"Shangri-La's Night" Tourism Promotion Activities Held in Kunming
On the evening of November 16, the "Shangri-La Night" tour promotion for 2017 China International Travel Mart organized by Shangri-La Promotion Union co-established by Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibet was held in Kunming. Featuring fantastic scenery of the Great Shangri-La tourism area and colorful ethnic culture, the promotional event showcased the magnificent views of wonderful China and in particular the beautiful Yunnan.
Yunnan Provincial Party Committee Secretary Chen Hao, Governor Ruan Chengfa and Provincial Deputy Party Secretary Li Xiuling attended the event and met with VIPs from Hungary, Laos, Denmark, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia and other countries attending the 2017 China International Travel Mart. Also present at the event were leaders of Shanghai, Tibet and other provinces (municipalities, autonomous regions), and officials of international organizations like the World Tourism Alliance and the International Mountain Tourism Alliance.
Chen Shun, Vice Governor of Yunnan Province, Wei Hongtao, Vice Chairman of China National Tourism Administration, delivered speeches successively.
Wei Hongtao said he was very happy to meet with old and new friends in Kunming and attend the 2017 China International Travel Mart. The exchanges and cooperation between China and the international tourism community have been picking up speed. In September of the year, the World Tourism Alliance, the first global, comprehensive, non-governmental and non-profit organization initiated by China, was set up. It will work with domestic and foreign counterparts hand in hand with to promote inclusive and sustainable development of global tourism. The Chinese government attaches great importance to the development of tourism which plays an increasingly significant role in increasing employment, alleviating poverty and promoting economic sustainable development. China is willing to make joint efforts with you all to promote sound and sustainable development of the global tourism industry.
On behalf of the provincial government, Chen Shun welcomed the distinguished guests from afar and expressed his gratitude to people from all walks of life for their concern and support for the development of Yunnan's tourism industry. He said that the Shangri-La tourism area in China is a world-class tourists’ destination. Under the initiative of the China National Tourism Administration, Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibet will jointly establish the Shangri-La international tourism brand and make Shangri-La a popular tourism spot for people from across the world. Yunnan will endeavor to stage a wonderful event, so that everyone can find out that "there is only one tourist zone in Yunnan and it is called nothing but Yunnan."
The Great Shangrila tourism area is composed of northwestern Yunnan, southwest Sichuan and southeastern Tibet. Here the stretching mountains, deep canyons and holy snow-capped mountains present breath-taking views. With the theme of "Our Shangri-La for All", the promotion showcased a wide range of ethnic culture, tourism resources and tourism products in the Shangri-La through exhibitions and singing and dancing performances. More than 500 travel business representatives from over 80 countries and more than 600 people of the delegations from 31 provinces and cities of China attended the promotion.（CTNEWS）