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Guangdong 2009 International Tourism and Culture Festival Kicks off
2009-11-17 10:24:34

In the evening of 13th November 2009, Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Centre became a place lightened with gorgeo...

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In the evening of 13th November 2009, Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Centre became a place lightened with gorgeous fireworks and full of hilarious crowd. Guangdong 2009 International Tourism and Culture Festival & PPRD Tourism Promotion Convention had an solemn openning ceremony here. Shao Qiwei, chairman of China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), and Huang Huahua, governor of Guangdong, as well as Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of World Tourism Organization, were presented and gave orations. Wang Yang, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Party Secretary-general of CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee announced the opening. And Wan Qingliang, vice-governor of Guangdong hosted the ceremony. Compared with the previous ones, the 2009 Festival has a larger coverage and a boosting brand effect. Parallel sessions were held in all the 21 prefectural-level cities in Guangdong. 204 splendid thematic events, including Guangdong 2009 International Tourism Exhibition, 2009 “Songs Echoing in Guangdong”the Tourism Songs Elite Tournament and Lingnan Folk Arts Joint Performance, inspirit Guangdong and make the province a sea of happiness and gladness.


Before the openning ceremony, Wang Yang, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Party Secretary-general of CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee, and Huang Huahua, governor of Guangdong had a meeting with Shao Qiwei, chairman of China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), and Taleb Rifai, the Secretary-General of World Tourism Organization. In the meeting, a series of topics, including the recent dynamics of World Tourism Industry, the measures taken by Chinese Tourism Industry to face the Financial Crisis, and the recognized importance by Guangdong Provincial government of tourism industry development, were discussed in depth.

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