Sydney Convenes China-Australia Tourism Business Exchange Meeting
On February 6, local time, the China-Australia Tourism Business Exchange Meeting was staged in Sydney as a side event of the opening ceremony for the China-Australia Tourism Year. Among the attendees were CNTA chairman Li Jinzao who was also the head of the Chinese delegation, and Chair of Tourism Australia Anthony South, and among speakers were CNTA vice chairman Du Jiang and Jane Madden, Executive Director for Tourism, Investment, International Education and Programs of Austrade (Australian Trade and Investment Commission).
Du began his address by thanking Tourism Australia and Austrade for organizing the meeting. He said, “As the two-way tourism exchange is booming between China and Australia, the tourism year program will further intensify bilateral tourism exchange and cooperation, increase and expand people-to-people exchange. I hope the business world would make full use of this event to network, build more contacts and share experience, actively dig out opportunities for future cooperation and pave the way for deepening cooperation.”
According to Jane Madden, China is a fast-growing tourism market highly valued by Australia. She was delighted to co-host the tourism year program with CNTA and launch in-depth cooperation in such sectors as tourism, culture, trade and personnel exchange. During the tourism year program, Australia will jointly roll out more than 100 marketing activities with tourism distribution partners including several Chinese international airline companies to stimulate pragmatic tourism development in both countries.
At the meeting, managing director of Tourism Australia John O’Sullivan delivered a speech entitled “The Importance of Sino-Australian Tourism Cooperation” and played a promo on tourism resources in Australia and on the Chinese side, Ge Yujing, vice president of tuniu.com, gave a speech entitled “Explore Opportunities and Deepen Cooperation.”
The meeting gathered more than 100 delegates from Chinese and Australian tourism authorities, businesses and associations.