Yellow Mountains In The Spotlight
At China Tourism Culture Week In New York

A characteristically Chinese feast of sound and vision to celebrate Huangshan, known as Yellow Mountains, was held in the Delegates Dining Room at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Friday, May 3, 2019.

Jointly hosted by Huangshan city and China National Tourist Office in New York, co-organized by Cimagine Media Group LLC (CIMG) to mark China Tourism Culture Week, the event marked Huangshan Tourism Promotion’s debut appearance in the Big Apple.Cimagine Media Group played the role of planning and promoting this tourism and cultural event through Chinese and international media. Nearly 200 officials and representatives from New York City and New York State government, United Nations, airlines industry, tourism industry and other related industries attended the event. Nearly 300 Chinese and international mainstream media including Shanghai Media Group U.S. News Center, Xinhua News Agency, China News Service, Sino Vision, China Daily, China Press, PR Newswire, ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox News have reported or republished the event.

Kong Xiaohong, mayor of Huangshan City, the “home of hospitability”, introduced the rich ecological, natural, cultural and tourism resources of ancient Huizhou and the new Huangshan. Mt. Huangshan showcases the beauty of China, he said, while adding that it is the essence of humanities in China and the market pioneer of Chinese tourism. Kong added that Mt. Huangshan shared the title of “Symbols of China” with the Yangtze River and the Great Wall.

Susan Lacerte, Executive Director of Queens Botanical Garden enjoying
the Huangshan culture and tourism photo exhibition

Guests experience Huangshan sightseeing through 3D VR

Kong Xiaohong, mayor of Huangshan Municipal People's Government of China interviewed
by international media

Mayor Kong Xiaohong interviewed by Xinhua News Agency, Shanghai Media Group U.S. News Center and SinoVision

Li Li, President of the Cimagine Media Group LLC opening the event and introducing main guests

Huangshan City officials stated that hosting the Huangshan presentation and exhibition showed tourists worldwide the charm of the new Huangshan City and the ancient Huizhou. Effectively voicing the Huangshan story globally can build up the international influence of the city’s tourism, he added.

During the event, Bruce Knotts, Chair of UN NGO/DPI Executive Committee; Brian Teubner, International Trade Manager at Empire State Development of New York; and Qian Jin, Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of PRC, delivered speeches and gave full recognition to the "China Tourism Culture Week and Huangshan Tourism Promotion."

New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, sent a letter of greeting in which he stated: “New York State extends a warm welcome to the mayor and entire delegation visiting from Huangshan. It is an excellent opportunity for American business, government, and community leaders to become familiar with Huangshan through cultural enrichment and by exploring the potential for future growth of business, tourism, and other interests through mutually beneficial relations.”

The results of the event were substantial. The officials from Huangshan City carried on a deep discussion around Huangshan tourism and the expansion of overseas markets with the officials from Chinese Consulate General in New York and China National Tourist Office in New York.

Qian Jin, Deputy Consul General of Consulate General of the People's Republic of China
in New York delivering remarks

Bruce Knotts, Chairman of UN NGO/DPI Executive Committee delivering remarks

Brian Teubner, International Trade Manager of Empire State Development of New York delivering remarks

Kuang Lin, Director of China National Tourist Office in New York delivering remarks<

Mayor Kong Xiaohong delivering remarks and introducing Huangshan cultural tourism

Live Performance of Huangshan Tea Making

The Scene from the Event


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