Global Tourism Economy Forum Hosts Roadshow Dinner in Xingyi, Guizhou
Promotes 2017 Programme & Global Networking Opportunities
Marks Inaugural Edition of International Mountain Tourism Alliance
(August 16, 2017, Guizhou) The Global Tourism Economy Forum (“GTEF” or “the Forum”), the leading international tourism platform designed to promote sustainable development of the global tourism industry with a focus on China, hosted a networking dinner in Xingyi City in the 2017 Partner Province, Guizhou, introducing its 6th edition with the theme of
“Regional Collaboration Towards a Better Future,” which will be held on 16 and 17 October 2017 in Macao.
At the networking dinner at Xingyi City’s Fu Kang International Convention & Exhibition Center on August 15, GTEF marked the inaugural edition of the International Mountain Tourism Alliance (IMTA), a State Council-approved international tourism organization; while engaging attendees from various prefecture and city-level tourism development leaders from Guizhou Province, the Chinese mountain tourism industry, domestic travel and tourism enterprises, investment institutions, airlines, travel-related websites, key tourism hotspots in Guizhou, local tourism operators in Guizhou Province & Qianxinan region, as well as domestic travel media online publications. The gathering aimed to encourage participation in GTEF and strengthen understanding of the Forum’s global platform and networking opportunities with tourism stakeholders including GTEF’s 2017 Featured Partner Countries, the 16 Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) that also share complementary mountain tourism offerings with Guizhou Province.
Previously the Featured Chinese Province in GTEF’s 2013 edition, Guizhou Province will renew its collaboration with GTEF again in 2017 to further increase its international exposure. GTEF’s founding organization, the Global Tourism Economy Research Centre, is both a founding and council member of the Guizhou-based IMTA. As the host of the IMTA, the first international organization to focus solely on mountain tourism and be headquartered outside of Beijing, Guizhou will benefit from GTEF’s world-class business matching platform, global network and Macao’s unique positioning as a tourism gateway. Additionally, Macao’s unique positioning between East and West will offer Guizhou-based tourism enterprises the opportunity to build global partnerships and attract foreign private investment.
The August 15th dinner was attended by prominent guests that included Mr. Wang Wenxue, Deputy Director of the Committee for Tourism Development in Guizhou Province, as well as other provincial, regional and city-level members of the committee. Mr. Jason Wang, Chief Operating Officer of GTEF, delivered a presentation on GTEF 2017’s program, content and speakers to emphasize the importance of regional collaboration, and highlight the Forum’s unique panel sessions and speakers, trade exhibition and business matching features for attendees.
The Forum supports China’s Belt and Road Initiative and embraces the “16+1” economic framework under which China partners with the 16 diverse and culturally rich CEECs. The 2017 Featured Partner Countries include Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia. These countries in addition to Guizhou Province will offer GTEF delegates a fresh perspective on potential in the global tourism economy.
In support of the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, GTEF 2017 will engage prominent leaders in the public and private sectors in a forward-thinking dialogue on regional collaboration and sustainable tourism development. GTEF will once again offer both rewarding programmes and unrivalled business networking and matching opportunities to delegates from China and around the world, so that they can capitalize on the momentum of tourism development and growth.
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