Reed Travel Features
LOS ANGELES -- A major delegation of Chinese tourism officials
is set to swing through North America to meet with travel agents
through dinner seminars. The China National Tourism Mission to
North America 1997 is sponsored by the China National Tourism
Administration and John Swire & Sons, the parent company of
Cathay Pacific Airways and regional carrier Dragon Air.
During the dinner seminars, which are coordinated through local
Pacific Asia Travel Association chapters, delegation members will
provide the latest information on products for 1998 tours to China.
The sessions will include a minitrade show and a presentation by
Yang Wenzhen, director of the marketing department for the CNTA.
The delegation will include representatives of major Chinese
tourism bureaus, tour operators, hotels and Air China.
Representatives of Chong Qing, China, the gateway city for
Yangtze River cruises, also will be on hand. Chong Qing recently
joined Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin to become the fourth
municipality in the country. Municipalities are large, centrally
governed urban areas that have equal status with Chinese
Representatives of Cathay Pacific Airways will address the
seminars in Vancouver, British Columbia, and San Jose, Calif.
The delegation's North American schedule includes:
* Vancouver, British Columbia, Sept. 16, at Waterfront Centre.
* Ottawa, Sept. 17.
* Toronto, Sept. 18.
* New York, Sept. 22.
* Tampa, Fla., Sept. 25.
* Los Angeles, Sept. 29 at the Loews Center Santa Monica Beach
* San Jose, Calif., Oct. 1 at the Marriott in Santa Clara.
For details, agents should contact their local PATA chapter.