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Tourism helps alleviate poverty

By Palden Nyima in Lhasa and Cao Yin in Beijing ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-09-13 08:19:17

Residents of the autonomous region discover new ways to profit from visitors

Residents of the Tibet autonomous region have benefited over the past few years from tourism, which has enhanced the economy, an official with the local tourism authority said.

Thanks to efforts to stimulate tourism in Tibet, the region's economy has seen a rapid boom in recent years, said Shi Yuhui, deputy director of the region's tourism development commission, during the Third China Tibet International Tourism and Culture Expo, which kicked off on Saturday.

Tourism helps alleviate poverty

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