March 30th, 2016

Serve the first Hainan International Tourism Trade EXPO

APECF boosts Hainan’s international tourism

(From China Report) Recently, the first Hainan International Tourism Trade EXPO (Hainan EXPO) was held in Sanya. An Asia Pacific Exchange & Cooperation Foundation delegation was invited to attend this conference as a strategic cooperation partner of the Sanya municipal government. During the expo, Mr. Li Dongliang, Governor of Hainan province, Mr. Yue Jin, Deputy Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee and Executive Vice Mayor of Sanya, Mr. Li Baiqing, Vice Mayor of Sanya, and other local officials met the APECF delegation led by Mr. Xiao Wunan, Executive Vice Chairman of APECF. Mr. Terenzi, former Captain Regent of San Marino, Mr. Hans Dorville, former Deputy Director-General of UNESCO, Mrs. Mehri Madarshahi, President of Melody for Dialogue among Civilizations Association, Mr. Christian Mestre, former President and current Director of University of Strasbourg, Ms. Beatrice Augier, Special Representative for the mayor of Deauville and Representative of Deauville Film Festival, and other international dignitaries made up the delegation.

Mr. Xiao Wunan (first from left), Executive Vice Chairman of APECF, meets Mr. Li Dongliang (first from right), Vice Governor of Hainan province.

This Hainan International Tourism Trade EXPO consisted of three sections including conference, exhibit and promotion activity. Several summit forums was held on the opening day on how to boost the international level of Hainan, attract more international tourists and let Hainan become a more important tourism destination. The APECF delegation was the star of this conference.

Mr. Xiao Wunan, Executive Vice Chairman of APECF, said that the future development of tourism destination hinged on facilities and natural beauty. The quality of service and international brands are the deciding factors and Sanya’s core competitiveness. APECF made efforts to invite international dignitaries in the areas of education, science & technology, culture and other fields to Hainan in order to support the expo and offer proposals and suggestions for future development of Hainan and Sanya.

Mr. Xiao Wunan (second from right), Executive Vice Chairman of APECF, and Mr. Li Baiqing (first from right), Vice Mayor of Sanya, sign a contract during the conference.

During the signing ceremony, APECF formed a strategic cooperation relationship with the Sanya Municipal Government to promote Sanya as an international tourism city. During the meeting, senior officials from Hainan and Sanya expressed their heartfelt welcome and appreciation to the strategic cooperation relationship between APECF and the Sanya Municipal Government. They expected APECF could pay close attention to Hainan and Sanya in the future, invest resources in a support of the development of Hainan and Sanya, help to promote the province as an international tourism island.

Mr. Hans Dorville, Special Adviser to Director-General of UNESCO, hoped to build an influential think tank with global reach in Hainan. Ms. Beatrice Augier, Special Representative of the Mayor of Deauville and Representative for Deauville Film Festival, hoped to discuss film cooperation between Sanya and the world as well as promote and carry out these projects through the Hainan International Tourism Trade EXPO.