World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF), which was voluntarily formed by famous tourism cities and tourism-related institutions in the world under the initiative of Beijing, is the world’s first international tourism organization focusing on cities. Established on 15 September 2012 in Beijing, its headquarters and Secretariat of WTCF are based in Beijing, and Chinese and English are its official languages.
Guided by the core vision of Better City Life through Tourism, WTCF provides services to its members that cover the entire tourism industrial chain. It aims to facilitate exchanges and cooperation among members, spread the experience of tourism city development, promote tourism products and resources, and contribute to the development and prosperity of world tourism industry. Starting with 58 founding members, WTCF has now grown into an international tourism organization with 128 city members, 65 institutional members and 6 branches. City members cover 62 countries and territories. Its institutional members include travel agencies, mass media, airports, airline companies, hotel groups, cruise companies and financial firms. With its growing appeal, capacity, leadership and influence in the tourism industry, WTCF is credited as the fastest-growing international tourism organization.
In the future, WTCF will continue to promote win-win development between and among cities and institutions and build a wider platform for all members.