Beijing Municipal Cultural and Tourism Bureau participates at PATA Annual Summit 2019

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Picture: Mr. Zhang Hongyi, Associate Consultant of Legislative Affairs Division of the Beijing Municipal Culture and Tourism Bureau.

BANGKOK, May 23, 2019 — The Beijing Municipal Cultural and Tourism Bureau actively participated at the PATA Annual Summit 2019 in Cebu, Philippines from May 9-12. The event included a one-day conference, the UNWTO/PATA Leaders Debate, Executive Board and Board Meetings, Committee Meetings and the 68th Annual General Meeting. The organisation also hosted a dinner for all delegates at the Radisson Blu Cebu on Thursday, May 9.

The Asia-Pacific region has become one of the most dynamic economies in the world with frequent dialogue and exchanges between governments and organisations. It is also the most important area of cooperation for China’s “Belt and Road” initiative. The interconnection of culture and tourism is an important part of enhancing understanding, strengthening mutual trust, promoting development and achieving mutually beneficial results for all parties.

The Beijing Municipal Cultural and Tourism Bureau actively participated in various activities during the PATA Annual Summit, sharing experiences with representatives of all parties, summarizing trends and looking to the future.

During the event, the Beijing Municipal Culture and Tourism Bureau promoted Beijing’s 144-hour transit visa-free policy, departure tax rebate and conference awards. Showing the classical, fashionable and modern “glamour” of the new Beijing.

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About PATA

Founded in 1951, PATA is a not-for-profit membership association that acts as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. The Association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research and innovative events to its more than 800 member organisations, including 95 government, state and city tourism bodies, 20 international airlines and airports, 102 hospitality organisations and 70 educational institutions, as well as over a hundred young tourism professional (YTP) members across the world. The PATA network also embraces the grassroots activism the PATA Chapters and Student Chapters, who organise numerous travel industry training programmes and business development events across the world. Thousands of travel professionals belong to the 35 local PATA Chapters worldwide, while hundreds of students are members of the 22 PATA Student Chapters globally. The PATAmPOWER platform delivers unrivalled data, forecasts and insights from the PATA Strategic Intelligence Centre to members’ desktops and mobile devices anywhere in the world. PATA’s Head Office has been in Bangkok since 1998. The Association also has official offices or representation in Beijing and London. Visit