Tourism Officials Get Treated to Natural Beauty of Chongqing, China at UN in NYC

Over 150 mainly tourism officials got a treat at UN Headquarters on Thursday, August 30, 2018, with a close-up view of the natural beauty of Chongqing, China without leaving New York City.

Chongqing, located in the southern west region of China and known for its natural beauty and rich culture, gave invited guests a taste of that exquisiteness with a photo exhibit and presentation by officials from the Municipal People's Government of Chongqing, China, under the theme “A Tour in Chongqing, A Gain in Vision.”

VIPs in attendance included officials and executives from the UN, the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in New York, the Sino-American Friendship Association and directors and tourism professionals.The Event hosted by the Chongqing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development, organized by the Sino-American Friendship Association and Cimagine International Group LLC.

Guests enjoying the Chongqing cultural tourism photo exhibition

Guests having a glimpse of Chongqing Sightseeing through 3D VR

Guests participating in the Green Screen photo shooting with a Chongqing view

Cimagine International Group President and Sino-American Friendship Association Executive Vice President Li Li opening the event and introducing VIP guests

Minister of Publicity of Chongqing, China, Mr. Zhang, Ming giving remarks and introducing Chongqing cultural tourism

Zhang Ming, the Minister of Publicity Department of Chongqing, in his presentation, noted that the event was a perfect opportunity to exchange tourism development experiences with one of the world’s best cities - New York City - and to learn from its best practices.

Meanwhile, New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio, and Congressman Joseph Crowley, all sent letters of congratulation.

The Chongqing delegation also launched the city’s official digital publicity platform, iChongqing, at the UN Headquarters, and invited all to attend "Visit Yangtze Again", a themed travel event set for November.

A Signing Ceremony with partnership agreements between the Chongqing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development, the Chongqing Daily News Group and the Sino-American Friendship Association, and another partnership between Chongqing Broadcasting Group and Cimagine International Group LLC were both launched at the event. These partnerships will support corporation in tourism.

Deputy Director of China National Tourism Office in New York, Pan, Xiaopeng giving remarks

Special Representative of New York City’s Mayor,
Manhattan Office Director Remysell Salas giving remarks

Remysell Salas handing the Mayor’s Greeting Letter to Chongqing Officer

WABC-TV Vice Presidents Janine DiCarlo and Alyson Rozner giving remarks

Chongqing Delegation Representative Song, Junhong introducing Chongqing cultural tourism

After the signing ceremonies, guests enjoyed traditional performances from the National Intangible Cultural Heritage by Chongqing Banan District.

Chongqing, located by the upstream area of the Yangtze River with a population of around 33 million people, is the youngest and largest municipality in China. As the commerce and transportation center in western China, Chongqing has become the number one on WTTC’s most updated “10 fastest growing Tourism Cities In The World” list.

iChongqing launch ceremony

Host interacting with guests during iChongqing launch ceremony

The signing ceremony

VIP guests toasting to celebrate the signing ceremony

Raffle Session 1 prize winner and guest interaction

Raffle Session 2 prize winner and guest interaction

Live performance from Chongqing’s Banan District

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