Rise of rural trips seen as a way to lift locals out of poverty

Source:China Daily
Updated:2017-09-04 10:01:21

  Fenghuang county in the Xiangxi Tujia and Miao autonomous prefecture, Hunan province, will continuously promote rural tourism and develop relevant products to lift more people out of poverty.

  "We will strongly support the development of rural tourism and launch premium tourist products in the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20) period (as a way to solve the poverty problem)," said Yan Changwen, Party chief of Fenghuang county.

  "Impoverished villages and people will be encouraged to participate in the development of tourism products and the provision of services," Yan said. "It will help to lift them out of poverty."

  Yan said about 20,000 people would be lifted out of poverty through rural tourism by the end of 2020.

  Rural tourism has become an effective tool for Fenghuang in solving the poverty problem over the past few years.