Reported by Chen Peng (www.xnnews.com.cn)
According to the relevant department on Oct.8. On Sept.26, Xianning city was officially named as 〝China Hotspring Town〞by the China Mining Association. At present, there are only six places which have been named as〝China Hotspring Town〞, while Xianning is the only one to earn the reputation in Hubei province.
On June 22 this year, jointly recommended by the Office of Land and Resources in Hubei province and the Hubei provincial Mining Association, Xianning declared “China Hotspring Town” to China Mining Association. At the end of July, the investigation group composed of Ministry of Land and Resources, China Mining Association, and the Hubei Provincial Mining Association conducted a field expert review on the resources of hotspring in Xianning. On September 19, China Mining Association organized the expert review in Beijing. The review group composed of 19 experts all agreed that Xianning has qualified as 〝China Hotspring Town〞.
The experts group noted that with the rich resources, wide distribution, and high quality of geothermal hotspring, Xianning hotspring could meet the various demands including medical bath, recreation and health care, and tourism resort. Moreover, it had the resource conditions of exploitation geothermal hotspring with a combination of natural features to develop characteristic tourism economy.
They also made suggestions about the development of hotspring industry of Xianning. It should do well in the protection and exploitation of the key hotspring resources and build the hotspring with good resource conditions into a demonstration development zone of hotspring, which the exploitation and protection are good, the resource utilization rate is high, social and economic benefits are perfect and the use of technical level is comprehensive. As a result, it can drive the development and protection of hotspring resources all around the area; In the form of tourism, it should focus on the utilization of medical care and leisure tourism of the hotspring, make efforts to do research on the effects of medical spa and health care and longevity preservation and promote medical hot mineral water with distinctive development of the causes of medical spa and health care and longevity preservation; At the same time, strengthen the exploration of geothermal hotspring and the management of the hotspring resource; it should attach importance to developing the culture of hotspring in the city. Under the progress of the exploitation and utilization, it should be full of local characteristic and distinct personality and make it highlights in Hubei province in the development and utilization, also make it national demonstration zone of exploitation and utilization of hotspring.
Relevant leaders in charge of Land resources Bureau of Xianning believed that the success in declaring of 〝China Hotspring Town〞 would improve the Xianning’s reputation in China, and benefit the development, advertising, promotion of the hotspring tourism brand. Furthermore, it could make the tourism industry to a new stage.