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Published on : Saturday, February 6, 2016
The 2016 World Tourism Forum Global Meeting and Awards Ceremony is being held at the International Convention and Exhibition Center in Istanbul, Turkey from February 4-6, 2016. HNA Tourism Group is the first Chinese group to be invited to attend the World Tourism Forum Global Meeting and in its first appearance has been honored with the award for “Best Tourism Investment Group”. Mr. Jose Manuel Barroso, Former President of the European Commission, Mr. Recep Tayyop Erdogan, President of Turkey and senior representatives from European governments, leading tourism firms and leading international media outlets attended this meeting.
The World Tourism Forum is known as the “Davos for Tourism” and is one of the most influential global tourism forums in the world. It is a non-profit organization initiated by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, dedicated to providing a platform for global communication about global tourism development strategies and trends, innovation and sustainability knowledge sharing between industry insiders, as well as cross-sector cooperation. A specially formed international jury board was tasked with selecting award winners and the “Best Tourism Investment Group” category aims to select a winner based on the value, volume and impact on their investments. Receiving this prestigious award is an affirmation of HNA Tourism’s diversified global investment strategy and comprehensive management system.
Li Tie, Vice Chairman and CEO of HNA Tourism Group, said “HNA Tourism is a modern Chinese tourism group. Since our founding, we have earned recognition in multiple areas, and this award from the World Tourism Forum is a first for a Chinese tourism company, and gives credence to the comprehensive development strengths of HNA Tourism, displaying the global recognition and appreciation we have received as a Chinese tourism group. In 2016 we will continue to consolidate our group’s resources, deploying globally, creating a world-class Chinese tourism brand, and a convenient and high-quality travel experience for global tourists.”