Recently, the closing ceremony of the 7th China Dalian(Lushun) International Cherry Blossom Festival was held in Lushunkou District. Deputy district director of Lushunkou District Wang Chao, of tourist system at the city and district level and journalists from national, provincial, and municipal media attend the closing ceremony.
This year’s Cherry Blossom Festival lasted for 20 days, receiving 1.1 million tourists form home and abroad, with a year-on-year growth of 23.5% and the revenues from tourism reached 0.31 billion RMB, with a year-on-year growth of 36.7%. It is estimated that over 30,000 tourists were received in 203 Cherry Blossom Park alone on the day of opening ceremony of Cherry Blossom Festival
This year’s Cherry Blossom Festival was rich in contents, such as Flower is a Go-between of youth fellowship, oil painting exhibition of ‘Lushunkou’, weibo interaction of ‘showing smiling faces in Lushun’, Ping-Pong group invitational tournament of ‘Tongrentang Cup’, special tour to the cherry blossom park of thousands of tourists, hot spring tour, science education tour, special countryside tour and other set of tourist activities. The related tourist company also provided many kinds of discount and price-off promotions, forming a joyful and peaceful atmosphere of festival and attracting a large amount of tourists.
The exhibitions of geotechnical products and souvenirs of Lushunkou District were also held during the Cherry Blossom Festival. 20 enterprises and management units set 36 exhibition stands to exhibit their special products to attract the tourists to purchase, which improved the popularity of the enterprises and their products. As the same time, the Cherry Blossom Festival attracted a lot of tourists to go for an outing hiking in Lushun.