(DALIANNEWS)- The coastal city of Dalian was awarded the honor of one of the “Best Summer Resort Cities in China” during the 4th China Summer Resort Tourism Industry Summit in Yanbian, Northeast China's Jilin Province, July 7, 2018.
According to the report, Dalian tops the list of the “Best Summer Resort Cities in China”, followed by Changchun, Guiyang, Anshun, Kunming, Harbin, Qingdao, Yantai, Yanbian and Dali.
Located at the southern tip of the Liaodong Peninsula, the port city of Dalian enjoys a northern temperate climate and is famous for its clean air and long hours of sunshine. The city also has its favorable weather of more than 20 degrees centigrade in summer, which attracts a huge number of domestic and overseas tourists from July to September every year.
During this golden tourism season, the city of Dalian opens bathing beaches for tourists free of charge, builds fitness footpaths along Binhai road, around Xishan lake and on the sides of mountains, as well as promotes island tour, beer festival and other activities for travellers.
The summer-avoiding tourism market has great potential for China. “China saw up to five billion domestic tourists last year. Among them, over one billion tourists chose the summer-avoiding tourism in July and August.”, said Dai Bin, president of China Tourism Academy.
China is currently desperate for setting up more summer resorts to meet the needs of different tourists from home and abroad, according to the report.
During the summit, the development report on China's summer resort cities in 2018, the most potential summer resort cities in 2018, as well as the observation points of summer resort cities in 2018 were also released.