After a glorious summer, autumn arrives with bright colors and the joy of harvest. Once again, in this beautiful season, Ulanqab and Beijing come together to celebrate the future of culture, tourism, and sports. On the morning of August 30, 2022, the 2022 Ulanqab Culture, Tourism, and Sports Promotion Conference opened in Beijing with the theme of "Leisure Weekends, All Seasons Getaway". More than 150 people attended the conference, including Mr. Fang Ze, member of the Leading Party Members' Group of the People's Government of Ulanqab Prefecture Level City and Deputy Mayor of Ulanqab Prefecture Level City, Mr. Shi Anping, Level 1 Bureau Rank Official of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism, Mr. Bian Jian, member of the Leading Party Members' Group and deputy editor-in-chief of Beijing Radio and Television Station, Mr. Wen Biao, Secretary-General of the Leading Party Members' Group and Director of the Bureau of Culture, Tourism, and Sports of Ulanqab Prefecture Level City, and leaders from the Bureau of Sports and the Bureau of Culture and Tourism of Yanqing District in Beijing Municipality, Beijing Tourism Group Co, Ltd, Trip.com Group, culture and tourism bureaus of various banners, counties, and districts in Ulanqab, and key scenic areas and culture and creative industry enterprises in Ulanqab, as well as representatives of travel agencies in Beijing and Ulanqab.
Mr. Fang Ze pointed out that Ulanqab has a good ecological environment and rich tourism resources, with ancient relics, forests, lakes, hot springs, volcanoes, and all kinds of grasslands. The city not only has Huitengxile Grassland, the famous flower-covered alpine meadow, the vast and magnificent Gegentala Grassland, the miraculous creation of Wulanhada Volcano Geopark, and Duerbote Grassland, which is the landing site of Shenzhou spacecraft, but also hosts a collection of high-quality tourist attractions such as Sumu Mountain Forest Park, Linhu Gusai Tourist Area, and Daihai Sea. In addition, with an average annual temperature of 18.8 degrees Celsius, Ulanqab is an ideal destination for leisure travel and wellness retreats.
The conference venue also hosted exhibition areas to showcase the cultural tourism, intangible cultural heritage, and creative cultural products of Ulanqab, allowing visitors to fully immerse themselves in the local customs of Ulanqab and experience the hospitality of the grassland people. The unique Donglu Errentai local traditional opera performance and lively singing and dancing performances at the conference also demonstrated the enthusiasm of the people of Ulanqab. The rich tourism promotion content unfolded before the eyes of the participants, revealing a journey with breathtaking scenery, profound heritage, and unique character. The conference also extended heartfelt invitations to travelers from Beijing and surrounding regions to join the ten uniquely designed boutique travel routes to Ulanqab.
The conference also witnessed the signing of cooperation framework agreements between the People's Government of Ulanqab Prefecture Level City and Beijing Radio and Television Station, the Bureau of Culture, Tourism, and Sports of Ulanqab Prefecture Level City and the Bureau of Sports and the Bureau of Culture and Tourism of Yangqing District in Beijing Municipality, and the representatives of travel agencies and scenic areas in Ulanqab and travel agencies in Beijing.
Through the Beijing-Inner Mongolia Cooperation platform and the Beijing-Zhangjiakou Sports, Culture, and Tourism Belt platform, the conference aims to further unleash the potential of Ulanqab's culture, tourism, and sports resources, accelerate the construction of Ulanqab's culture, tourism, and sports brand, and promote the popularity of "West of Beijing is Ulanqab" cultural tourism brand in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, where most tourists come from. The conference also aims to enhance the confidence of the culture, tourism, and sports industry in Ulanqab, create a "back garden" for Beijing's leisure travelers and vacationers, and develop a destination for red tourism, weekend trips, fitness trips, and wellness retreats.