China woos Indian tourists

New Delhi: The tourism departments of Macau, Hong Kong and Guangdong province in China have come together to woo Indian travellers — and have vowed to provide vegetarian and Jain food as well.

“India is a huge market for us. Lots of tourists go to Hong Kong and Macau from here. Now they can also go to Guangdong. Every destination has its own strength. We are complimenting each other,” Mei Qijie, deputy chairman, Tourism Administration of Guangdong province (GDPTA), said here Wednesday.

The promotional activities were organised by the Macau Government Tourist Office, the Hong Kong Tourism Board and GDPTA in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai Aug 27-29.

Officials made known the tourist attractions in the three places.

The three destinations have also joined hands with Tourism Administration of Guangzhou municipality, Zhongshan Municipal Tourism Bureau and Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Culture, Sports and Tourism to co-organise promotional activities in all three cities.

Patrick Kwok, general manager, business development, Hong Kong Tourism Board, said all the three destinations would offer a wide range of hotels ranging from budget to luxury.

He said the three regions would provide for vegetarian food including Jain food.