Xi’an Silk Road International Tourism Expo 2017 Opens
Xi’an Silk Road International Tourism Expo 2017 Opens
Date: 2017-8-10

Xi’an Silk Road International Tourism Expo 2017 Opens 


On the morning of August 4, Xi’an Silk Road International Tourism Expo 2017(XSRITE) opened in Qujiang International Conference & Exhibition Center. Guests including Li Jinzao, Director of the China National Tourism Bureau, Hu Heping, Governor of Shaanxi Province, Hanyong, Chairperson of the Shaanxi CPPCC, M Fazlul Karim, Ambassador of Bangladesh in China and Liu Xiaoyan, Deputy Director of Shaanxi People’s Congress attended the opening ceremony. Thong Khon, Minister of Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism, Zhu Shanzhong, Executive Director of the United Nations World Tourism Organization and Wei Zengjun, Vice Governor of Shaanxi Province addressed the event.

Thong Khon expressed his high appreciation to the opening of XSRITE 2017, which has attracted 32 countries and regions to participate. He introduced the guests to tourism market and project development of his country, hoping the Expo play an effective role in promoting tourism cooperation and communication between countries alongside the Silk Road, and his country, Cambodia, is included.

In his speech, Zhu Shanzhong held that the Silk Road is the common wealth cherished by all countries alongside it, and it also serves as an important resource for tourism development. Nowadays, Silk Road tourism brand has become a global recognized one, attracting tourists across the world. World tourism organizations wish the Silk Road, with concerted efforts from various parties, can be built into a masterpiece for international tourism and a model for regional tourism cooperation in the world.

Wei Zengjun noted that as XSRITE has been held for 4 sessions, it has gained wide supports from so many parities. The Expo witnessed its increasing expansion in scope and scale, and the consistent improvement of internationalization, developing into a special platform to bridge tourism industries across the world to communicate and cooperate with each other. We want to join hands with friends both home and abroad with great sincerity to deepen cooperation, promote mutual development and expand the influence of the Silk Road tourism collaboratively, making bigger contributions to the prosperity of tourism.

After the opening ceremony, the guests visited the pavilions of the Expo.