GUANGZHOU, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Guangzhou, capital of southern China's Guangdong Province, will issue vouchers worth 30 million yuan to residents and tourists from Friday, in a bid to revive tourism and cultural market hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Chen Yongliang, deputy director of Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture, Broadcast-TV, and Tourism, said that a small program on WeChat is used for the issuance of vouchers, which can be obtained by users with real-name authentication.
From July 17 to August 13, residents in Guangzhou and tourists that get vouchers can spend them in 668 public places, including scenic spots, hotels, physical bookstores, homestays and travel agencies.
As the first batch of pilot cities in tourism and cultural consumption, Guangzhou will further strengthen the supply-side and demand-side reform in tourism and cultural industries, expand the supply of high-quality cultural and artistic products, develop new tourism products, launch multiple beneficial measures to boost cultural consumption, and expanded online consumption as well. (Edited by Zhang Yuan with Xinhua Silk Road, firstname.lastname@example.org)