Welcome tourism companies to set up headquarters in Chongqing: Mayor Huang

10 Aug

Chongqing Mayor Huang Qifan on July 26 sent out an invitation for hotels across the country to set their headquarters in the municipality. The invitation was made at a meeting of the national tourism development held in Chongqing. Officials from the tourism authorities at the provincial and municipal levels, responsible persons with the hotel & restaurant management companies and experts with tourism academies communicated with each other on the future tourism development.   The CPC Chongqing Committee and the municipal government have adopted a series of measures to promote the tourism industry. As the strategic highland of the west development project, Chongqing has a rosy future in the industrial, Shao Weiqi, director of the National Tourism Administration said at the meeting.   Huang began his speech with an introduction of the recent local economy development. He said that Chongqing has carried out 5 measures to boost tourism, promoting the cruise economy in the Three Gorges, large investment into reconstructing the tourism facilities, constructing 5-star hotels, realizing the target of Smooth Chongqing and loose fiscal policies. “The income tax for tourism enterprises is 15% in Chongqing, much lower than most of other Chinese cities. We warmly welcome enterprises to set up headquarters in Chongqing,” Huang was quoted by local media.

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