KUALA LUMPUR, The 18th Guizhou Tourism Industry Development Conference kicked off in Xingyi city, Southwest China's Guizhou province, on the basis of "simplicity, delicacy, thoughtfulness and safety", on April 11. Hosted by the People's Government of Guizhou Province, the Guizhou Tourism Industry Development Conference has been held annually since 2006, aimed to accelerate the development of Guizhou's tourism industry and cultivate it into a pillar industry. Themed "Promoting Deep Integration of Culture and Tourism and Building a World-class Tourist Destination", the conference has been successfully held for 17 sessions, in rotation by all cities and prefectures in Guizhou. The tourism resources in this region are mainly composed of mountain landscapes, ethnic cultures and historical relics, according to the People's Government of Guizhou Province in a statement. In recent years, Qianxinan Prefecture has promoted Health Tourism by combining the original mountain tourism resources. Numerous health tourism projects and top quality tourism routes have been launched to attract healthy lifestyle-seeking tourists. Qianxinan Bouyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture is located in the southwest of Guizhou Province, China, with excellent transportation infrastructure and is famous for its well-preserved and unique natural scenery and rich ethnic cultures. With typical karst landform, famous scenic spots include Maling River Canyon and Wanfeng Forest in Xingyi, Wanfeng Lake, and Guizhou Longhua Stone Group in addition to "Eight-Note Seated Singing" which is a type of Bouyei ethnic group's talking and singing folk art. Source: BERNAMA News Agency