Over 50 participants representing government agencies, local travel agencies and media outlets attended a Danish tourism promotion seminar in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, on Thursday, 28 of April.
The seminar in Hangzhou, under the theme of “Beyond the fairy tales”, was held at a time when the city saw its Danish Visa Application Center open earlier in April, and one day after the seminar in Nanjing attracted a few dozens of guests.
During the seminars in Nanjing and Hangzhou, Nicolai Prytz, Danish Consul General in Shanghai, addressed the audience on Denmark’s unique qualities as a tourist destination. He also thanked all attending travel agency partners for satisfactory cooperation on promoting tourism resources of Denmark to Chinese travellers.
The speaker from Scandinavian Tourist Board also brought lively and updated information on traveling to Denmark and a Visa Officer from the Consulate General talked about the visa process.
Earlier, in Chengdu, on Thursday, 21 of April, the opening of Danish Visa Application Center was announced in an inauguration and tourism promotion ceremony.
Anja Villefrance, Danish Consul General in Chongqing said Denmark has been attaching great importance to Sichuan’s key position in West China, and to boosting the prospects of bilateral cooperation in various fields, especially tourism.
Every year, Denmark is experiencing an increase in the number of visa applications and issuances. In 2015, Denmark issued 28,000 visas for Chinese nationals – an increase of 20% or 5,300 issuances compared to the previous year.
The Royal Danish Embassy is planning further promotion events in Shenyang and Jinan later during 2016.
Source: Embassy of Denmark in Beijing