Charming Beijing Tourism Presentation, was held on August 14 2017 in Copenhagen. It is one of the important events within the framework of China-Denmark Tourism Year 2017, hosted by the Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development. Nearly 100 people from the Embassy of China in Denmark, Wonderful Copenhagen and representatives from local tour operators and media attended the event.
Song Yu, Director-General of Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development, told reporters that 2017 would become the Year of Harvest for China-Denmark comprehensive strategic partnership. Currently, with the in-depth launching of the activities, the two countries have enjoyed close cooperation and frequent people-to-people exchanges.
1,059,000 European tourists visited Beijing in 2016 and 479,000 in the first half of 2017. Among them, the number of inbound Danish tourists to Beijing continuously increases and Denmark has become an important potential tourist market for Beijing. Beijing and Copenhagen officially established sister cities relationship in June, 2012, and there are so far 15 couples of provinces and cities between China and Denmark. More Danish tourists will be coming to Beijing and approximately 262,000 Chinese tourists will be visiting Denmark in 2017.
Hu Hongbo, Deputy Head of Mission of the Chinese Embassy in Denmark; Lars Thykier, Managing Director of Association of Danish Travel Agents and Tour Operators; Song Yu, Director-General of Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development, and Philip Wenzel Kyhl, Senior Project Manager-China of Wonderful Copenhagen spoke at the presentation. Cui Hua from Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development gave a presentation on Beijing tourism resources as well as supporting facilities and services including transportation, accommodation, catering etc.; and Ivan Xu, Deputy Managing Director of Destination Marketing Department, CYTS International Travel Co., Ltd. introduced Beijing’s travel routes and products in-depth.