Beijing rolls out culture and tourism projects

A total of 45 culture and tourism investment and financing projects were unveiled at a trade event in Beijing on November 24.

The projects are from 14 districts of the capital city and involve a total investment of 12.2 billion yuan ($1.9 billion).

They cover 10 categories, including cultural and creative tourism, red tourism, rural homestay and boutique hotels, study tours and tourism infrastructure and services.

The projects are expected to improve and promote Beijing's cultural tourism industry, according to officials.

Beijing was visited by 198 million tourists in the first nine months, up 74.2 percent as compared with the same period of last year, said Guan Yu, an official from the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism.

Tourism revenue reached 307.5 billion yuan in the same period, up 86.2 percent year-on-year.