Tibet Tourism ‘Hits Record High’ – BBC

Qinghai-Tibet%20Railway%20map%20%28original%29.JPGChinese state media have announced a leap of Himalayan proportions in the number of tourists going to , thanks in large part to the contentious opening last year of the Qinghai- rail line. BBC has the summary:

Just over four million tourists will have visited Tibet in 2007, an official said, an increase of 64% year on year.

The official put the increase down to better marketing and improved transport links, including the controversial high-speed rail service to China…Local Communist Party secretary Zhang Qingli said that Tibet was entering a “golden era” of . [Full Text]

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December 17, 2007, 12:39 AM
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