Wuhan launches glossy advert to attract tourists back to the city

Wuhan, where coronavirus was first reported, is attempting to encourage tourists to return with a new glossy travel campaign.

A video titled “Let’s meet in Wuhan” has been released by the Wuhan Culture and Tourism Bureau to attract holiday-makers back to the city.

The Chinese city is believed to be where the virus started, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) which confirmed that an animal at Wuhan’s seafood and wildlife market was most likely the “primary source” of the virus.

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Wuhan tourism ad shows off the city. Picture: Wuhan Culture and Tourism BureauSource:Supplied

The earliest reported case in Wuhan was at the beginning of December 2019.

However, there have been no recorded cases of community transmission in Wuhan since May.

“Wuhan is never stingy in presenting its beauty, and we, who love it, hope more people can understand,” the bureau posted to Chinese social media site, Weibo.

“[We] look forward to meeting you in Wuhan.”

The video shows beautiful settings of the city as well as nature, bars and museums, with people meeting with family and friends.

Back in September, people returned to normal life again, leading to huge parties at clubs and bars.

Wuhan is said to have recorded the first case of COVID-19. Picture: Wuhan Culture and Tourism BureauSource:Supplied

Wuhan say they haven’t had a case of COVID-19 in many months. Picture: Wuhan Culture and Tourism BureauSource:Supplied

Thousands of people also packed the streets of Wuhan for Halloween while the rest of the world scraps celebration plans after a surge in coronavirus infections.

Chinese-state media even flaunted the newly reopened arena at the Wuhan Sports Centre as 7500 people rammed inside to watch a basketball game.

Wuhan tourism ad shows off the natural side of the city. Picture: Wuhan Culture and Tourism BureauSource:Supplied

The earliest reported case of COVID-19 in Wuhan was December 2019. Picture: Wuhan Culture and Tourism BureauSource:Supplied

It was turned into the Fang Cang temporary hospital in February and received 1065 patients, reported the Communist Party-owned Global Times.

Aussies are not able to travel to China right now, however, with the Federal Government implementing a strict overseas travel ban since March.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission

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