Joint Venture between China and France's Tourism Groups
Beijing Capital Tourism Group
established over the weekend a joint venture with France's
ACCOR, the world's third biggest tourism group.
This is the ninth Sino-foreign joint-venture travel
services in China and also Beijing's first travel service in
cooperation with an European country.
The newly established travel service will work to
attract more tourists from Europe and other parts of the
world by introducing advanced computerized tourism
management system and improving training of staff.
It is reported that European tourists accounted for 23
percent of foreign tourists to China in 2000.
ACCOR runs more than 3,500 hotels in over 90 countries
and has business contacts with over 240 countries and
-- source: xinhuanet
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