China and Arab states are seeking to boost cooperation in tourism along the Belt & Road at an upcoming conference in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.

As part of the fourth China-Arab States Expo, the 2019 China-Arab States Tour Operators Conference will be held on Sept. 4-7.

More than 100 representatives from 13 countries including Egypt, and a dozen Chinese provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities are expected to hold discussions on tourism exchanges.

The conference will focus on the future development of tourism along the Belt & Road through promotional events, project signings and tour routes explorations, according to the regional department of culture and tourism.

“Ningxia is reaching out to the world under the Belt & Road Initiative,” said Zhao Mingxia, deputy head of the department.

As a pivot along the ancient Silk Road, Ningxia astonishes tourists with its picturesque landscape, a combination of both the beauty of Chinese southern canal towns and the magnificent scenery of the north.