been employed in the tourism industry in the first half of 2019.

Tourists join local residents in a folk dance in the old town of Kashgar, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Aug. 13, 2019. A growing number of local residents are making money from the current tourism boom in Xinjiang. Over 32,000 people have been employed in the tourism industry in the first half of 2019.

A vendor awaits customers in the old town of Kashgar, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Aug. 12, 2019. A growing number of local residents are making money from the current tourism boom in Xinjiang. Over 32,000 people have been employed in the tourism industry in the first half of 2019.

A vendor sells folk handicrafts in the old town of Kashgar, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Aug. 18, 2019. A growing number of local residents are making money from the current tourism boom in Xinjiang. Over 32,000 people have been employed in the tourism industry in the first half of 2019.

A vendor sells handicrafts in the old town of Kashgar, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, June 12, 2019. A growing number of local residents are making money from the current tourism boom in Xinjiang. Over 32,000 people have been employed in the tourism industry in the first half of 2019. (Xinhua/Zhao Ge)

Tourists visit a scenic area on the Ili River in Yining, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Aug. 11, 2019. A growing number of local residents are making money from the current tourism boom in Xinjiang. Over 32,000 people have been employed in the tourism industry in the first half of 2019.

Tourists visit the Qairhan Salt Lake in northwest China's Qinghai Province, Aug. 28, 2019. The Qairhan Salt Lake in the Qaidam Basin has been the largest potash fertilizer producing base in China. It came to exhibit its values as a tourism destination under a series of comprehensive local development schemes.

Tourists visit the Qairhan Salt Lake in northwest China's Qinghai Province, Aug. 28, 2019. The Qairhan Salt Lake in the Qaidam Basin has been the largest potash fertilizer producing base in China. It came to exhibit its values as a tourism destination under a series of comprehensive local development schemes.

Photo taken on Aug. 28, 2019 shows scenery of the Qairhan Salt Lake in northwest China's Qinghai Province. The Qairhan Salt Lake in the Qaidam Basin has been the largest potash fertilizer producing base in China. It came to exhibit its values as a tourism destination under a series of comprehensive local development schemes.

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