Jinan to Hold Int'l Tourism Fair
JINAN, September 4 -- An international tourism fair
will be held Wednesday in this capital city of eastern China's
Shandong Province, announced Yu Fenggui, vice director of the
provincial Tourism Administration, Monday.
Vice mayor of Jinan Wang Tianyi told Xinhua that the fair will
adopt the pattern of fair plus forum. Travel agencies from the
United States, Germany, Austria, Canada and Thailand have booked
26 exhibition pavilions.
Some 4,000 domestic and international travel agencies involving
more than 10,000 delegates have registered for the fair.
The forum will focus on the theme of tourism development in the
21st century. The keynote speakers will be officials from the
World Tourism Organization and China National Tourism
Administration, and professors from Beijing University.
As a leading tourism province, the income from tourism
accounted for 4.8 percent of Shandong GDP last year.
Jinan reported 4.3 million tourist arrivals and over 3 billion
yuan (about 361 million U.S. dollars) in related revenue in the
first half of this year.
-- source: Xinhua News Agency
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