Published on : Friday, September 15, 2017
In a congratulatory letter to the launch of the World Tourism Alliance, Li highlighted the significance of tourism for its contribution in boosting consumption and employment, supporting economic growth and facilitating exchanges between countries.
He said that further cooperation and joint efforts are needed for more balanced and inclusive development in the tourist areas, and this needs active participation from governments, private associations and businesses.
The World Tourism Alliance, a global network linking non-governmental players in the industry, was set up in China on Tuesday. It was formed by 89 founding members, mainly national tourism associations, tourist enterprises and think tanks from around the world.
According to UNWTO, the number of global travelers will exceed 1.8 billion by 2030.
China is considered the world’s fastest growing tourism market and will play a vital role in the tourism sector’s development.
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