Tourism fair held in East China to boost industry exchange

A 6-day tourism exchange fair was convened in Taizhou City, east China’s Zhejiang province on Monday, in a grand performance of the traditional Chinese martial arts tai chi of 500 people at a park in Huangyan District.

The fair was attended by more than 500 guests, including some 50 tourism operators from China, Australia, Poland, the Netherlands, Canada, Thailand, Spain, Singapore, and other countries, over 60 foreign journalists, as well as local tourism departments and companies.

A traditional art performance with Taizhou characteristics is staged at the opening ceremony of the fair. (Photo by Han Dong)

The event was sponsored by the People’s Government of Taizhou, organized by the tourism bureau of Taizhou with the help of Tencent.com and Huanqiu.com, two influential websites in China.

Art performance is staged at the opening ceremony of the fair.

Zheng Minqiang, deputy mayor of Taizhou, delivered a brief but emotional speech to extend his warm welcome to the guests and best wishes for the meeting.

Zhejiang is using all efforts to forge the tourism brand “Picturesque Zhejiang”, and Taizhou, the original place of Buddhism and Taoism, is one of the most mesmerizing attractions in the province, said a letter of congratulation sent by Zhejiang provincial tourism department.

Art performance is staged at the opening ceremony of the fair.

Shan Chengbiao, General Manager of Huanqiu.com, said the aim of the fair-building a shiny tourism card for Taizhou-coincides with the long-term pursuit of his website.

In addition to the speeches and greetings, a banquet featuring Taizhou delicacies was prepared for the guests. To make the event more fascinating, tourism surveyors from Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Wuhan brought a freestyle performance onto the stage.

Art performance is staged at the opening ceremony of the fair.

A traditional art performance with Taizhou characteristics was also staged at the opening ceremony of the fair.

Taizhou is a beautiful place and most of her beauty has yet to be developed. The place was mentioned in the poems of Li Bai and Du Fu, two genius poets of Tang Dynasty (618-907).

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