WTA Organizing Committee Holds Work Meeting with Zhejiang Government
The Organizing Committee of the World Tourism Alliance and the Zhejiang provincial government held a work meeting on December 17, 2017. Li Jinzao, director of the WTA Organizing Committee, and Yuan Jiajun, governor of Zhejiang province, exchanged extensive views over the selection of Hangzhou, as the seat of WTA headquarters. Hangzhou is the capital city of Zhejiang, located in southern China, which is famous for abundent tourism resources.
Li extended congratulations to Hangzhou and expressed appreciation to the Communist Party committees and governments of Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou Municipality and Xiaoshan, a district of Hanzhou.
While the management system of the world tourism is undergoing deep changes, Li said, the founding of the World Tourism Alliance, highly valued by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council, embodies the responsibility of the Chinese tourism industry and will provide significant support to major-country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics.
The procedure of choosing the seat of the WTA headquarters, he said, is guided under the principle of democracy, justice, fairness and openness. The victory, which Xiaoshan District deserves, is guaranteed by Zhejiang’s economic and social environment. This comprehensive strength will provide a new opportunity for the development of Hangzhou, which is a win-win solution for the WTA and the Zhejiang Province.
Yuan, on behalf of the Zhejiang Provincial Party Committee and government, expressed appreciation to the WTA for selecting Hangzhou as the seat of its headquarters, citing it as a significant event in the development of province’s tourism industry. Tourism, one of the important pillar industries in Zhejiang, has developed well in recent years. In the future, the province will support the establishment of the WTA headquarters with all its strength.
Among the attendees of the meeting were WTA Chairman Duan Qiang, WTA Organizing Committee’s Deputy Directors Du Jiang, Li Shihong, Wang Xiaofeng and Wei Hongtao, and Zhejiang Province’s Vice-Governor Liang Liming, Vice Secretary-General Wang Xiaofeng, Zhejiang Tourism Administration’s Director-General Xie Jijian, Zhejiang Province’s Policy Research Office Vice Director-General Ying Xiong, Member of Standing Committee of the Hangzhou Municipal Party Committee and Xiaoshan Disctrict Party Secretary Sheng Yuechun and Hangzhou Vice Mayor Wang Hong. Heads of relevant departments and offices of the China National Tourism Administration also attended the meeting.