HTA Welcomes Tourism Officials on Hawaii Island for Summit
The HTA welcomed U.S. and Chinese tourism officials who attended the 5th annual China-U.S. Tourism Leadership Summit on Sept. 26 at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows on Hawaii Island. Officials included members of the U.S. Travel Association (USTA) and China National Tourism Association (CNTA), and more than 60 regional tourism directors.
The Summit is considered to be one of the top economic accomplishments by the U.S. and China, and is designed to build business through creating relationships and knowledge of both the Chinese and U.S. markets. Roger Dow, president and CEO of USTA, and Qiwei Shao, chairman of CNTA, welcomed attendees and encouraged discussion on working toward enhancing tourism-related cooperation between the two countries. Presentations and panel discussions were held on promoting sustainable business and tourism and seeking more diversified industrial cooperation through extensive tourism communications.