Travel trade professionals, visitors attend Chengdu International Tourism Expo

 Tuesday, December 5, 2017 


CITE_2017The fifth edition of Chengdu International Tourism Expo (CITE) 2017 was held at Century City New International Convention & Exhibition Center from 31st November to 2nd December 2017.


This edition of the show attracted nearly 300 exhibitors and 200 hosted buyers. The three-day exhibition also witnessed about 3000 trade visitors and public visitors visit the show, despite the winter chill.


The ceremony was attended by guests that included Director-General of Chengdu Municipal Tourism Administration Duoyang Namu, Deputy Director-General of Chengdu Municipal Bureau of Exposition Wang Xin, Chai Yanzhu, Secretary General of Sichuan Province Tourism Association, Former Deputy Inspector of Sichuan Tourism Development Committee, Assistant Director of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau Chinthaka Liyanaarachchi and representatives of various Consulate offices in Chengdu.


Sri Lanka_Performance_CITECITE 2017 commenced with an official opening ceremony featuring dazzling cultural performances by Sri Lanka and Egypt.


A destination presentation by Chongqing Northeast Regional Tourism Cooperation followed the opening ceremony. In the afternoon, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau celebrated their Country Partner Festive Day stage segment with fascinating performances by their dance troupe, immersing the audience in the Sri Lankan culture and drawing a crowd of buyers and trade visitors.


Exhibitors and invited guests were then treated to a gala dinner at InterContinental Century City Chengdu Hotel in the evening.


The second day of the show started with a medical tourism presentation by Bangkok Hospital, followed by technology workshops by TravHQ and BOE Technology Group, and destination presentations by Luoyang Tourism Development Commission and the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia.


The exhibition concluded with a Closing and Awards Ceremony on Friday, where several awards were given out to appreciate the thoughts and effort by the exhibitors. Sri Lanka, the Country Partner, won the Most Supportive Exhibitor Award.


The sixth edition of the show will be held from 29th November to 1st December 2018.


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