The 1st International Mountain Tourism Conference was held in Xingyi City ofSouthwestern China’s Guizhou Province on Oct 10th, 2015.
The conference was co-hosted by the National Tourism Administration of China, the State General Administration of Sports of China and the Guizhou People’s Provincial Government under the theme of “Mountain Tourism, Green Sports, Mutual Development”. The grand event gathered 800 attendees from 39 different countries.
At the opening ceremony, the attendees agreed on “The Declaration of the 1stInternational Mountain Tourism” and called for further exploration of the local culture, history, religion and national attractions.
“Mountain is the most beautiful scenery in Guizhou. With the improvement of the infrastructures, a variety of mountain resources is becoming increasingly valuable,” said Chen Min’er, the Governor of Guizhou Province. “The development of Mountain Tourism holds great significance for the economic growth and transformation of tourism industry in Guizhou.”
In order to accelerate the progress of Guizhou’s tourism industry, the conference invited famous international travel agency experts to conduct some discussions on the topics of the ecological sustainable development of mountain tourism, mountain tourism & consumption investment, beautiful countryside, mountain travel & outdoor leisure sports. Besides, the conference also demonstrated the big data construction achievements in Guizhou’s tourism, and started the online platform for Guizhou mountain tourism to provide data support for the transformation of tourism in Guizhou.
Other activities included Guizhou province Non-material Cultural Heritage Exhibition, International Base Challenge, and International Walking Conference, showing the mountain tourism resources and folk culture to the world and providing a high-end communication platform for international tourism and mountain tourism destinations.
As the hosting province, Guizhou will also take this opportunity to accelerate various tourism projects, including the upgrade of a number of scenic spots, and development of rural tourism, mountain sports, transportation, hospitality and supporting services.