Led by Mr. Zhifa Wang, Vice-Chairman of China National Tourism Administration
The delegation, consisting of more than 50 senior government officials and private sector representatives, will be led by Mr. Zhifa Wang, Vice-Chairman of China National Tourism Administration. The delegation will include representatives from the following government organizations: Beijing Tourism Bureau, Shanxi Provincial Tourism Administration, Henan Provincial Tourism Bureau, Hubei Yichang Tourism Administration, Xi’an Tourism Administration, Qinghai Tourism Bureau, Qingdao Tourism Administration, Jilin Provincial Tourism Administration, Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration, Shanghai Zhabei District Tourism Bureau, Shanghai Luwan District Economic Committee, Anhui Provincial Tourism Administration, Fujian Provincial Tourism Bureau, Fujian Province Taining Tourism Administrative Committee, Guangdong Provincial Tourism Administration, Yunnan Provincial Tourism Administration, Tibet Tourism Bureau, and Tibet Shigatse Prefecture Tourism Bureau.
The delegation also will include representatives from the following private companies: Henan Tourism Group Co. Ltd., Qinghai Tian Nian Ge Hotel, Beijing Tourism Group Co. Ltd., Grand Hotel Beijing, Shanghai International Conference Management Organization, Fujian Tourism Co. Ltd, Fujian Xiamen Chunhui International Travel Service Co. Ltd, Fujian Landscape Hotel, White Swan Hotel, Chongqing Tourism Holding Group, Chongqing Tourism Holding Group, YZL International Travel Service Co. Ltd, Guiyang International Travel Service, China International Travel Service, and CYTS.
The delegation will be making scheduled stops in San Francisco, Atlanta and New York City, among other locations. Despite the global economic slowdown, China considers the U.S. as the prime market that cannot be ignored. The purpose of the delegation’s visit is to maintain connections with the travel trade in the East and West coasts of the country, introduce new industry partners from China, stimulate the tourism recovery process between the two countries, and create the greatest understanding of mutual business objectives given the current economic challenges faced around the world.