Hangzhou Tourism Road Show Visits New YorkMonday, April 22, 2013
Hangzhou Tourism visited New York City last week as part of its U.S. Road Show. The event was held in Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan on April 18th and brought together more than 170 travel professionals and officials. New York City Council member Peter Koo, China National Tourist Office in New York Director Yaping Xue, and Chinese Deputy Consul General to New York, Dong Xiaojun, attended. In a speech to attendees, Dong noted that “US-China relations is one of the most significant and dynamic bilateral relationships in the world,” and emphasized the goal to “promote the new relationship of mutual respect and mutual benefit.” Hangzhou, with its natural beauty and rich cultural resources, aims to become an indispensable tourist destination in China for U.S. tourists, and officials hope that road shows and other stateside visits such as the event in April will continue to foster tourism to China, including to Hangzhou.