India-China (Sanya) Tourism Exchange Seminar held in Sanya
The India-China (Sanya) Tourism Exchange Seminar was held at the Yalong Bay Conference Center on October 26th, 2017.
Nearly 100 guests attended the seminar. Among them were Mr. Bao Jian, Executive Vice Mayor of the Sanya Municipal People’s Government; Mr. Y.K. Sailas Thangal, Consul General of India in Guangzhou; media members, and travel operators from India and Sanya.
According to statistics, China received more than 800,000 tourists from India in 2016, a record high. A series of events were held to further boost cooperation between Sanya and India on tourism, culture, the economy, and trade.
- On March 28th, 2017, a proposal by the Sanya Government for establishing a friendly relationship with Bangalore was approved at The Third Meeting of the Seventh NPC Standing Committee of Sanya City.
- In April 2017, a Sanya government delegation visited India.
- In August 2017, a new Sanya-Guangzhou-Delhi air route opened.
During the India-China Tourism Exchange Seminar, representatives from both sides gave presentations on their respective tourism resources, and a business matchmaking meeting was held to help travel operators seek cooperation opportunities.
At a speech made at the seminar, Mr. Bao Jian said that as a famous tourist city in China, Sanya stands at the forefront of tourism and cultural exchange between China and India. Tourism resources in Sanya and India vary greatly, which creates great conditions for bilateral tourism cooperation between the two sides.
In recent years, the Sanya government has been working to construct four-hour, 8-hour, and 12-hour flight tourism circles connecting the city to key tourist source markets in Asia and Europe. As one of the countries along the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor, India is an important tourist source market. The tourism and economic development of Sanya will be further boosted by promoting exchange and communication with India.