[May Point Network] The third session of the "China-US Tourism Directors Cooperation Development Dialogue", known as the China-US Tourism Summit, was held in Orlando, Florida, USA on the 22nd. The meeting will explore the two countries...

[May Point Network] The third session of the "China-US Tourism Directors Cooperation and Development Dialogue", known as the China-US Tourism Summit, was held in Orlando, Florida, on the 22nd. The meeting will discuss how the two countries' tourism industry responds to infectious diseases. Crisis and the use of the Shanghai World Expo to promote bilateral exchanges and other issues.

During the two-day conference, tourism officials from 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions in China, as well as 50 states and the District of Columbia, discussed issues of tourism cooperation of common interest, and will also listen to experts from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Keynote speech by Shanghai Tourism Bureau officials.

Shao Qiwei, director of the China National Tourism Administration, said at the opening dinner that evening that this year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the United States. This Sino-US tourism conference has special significance. At present, China has only established a mechanism for dialogue between the provincial and state tourism directors with the United States. It hopes that this exchange platform will be better utilized in the future, and it will play a role in the development of tourism cooperation and bilateral relations between the two countries, as well as tourism cooperation between China and other countries. Provide a model.

In the speech, Roger Dao, president of the American Tourism Association, a US tourism industry organization, said that in the context of the economic crisis, the tourism market has been weak, but the number of tourists from China and other Asian countries to the United States has continued to grow.

Earlier in the day, Shao Qiwei and representatives of the American Tourism Association and the Disney Group also attended the opening ceremony of the theme photo of the China World Expo in Orlando Disneyland. China hopes to attract more American tourists to Shanghai to visit the World Expo next year through this promotion.