China and French Polynesia deepen ties on tourism

by silvia.spessato

categories Destinations Oceania

tags Polynesia 


Shao Qiwei, the director of China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), met Gaston Floss, the Chairman of French Polynesia Self-government (PF) on December 25th. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the strengthening of tourism cooperation between the two countries. China’s government has designated tourism expansion as a strategic pillar industry. Thus, Shao emphasized the importance of an integrated development of all the economic sectors that contribute to tourism. While fostering the inbound tourist market, Beijing is also encouraging its citizens to travel aboard. Floss welcomed Chinese travelers to visit his country to experience the warmth and friendliness of the local people, as well as their unique culture. According to Floss and CNTA, the astonishing natural scenery of the French Polynesian islands has enormous potential for attracting Chinese tourists, however, there will be more travelers if direct flights are established to link China and French Polynesia. In addition, CNTA hopes that PF will hold more promotional activities in China and distribute promotional materials in Chinese airports, hotels and main destinations. It would also be useful – Shao added – if Chinese-language tour guides and Chinese meal services could be arranged so that Chinese tourists feel more comfortable during their visit to the islands.

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