In recent years, Xinjiang has made great efforts to develop the tourism industry, to further improve the comprehensive tourism system. The convenient railway transportation network has made it more convenient for the tourist trains from inland provinces to access to Xinjiang, which has promoted the continuous rising of the tourist industry in Xinjiang. In order to attract more tourist trains to run from inland provinces to Xinjiang and promote the increase of railway passenger traffic volume, China Railway Urumqi Group Co., Ltd. has taken the initiative to strengthen cooperation with various local CR group companies, and has actively propelled the work of “promoting traffic flows to Xinjiang”. Thereby, a number of brands of the tourist trains from inland provinces to Xinjiang have emerged. The tourist trains from inland provinces, such as "Jinghe" and "Longtai", have been popular with passengers for the comfortable travel environment, reasonable operation route, abundant tourism activities, multiple stops and the human-friendly arrangement of traveling at night and sightseeing in the day.
It is disclosed that a rising number of tourist trains have been running from provinces across the country to Xinjiang since July. The route covers all directions in the east, west, south and north of Xinjiang, allowing multiple tours along one route. The influence of the tourist trains from inland provinces to Xinjiang has been continuously expanding, which deepens the communication between tourists from inland provinces and people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang. Meanwhile, in recent years, China Railway Urumqi Group Co., Ltd. has been further expediting railway construction, investing huge capital in upgrading infrastructures, optimizing stations and passenger flow lines, raising the traveling speed, and improving water-feeding for the tourist trains from inland provinces and the boarding-alighting organization for passengers, which has laid a sound foundation for the increase of the tourist trains from inland provinces to Xinjiang.
It is reported that since the first Zhanjiang-Beitun tourist train entered Xinjiang on April 27 this year, 65 tourist trains from inland provinces have been received in Xinjiang by July 25, with a large number of subsequent tourist trains from inland provinces to enter Xinjiang until the end of October.