The third International Culture Tourism Festival of Hot Springs in Xianning, in Central China’s Hubei province, was held on Oct 28 to 30, attracting 26 billion yuan ($4b) in investment funds.
The festival was held by the municipal government and attracted many visitors.
Throughout the festival, several activities were held, including a drama show at the opening ceremony, the 2011 Asian Beach Volleyball tour, a famous hot spring tourism enterprise alliance ceremony in China, romantic ethnic wedding trips themed "love in spring", a drama shooting ceremony, the Jin Guihu "low carbon economy" Summit Forum, activities for potential tenders, and a music luncheon.
Ren Zhenhe, the mayor of Xianning city, said the city is in a period of rapid development. “Owing to the projects held at the festival, the reputation of the city has been held high and development will continue to improve.”