[photopress:hoels_Du_Jiang.jpg,full,alignright]31 leading Chinese tourism officials met with more than three dozen U.S. state tourism directors during a day long summit in Charlotte, NC, to explore ways for the two countries to increase cooperation on travel-related matters.
The idea is to increase the two-way tourist traffic volume between the two countries. In 2006, China and U.S. combined reached a total of 2.35 million visits.
Efforts were made to actively explore opportunities for cooperation and exchange among the Chinese provinces and the American states.
Dr. Du Jiang, Vice Chairman of the China National Tourism Administration, led the delegation of 31 tourism directors from various provinces, municipalities and regions of China.
During the next ten years, the number of travelers from both countries is expected to grow significantly.
Source: Hotel Interactive