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Beijing Declaration Passed at the First World Conference on Tourism for Development05/30/2016

The Beijing Declaration, with a focal point on “Tourism for Peace and Development,” was passed at the First World Conference on Tourism for Development in Beijing. Drafted by the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) and the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the declaration aims to promote the sustainable development of the global tourism i ...Read More

China’s Tourism Spending Projected to Surpass $1.2 Trillion by 202005/30/2016

China’s expenditures on tourism are expected to surpass $1.2 trillion (8 trillion yuan) by 2020, contributing more than 10 percent of the country’s GDP, according to the recent China Tourism Development Report released by the China National Tourism Administration. About 160 million foreign travelers will visit the country annually, generating tourism revenue of mo ...Read More

PATA Predicts China to be Largest Tourism Source Market for U.S. by 202005/30/2016

A recent report by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) projected that China will be the largest international tourism source market for the U.S. by 2020, excluding Mexico and Canada. This will mark a pivotal shift from the past few decades, in which the U.K. and Japan sourced the most visitors to America. The report projects the number of Chinese travelers visi ...Read More

First World Conference on Tourism for Development Opens in Beijing05/23/2016

The opening ceremony of the first World Conference on Tourism for Development was held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 19. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivered a speech at the ceremony, noting that while the tourism industry is a driving force to cultivate new economic opportunities, alleviate poverty and construct a beautiful China, it also is a bri ...Read More

Ningxia Delegation Reaches Out to American Market05/23/2016

Earlier this month, officials from the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region visited North America for outreach and meetings, with the goal of inviting more Americans to visit Ningxia. On May 9, 2016 the delegation, led by Mr. Wang Heshan, Vice Governor of Ningxia and Mr. Xu Xiaoping Director-General of Tourism Administration of Ningxia, accompanied by Ms. Pan Xiaopeng, Deput ...Read More

Henan Taichi Performance in New York’s Times Square05/23/2016

Henan Tourism hosted a Taichi demonstration in the heart of Times Square on May 14. More than 100 Taichi enthusiasts from across the United States gave a live performance of Taichi. People were invited to learn about the art of Taichi as well as the beautiful scenery and culture of Henan. Ms. Pan Xiaopeng, Deputy Director of China National Tourist Office New York, att ...Read More

Disney Promises President Xi Jinping A Safe, High-quality Theme Park05/23/2016

With the grand opening of Shanghai Disneyland coming up next month, the CEO Walt Disney Co, Robert Iger, met with China President Xi Jinping and promised “safe and pleasing service. The park is undergoing final trial operations to prepare for the formal launch. The project is the first Disney park on Chinese mainland. It is a joint investment by Walt Disney Co and S ...Read More

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