The China National Tourist Office (CNTO) exhibited at the 2014 New York Times Travel Show, which was held February 28 through March 2 and featured more than 350 exhibitors, travel experts and more at the Javits Center. China was highlighted at the Asia Pavilion of the exhibit hall, with representatives from many tour operators including Wendy Wu Tours; Pacific Delight Tours; Access China Tours; Victoria Cruises, Inc.; President Cruises; Ritz Tour; Champion Holidays; China & Asia Travel Service; Chinatour.com and China Travel Service (U.S.A.) Inc., as well as airlines including Air China; China Eastern Airlines; and Sichuan Airlines.
In addition to the many travel companies representing China, the Consul General of China in New York, Sun Guoxiang, visited the China exhibition booth on Friday, February 28. The CNTO booth, which featured an “Ancient Treasures, Modern Wonders” theme, presented visitors to the booth with information about China’s incredible historic offerings as well as its vibrant modern culture.
While Beijing, Shanghai and Xi’an are some of the more well-known cities in China, other Chinese cities, such as Chongqing, Chengdu, Shenyang and Dalian, were also highlighted in the China booth for North American consumers and trade professionals to discover. The CNTO booth was an exciting location within the 2014 New York Times Show, not only for the vibrant images of China and experienced travel professionals, but also due to the dance performances and paper-cutting art that were displayed during the show.
Xue Yaping, Director of CNTO New York, hopes that events like the 2014 New York Times Show and other activities to promote China will bring additional North American visitors to the destination in 2014.