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The Tenth Annual World Travel & Tourism Summit Kicks off in Beijing
  25th May, the grand opening of the Tenth Annual World Travel & Tourism Summit was held in Beijing. About 800 Chinese and foreign guests, including Liu Yan Dong, State Councilor and member of the Politburo of the CPC Central Committee; Liu Qi, Secretary of Beijing Municipal Party committee and member of the Politburo of the CPC Central Committee; Guo Jin Long, the mayor of Beijing; Shao Qi Wei, the director of China National Tourism Administration; Geoffrey Kent, chairman of the World Travel & Tourism Council; Jean-Claude Baumgarten, President & CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council and Taleb Rifai, the secretary-general of the United Nations World Tourism Organization attended the opening ceremony and dinner.

  The World Travel & Tourism Summit has a reputation as the “Olympic of the tourism industry”. The theme of the summit was “Tourism, the world’s largest industry, advancing towards new territory”. The first of its kind being held in China, has developed Beijing as a world class travel destination, facilitating and promoting its long-term goal of establishing itself into a world class city.

  Dongcheng District being the only partner sponsored by district-level government will participate in all the activities of the World Travel & Tourism Summit and accept exclusive interviews and related media promotions by the summit’s media partners.