Du Jiang Meets with President of Atout France
On March 31, CNTA vice chairman Du Jiang held a meeting with Mr. Philippe Faure, president of Atout France – The France Tourism Development Agency, and La Liste, a ranking of the world’s best restaurants, in Beijing. The two shared views on how to strengthen cooperation in tourist catering business.
According to Du: China and France are major tourist sources and destinations for each other and the personnel exchange between them has maintained a strong momentum. Food is key part of tourism. By marketing Chinese cuisine we can help foreign tourists better understand China, so we would like to strengthen cooperation with La Liste and encourage more Chinese restaurants to make it to the list.
Philippe Faure introduced some basic facts and functions of France Tourism Development Agency. He said that his government highly valued the Chinese market and would like to co-develop the La Liste platform with China and make food a key appeal of a tourist destination.
Also present at the meeting were senior officials from CNTA Department of Tourism Promotion and International Liaison, Atout France and representatives of the World Federation of Chinese Catering Industry.