More than 300 travel agents from 16 countries and regions gathered in Huangshan, East China’s Anhui province, on Thursday for the Opening Ceremony of 2018 Huangshan Tourism Festival and the 7th Anhui International Travel Agents Conference.
Vice governor Yang Guangrong announced the opening of the conference in Huangshan, home to the world-renowned Huangshan Mountain.
Speaking at the ceremony, Kong Xiaohong, mayor of the city said the profound Huizhou culture and its beautiful scenery have made Huangshan a world-famous tourist destination.
In recent years, the city has made remarkable progress in developing all-in-one tourism and improving tourist services, the official said.
The province has always attached importance to foreign exchanges and cooperation while developing tourism, said Zhang Jian, deputy director of the Anhui Tourism Development Committee, adding that the local tourism sector hopes to make friends, promote cooperation and achieve win-win results through the Huangshan Tourism Festival and the Anhui International Travel Agents Conference.
The province’s rich tourism resources were introduced and promoted at the conference.
Over 500 people attended the event, including representatives of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in London, Frankfurt, Singapore, Kathmandu, Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka and Bangkok and travel agents from foreign countries like the United States, Britain and Japan.