Published on : Thursday, April 28, 2016
CNTA held a meeting with the visiting delegation headed by Mr. Mario Hardy, CEO of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in Beijing and both sides exchanged views on how to strengthen communication and cooperation. Also present at the meeting was CNTA Vice Chairman Li Shihong.
Chairman Li said that PATA was a very influential international travel organization in China and the Asian Pacific region. It had maintained good cooperation with CNTA for years and together the two had hosted a series of events. As the Chinese tourism industry was shifting the tourism development mode from spot-based to region-based tourism, CNTA would like to strengthen communication and cooperation with PATA and other international organizations, continue to advance work related to region-based tourism, tourism for poverty alleviation and tourism for diplomacy, and promote healthy tourism development in China and even the whole Asian Pacific region. He hoped that PATA would make full use of its strength, further regional tourism cooperation in the Asian Pacific region and create a safer, more convenient and more comfortable environment for tourists.
Mr. Hardy noted that Chinese tourism industry had grown rapidly and fruitfully in recent years, and in particular the boost of China’s outbound tourism market had created opportunities for tourism development in the Asian Pacific region and even the whole world. PATA was always committed to enhancing communication and cooperation within the Asian Pacific region and promoting high-quality growth of the tourism industry in the region and looked forward to more cooperation with the Chinese side to contribute more to the Chinese tourism industry.