Published on : Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The 22nd General Assembly of the UNWTO is set to take place in the city of Chengdu, China between September 11 and 16. As a conference of the highest caliber in the global tourism industry, the UNWTO General Assembly is held once every two years. This year, for the first time, the General Assembly sets foot in Western China. Tourists from across the world are expected to land in the city.
As an emblem of Chinese tourism, Chengdu has been jointly named the Best Tourism City in China by the UNWTO and China National Tourism Administration, and was also proclaimed as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy. In January this year, Chengdu was listed as one of the world’s 21 must-see travel destinations of 2017 by National Geographic Traveler, being the only Chinese city to be listed.
Chengdu is listed as the third trendiest city in China. Currently, Chengdu has 68 international hotel brands, as well as numerous world-class urban complexes like IFS and Tai Koo Li. Chengdu is focusing on speeding up the establishment of western China’s cultural creativity center and a famous world cultural city.
Chengdu is home to the world’s oldest hydrological engineering feat in Dujiangyan and the birthplace of Taoism in Mount Qingcheng, together a World Heritage site, while the Jinsha Archaeological Site reflects the ancient Shu culture that already existed more than 3,000 years ago. Chengdu attracts tourists throughout the year.
The World Natural Heritage of Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries is located at the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in eastern Chengdu. This 30 years old-conservatory is the habitat for 176 pandas.
Chengdu today has 16 foreign consulates, 33 international twin cities, economic and trade relations with 228 nations and regions across the planet, and offices of 278 of the Fortune Global 500 corporations. Chengdu wishes to share its tourism and cultural resources with the world.