e role in promoting regional economic construction in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Great
er Bay Area and advancing cooperation between Guangdong and the neighboring Hong Ko
ng and Macao special administrative regions in the following years,” Lin said.Zhang Yimin, deputy director gen
eral of the Guangdong Department of Culture and Tourism, said the 144-hour visa-free policy will help make Gu
angdong, window of the country’s reform and opening-up, one of the major destinations for tourists from around the word.
He urged travel agencies and related units in the province to introduce more special tourist ro
utes with local features and offer even better services to foreign visitors. He suggested more foreign tou
rists tour and enjoy the rich Lingnan (South China) culture, cuisines and scenic spots.
The entry and exit and customs departments have now est
blished special channels in airports, rail, land and water ports and are preparing to help
foreign travelers through the procedures for 144-hour visa-free stays in Guangdong, he added.