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Published on : Wednesday, September 13, 2017
To quote the President, “The UNWTO plays a positive role in advancing global tourism development and strengthening international cooperation on tourism. We hope all nations take the opportunity of this meeting and work together to push for greater development of global tourism.”
President Xi Jinping said that tourism is a significant channel of communication between different countries and cultures, and an effective tool for creating economic growth and jobs, and an important industry to improve people’s lives.
He said that China highly values tourism, which has contributed over 10 percent of its national economy and employment. Xi estimated that Chinese tourists will make 700 million outbound trips in the coming five years.
Xi said, “The country also warmly welcomes inbound tourists, with its long history, rich culture, beautiful scenery and diverse folk customs.”