The First World Conference on Tourism for Development will be held in Beijing, China from 18-21 May 2016 with a specific view to advancing the contribution of tourism to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) under the theme “Tourism for Peace and Development.
The event will be jointly organized by the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The Conference, which coincides with the China Tourism Day, will be inaugurated by the Head of State of China and bring together leaders in the areas of tourism and development to spur dialogue and create a better understanding on tourism’s contribution to development, including poverty alleviation and peace. It is expected that several heads of state and government as well as tourism ministers and senior officials from over 100 countries will participate in this significant gathering of the international tourism community in 2016.
On this occasion, China, as chair of the G20, will also host the 7th T20 Ministers’ Meeting under the theme “Sustainable Tourism – An Effective Tool for Inclusive Development.
First World Conference on Tourism for Development website: www.tourismfordevelopment.org.
China International Travel Mart 2015 (CITM 2015) will be held in Kunming fromNovember 13 to 15, 2015. CITM is the largest travel show in Asia and the key marketplace for travel professionals in the tourism industry.
CITM will provide Exhibitors the opportunities to:
- Establish good business contacts through meetings with buyers.
- Track trends and developments in global tourism through participating in a variety of seminars and presentations on current issues.
The Exhibitors should go through all the procedures online through CITM website atwww.citm.com.cn, and view Exhibitors Step by Step Guide.