Chengdu has just been named one of the “52 places to go in 2015” by The New York Times.
The New York Times has Chengdu at number 44 out of 52 worldwide destinations, citing it as “one of the most dynamic cities in China” and “a panda and food capital”.
Milan tops the list of the 52 Places to Go, followed by Cuba and Philadelphia.
“Pandas are this city’s drawing card, but adventurous chefs and boutique hotels are now giving visitors a reason to linger after seeing the star residents,” said newspawr writer Justin Bergman in the article published on The New York Times.
Local tourism facilities and services are adequate to meet local, domestic and international demand. Currently, there are 63 National A-class tourist scenic spots, 247 star-rated hotels and 364 travel agencies in Chengdu, attracting 186.2 million domestic and foreign visitors in 2014, among whom 1.97 million are inbound tourists, up 11.66 percent from a year earlier.
Statistics of Inbound Visitors to Chengdu in 2014 (10, 000 person/time):