NAIROBI, April 25 (Xinhua) -- China Southern Airlines on Thursday launched a Guangzhou city tour package for Kenyan travelers to boost China-Kenya ties, an official said.
Huang Guanwen, general manager for Nairobi at China Southern Airlines, told a media briefing in Nairobi that tourists on its direct flight between Nairobi and Guangzhou and transiting to other cities will enjoy a scenic trip of the Chinese city for free.
"The objective of the Guangzhou city tour is to promote the Sino-Kenya cultural links through promoting people-to-people exchanges," Huang said.
He observed that Guangzhou city which lies within the subtropical zone already draws tens of thousands of African traders seeking to buy Chinese manufactured goods.
China Southern Airlines began direct flights between Nairobi and Guangzhou in 2015 and currently operates two weekly flights connecting the two cities.
Huang said that Guangzhou, which has rich cultural elements, is home to one of the biggest subtropical botanical gardens in the world.
He added that Kenyan travelers who use the airlines will also have an opportunity to visit the Guangzhou Chimelong Tourist Resort that attracts about 10 million visitors annually.