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Silk Road Tourism addressed in Xian/China
Reinhard Hohler, Chiang Mai (22.06.2015)
Reflecting on over 20 years’ of work developing tourism on the Silk Road, the 7th UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism was held in Xi’an China at the Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel on June 18-20, 2015. Bringing together senior officials and experts in the fields of tourism, heritage management, marketing and development, this meeting was jointly organized by UNWTO, China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) and the People’s Government of Shaanxi Province. An integral part of the event programme was the 1st Tourism Ministerial Meeting of Countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt. This milestone event brought together Ministers from Europe, Asia and the Middle East to discuss key issues facing tourism development along the Silk Road Economic Belt.
Topics addressed at the meeting included:
World tourism trends and outlook for the Silk Road region
Creating a stronger environment for business growth and investment
Trans-boundary routes across the Silk Road region
Facilitating travel to strengthen the Silk Road's extensive network of destinations
Addressing environmental concerns and safeguarding heritage
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