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‘LET’S MEET IN WUHAN’: China launches promotional video to attract travelers

Wuhan, the sprawling capital of Central China’s Hubei province where the outbreak of Covid-19 was first reported has launched a new promotional video as part of attempts to attract travelers to experience its beauty.

The video’s title translates to “Let’s Meet in Wuhan.” Posted on the Wuhan Culture and Tourism Bureau’s social media site, it highlights the best of the city, from its surreal floating forest in the Zhangdu Lake Wetland to the lit-up historical Yellow Crane Tower, along with Wuhan locals eating noodles.

It was originally posted on Visit Wuhan’s Weibo platform in Chinese on November 13 then later shared on Facebook in English with a similar message.

“Wuhan never hesitates to show its beauty, and those who love it deeply hope that more people can understand it,” says the Facebook post.

“From the myriad twinkling lights along the Yangtze River and the amazing dance and music from the Zhiyin cruise, to the glittering light and beautiful voices from the livehouse……give me five! Everyone! Looking forward to meeting you in Wuhan.”

As the original epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, Wuhan implemented a 76-day locked down from January 23 to April 8. More than 50,000 Covid-19 infections and over 3,800 deaths were reported.

According to a joint study carried out in April by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Tourism Research Center and Tencent Culture and Tourism Industry Research Center, Wuhan was the no.1 destination Chinese citizens wanted to visit after the crisis subsided.