>Countries from all over the world will have a chance to showcase their cultures at the 2009 Qingdao International Tourism Expo, to be held >at the >Qingdao >International >Convention Center in >>Shandong province >from August 21 to 23.
>The annual event has been successfully held for four years, attracting over 900 representatives from 35 countries, including >China, the >United States, >Britain, >France, >Malaysia and >>South Korea, as well as more than 150,000 visitors. The Expo provides a great boost to the tourism field at home and abroad, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.
>This year’s Expo will feature the following four highlights:
>The China-Japan-ROK Tourism Minister Conference will be held during the exhibition, involving tourism ministers from 11 cities, such as China’s Qingdao, Tianjin, Dalian and Yantai; Japan’s >>Kitakyushu, >Fukuoka, Shimonoseki and Osaka; South Korean’s P>usan, Ulsan and Inchon.
>>>Taiwan>will make its debut at the Expo and a Shandong & Taiwan Tourism Summit will be held, providing a chance for cross-straits exchanges and cooperation in the field of tourism.
>Tourist Bureau chiefs from 17 districts and cities in Shandong province will lead delegations to take part in the event, involving the province’s major inbound and outbound travel agencies.
>Various cultures will have exotic displays, with the participation of travel agencies from 70 overseas countries, including >Egypt, >Turkey, >Tunisia, >Malaysia, the >Czech >Republic and >>Zimbabwe.
>Editor Li Jing