Published on : Thursday, November 16, 2017
From China a delegation of around 120 senior travel and tourism professionals visited Dublin previous weekend. Representing nineteen different Chinese provincial tourism administrations, the delegation came to the country with an aim to attend China Tourism Night that happened in Dublin on Friday November 10. China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) organized the event. The Chinese government authority is responsible for the development of tourism.
There were workshops followed by networking dinner, where the Chinese group had the chance to share knowledge, experience along with the best practices with Irish equivalent. Side by side, the event was an opportunity to forge relationships between the tourism industries in Ireland and China.
The Chinese Ambassador to Ireland, HE Dr Yue Xiaoyong, as well as Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghail, were present.
Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said, “The event and the visit provide an excellent opportunity to showcase Dublin and Ireland to this influential group of Chinese travel professionals. We look forward to working even more closely with the CNTA and regional Chinese tourism bodies in 2018 – the special EU-China Year of Tourism.”
As per the recent data from the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization), now China is world’s largest outbound travel market with over 122 million visitors travelling overseas in 2016 and spending about $261 billion.
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