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World Tourism Cities Federation Help its Member City Xiamen Build a Leisure Tourism Center

Publish Time:2016-09-30 18:17:47Source:WTCF

【Introduction】:From September 23rd to 25th, the International Leisure Tourism Exposition 2016 was held in International Conference and Exposition Center in Xiamen.

From September 23rd to 25th, the International Leisure Tourism Exposition 2016 was held in International Conference and Exposition Center in Xiamen. Invited by WTCF member city Xiamen, Yan Han, the Deputy Secretary-General of Secretariat of WTCF and other personnel attended related events and delivered speeches to help the member city in developing their tourism industry and building leisure focused tourism centers. During this event, WTCF was invited as the co-organizer of the International Leisure Tourism Forum 2016 with Xiamen Tourism Bureau.

This event was hosted by Xiamen C&D Corporation Limited, which was the second time it was hosted. The number of the participating countries and regions grew from 27 to 31 within a year, with thousands of buyers from domestic and international markets, which truly made it an international event. The exposition was held with the theme and characteristic of Tourism + Leisure, besides the seven traditional exhibition areas of Overseas Travelling, Intangible Cultural Heritage, Leisure, Thematic Culture, Regional Identity, and Hot in Tourism, the exposition had also designed and planed some special exhibition areas such as Pavilion Investigation Activity Tourism Comprehensive Area, Rural Tourism in Fujian, and Taiwan Souvenir according to the hot points of leisure tourism.

As the co-organizer of the International Leisure Tourism Forum 2016 in China, Yan Han, the Deputy Secretary-General represented the forum organizer and delivered a welcome speech to guests and indicated that leisure was a necessary lifestyle and life right. Leisure tourism is growing rapidly, especially under the sharing economy sector. The influence of leisure tourism on the development of tourism industry should be deeply discussed through this forum in order to promote the deep integration and resources sharing of tourism, sports, culture and other leisure industries. Mr.Yan also introduced the relevant information of the World Tourism Cities Federation and Chongqing Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit 2016 and made an appeal to member cities and enterprises to share the new life and opportunity of leisure era hand in hand. Dai Bin, President of China Tourism Academy, together with the industry representatives of Seattle Tourism Bureau, Singapore Tourism Board, Beijing Wanda Travel Service Company, TCTS and Tujia discussed the future direction of international leisure tourism like Region-wide Tourism, Internet + Tourism, and Sports + Leisure and shared best practice.

After the forum, Yan Han, the Deputy Secretary-General held a meeting with Yang Qi, Director of Xiamen Tourism Bureau and Chen Lishuang, President and CEO of Xiamen C&D Corporation Limited to discuss the development of leisure tourism and relevant cooperation matters.

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