Symposium on Travel Agency Industry Development in China Held at WTA Headquarters
HANGZHOU, July 25, 2023 – The World Tourism Alliance (WTA) headquarters in Hangzhou hosted the Symposium on the Development of the Chinese Travel Agency Industry. This high-profile event witnessed the presence of Mr. LIU Shijun, Vice Chair and Secretary-General of WTA, Mr. DU Xianzhong, President of China Association of Travel Services, and Ms. SUN Guizhen, Vice President and Secretary-General of China Association of Travel Services.
WTA Chairman ZHANG Xu Meets with Director General of France's Tourism Development Agency
Following the productive session of the WTA • Dialogue for China-Spain Tourism Cooperation, WTA Chairman ZHANG Xu led a delegation on an official visit to Paris from July 7th to 9th, 2023. On the afternoon of the 7th of July, Mr. ZHANG met with Caroline Leboucher, Director General of the French Tourism Development Agency.
WTA Chairman ZHANG Xu Meets with Communications Director of Club Med Thierry Orsoni
On the heels of the "WTA • Dialogue for China-Spain Tourism Cooperation", WTA Chairman ZHANG Xu led a five-member delegation to Paris from July 7th to 9th, 2023. On the morning of July 9th, ZHANG Xu met with Thierry Orsoni, Communications Director of the Club Med.
WTA Chairman ZHANG Xu Meets with EU Bodies to Foster Post-Pandemic Sino-European Tourism Cooperation
The Chairman of the World Tourism Alliance (WTA), ZHANG Xu, led a delegation to Brussels on a visit from July 5th to 7th, 2023, at the invitation of the European Tourism Commission. On the afternoon of the 6th, Mr. ZHANG discussed with representatives from the European Travel Commission, the European Travel Agents' and Tour Operators' Associations, the EU-Asia Centre and the Europe-China OBOR Culture and Tourism Development Committee, exploring the potential for revitalized tourism cooperation between China and Europe in the post-pandemic era.
Fostering People-to-People Bonds in Tourism Cooperation A Recap of WTA•Dialogue for China-Spain Tourism Cooperation
In the middle of summer, a Mediterranean breeze blew through the traditional and lively buildings of Madrid, Spain, where a significant event was unfolded. The WTA•Dialogue for China-Spain Tourism Cooperation, within the framework of the China-Spain Culture and Tourism Year, assembled distinguished guests from the tourism sectors of both countries, joining efforts to discuss cooperation in tourism, revisit traditional Sino-European friendships, and proactively contribute ideas for the global revival and sustainable development of the tourism industry.
WTA Chairman ZHANG Xu Meets with Director Eduard Torres of Turisme de Barcelona
Under the framework of the ”WTA•Dialogue for China-Spain Tourism Cooperation”, ZHANG Xu, World Tourism Alliance Chairman, led a delegation to Barcelona at the invitation of Turisme de Barcelona for a meeting with its Director Edward Torres, on July 4, 2023.
WTA Chairman ZHANG Xu Meets with Executive Director Zoritsa Urosevic of UNWTO to Foster Global Tourism Collaboration
In the diplomatic sphere of the WTA•Dialogue for China-Spain Tourism Cooperation, a significant international forum hosted in Madrid, the Chairman of the World Tourism Alliance (WTA), Mr. ZHANG Xu, paid a formal visit to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) headquarters on July 3 for a meeting with the UNWTO Executive Director, Ms. Zoritsa Urosevic.
WTA•Dialogue for China-Spain Tourism Cooperation Held in Madrid
Marking the golden jubilee of China-Spain diplomatic relations, the year 2023 is an excellent opportunity to host the China-Spain Cultural and Tourism Year, a major initiative consented upon by President XI Jinping and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. Under the framework of this initiative, the "WTA•Dialogue for China-Spain Tourism Cooperation" was held in Madrid, Spain, on July 3rd. The event was co-organized by the World Tourism Alliance (WTA) and the Spanish Tourism Authority (TURESPAÑA), with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People's Republic of China and the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism.
WTA Chairman, ZHANG Xu, Engages in Dialogue with Rosa Ana Morillo, State Secretary for Industry, Trade and Tourism of Spain
As part of the China-Spain Cultural and Tourism Year 2023 framework, the "WTA•Dialogue for China-Spain Tourism Cooperation", a collaborative initiative of the World Tourism Alliance and the Spanish Tourism Authority (TURESPAÑA), was held at the InterContinental Madrid on July 3, 2023. Preceding this pivotal meeting, ZHANG Xu, Chairman of the World Tourism Alliance, met with the State Secretary for Industry, Trade and Tourism of Spain, Rosa Ana Morillo, to deliberate on future Sino-Spanish tourism cooperation.