A grand tourism event is about to take place. The International Mayor's Forum on Tourism—Zhengzhou, China 2021, an important part of the Yellow River Culture Month, will be held from April 20th-23rd in Zhengzhou. As the event approaches, international organizations including the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Drei Gewinnt Förderverein, and countries such as Russia, Germany and Italy have sent their congratulatory videos in advance.
H.E. Fernando Lugris, Ambassador of Uruguay to China, wished the International Mayor's Forum on Tourism in Zhengzhou a successful event. He welcomed friends from China to visit Uruguay at the end of the COVID-19 pandemic and hoped that the two countries would have more communication on tourism in the future.
Ms. Fruzsina Zakariás, Director of the International Relations at the Hungary Tourism Agency, said that Zhengzhou, like Budapest (the capital of Hungary), has always been a beautiful city with a long history and enchanting landscapes. She hoped that the two countries would work together to show the uniqueness of the two cities to more tourists.
H.E. Gilberto Moura, Consul-General of Brazil in Shanghai, said that Zhengzhou is a sister city of Joinville, Brazil, and he hoped that the two beautiful historic cities would increase cooperation in all aspects in the future.
Ms. Li Zhaohui, Chief Representative of the Beijing Office of the German National Tourist Board, said that "Zhengzhou is located in Central China, boasting quality historical and cultural resources that date back thousands of years. Zhengzhou has done a good job in developing tourism." She hoped that the two countries would exchange experience and insights on tourism recovery in the future, and join hands to strive for future improvement of the global industry.
Since its inception in 2008, the forum has gathered hundreds of mayors of tourism cities at home and abroad to Henan to exchange insights into tourism and seek common development. It has produced a number of beneficial outcomes such as the Zhengzhou Declaration, the Report on the Development Trend of World Tourism Cities, and the Convention of the Alliance of Mayors of World Tourism Cities. The event offers a high-end platform for dialogue in the international tourism industry and among global tourism cities, highly praised and widely recognized by insiders.
A highlight of this forum is to release the Blue Book on World Tourism Cities 2021, as well as the Survey Report on Tourist Satisfaction with International Tourism Cities, the Investment Report on International Urban Tourism and the Consensus on China (Zhengzhou) International Mayor's Forum on Tourism. At the forum, relevant survey data and research results regarding the enhancement of tourism competitiveness, smart tourism, international tourism cooperation, and the new pattern of dual-circulation development will be shared. The forum aims to bring together mayors of world tourism cities and authoritative international organizations to explore ways to balanced development and progress of tourism cities, and further promote tourism investment cooperation among international cities.
Affected by the global pandemic, the forum will be carried out online and offline simultaneously. The number of guests personally present at the forum will be limited to 300. Overseas guests who cannot be present will participate in the event via video links.