Model organizations, model workers, and advanced workers of the tourism industry awarded in Beijing
On December 12, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and China National Tourism Administration held a commendation event in the Great Hall of the People to award model organizations, model workers, and advanced workers of the tourism industry in China of the past five years. CNTA Chairman Li Jinzao attended and addressed the event and Yang Chunguang, Director General of the State Administration of Civil Service announced the awardees.
Li Jinzao said that awardees at this event are workers and organizations in the tourism industry of China who stand out from over 100,000 enterprises and more than 28 million professionals; the awards have a wide coverage that includes all factors, areas, and authorities in the industry; and a large share of the awardees are first-line workers. Though people awarded here belong to different organizations, work on different positions, and have varied personal backgrounds, they share one thing in common, that is, they are highly recognized by society for having made extraordinary contributions on ordinary work posts with strong devotion and strenuous efforts.
Li also pointed out that opening-up of the Chinese tourism industry started in 1979 after Deng Xiaoping made his speech in Huangshan. Though the start was late, we have worked conscientiously over the years under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council and various local Party committees and governments have all paid great attention. Development, therefore, has been remarkable, and China has made the historical leap into a strong country of tourism from scratch over merely three decades. Tourism has become part of our national strategies, marched into the forefront of the Chinese economy, and developed into a pillar industry of the country. Today, tourism is becoming highly popular among the general public. The CPC Central Committee and the State Council attach great importance to and hold high hopes for tourism. As tourism professionals, we must build our confidence in tourism as an industry, career, and profession. We are confident because tourism in an all-embracing industry that exerts strong driving power and has huge development potentials; because we shoulder high hopes from the CPC Central Committee, the State Council, and the general public; because we have a strong team that is growing stronger and working effectively and efficiently.
Li emphasized that the 13th Five-year Plan period is of critical importance for completing the building of a moderately prosperous society, for the tourism industry to transform, upgrade, and improve its quality and efficiency. For the first time ever, tourism has a dedicated 13th Five-year Plan of its own as arranged by the State Council and this marks that tourism has become an important part of China's economic development. We shall follow the instructions of President Xi Jinping, be strongly determined and take well-targeted measures to complete our tasks one by one, accumulate small triumphs into big ones, and push Chinese tourism up to a new level. Specifically, we must first of all learn from the model workers and organizations and advocate their spirits. Second, we should be innovative in exploring new momentums for tourism development. Third, we need to build our own capacities and hone our skills to better satisfy the needs of tourists. Fourth, we shall do more to offer strong support for the industry and create better environment for the career development of tourism professionals.
As approved by the State Council, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and China National Tourism Administration are to award a number of national model organizations, model workers, and advanced workers of the tourism industry every five years. To this end, the two authorities jointly issued the Circular on Selecting National Model Organizations, Model Workers, and Advanced Workers of the Tourism Industry in 2016 on May 10 and local tourism administrations of all provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities, as well as the tourism administration of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, all attached great importance to this, establishing relevant organizations to select and recommend candidates in a democratic and bottom-up manner in the principle of justice, fairness and openness. Candidates were recommended after two rounds of reviews, and three public notices respectively on the organizational, provincial, and national levels. Than on November 25, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and China National Tourism Administration jointly issued the Decision on Awarding National Model Organizations, Model Workers and Advanced Worker of the Tourism Industry to name China World Hotel Beijing and 80 other organizations as national model organizations of the tourism industry, Shi Lianghao and 94 other persons national model workers of the industry, and Ma Boyang and 44 other persons national advanced workers of the tourism industry.
At the commending event, leaders from the two organizing authorities granted awards to relevant persons, and three representatives of the awardees, Gong Haihua, Huang Yulin, and Liu Yijing, gave speeches.
The event was hosted by CNTA Vice Chairman Du Jiang and attended by CNTA Vice Chairman Wei Hongtao, and Xue Hong, Director General and the Evaluation and Awarding Department of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.
Also present at the event were representatives from model organizations, the model workers and advanced workers awarded, and officials in charge of relevant activities on the local level, as well as some more officials from CNTA and students from tourism schools and colleges, making an audience of over 600 people.