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Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Thursday, August 17 2017 - 16:42
The 2017 International Mountain Tourism and Outdoor Sports Conference kicks off in Qianxinan, Guizhou province, China
XINGYI, China, Aug. 17, 2017, /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

The 2017 International Mountain Tourism and Outdoor Sports Conference kicks 
off  in Xingyi, the capital of  Qianxinan prefecture, a region in the 
southwestern part of China's Guizhou province, on August 16, 2017. The event is 
expected to attract over 1,200 government officials and business executives as 
well as influencers and experts across the worlds of mountain travel and 
outdoor sports from 29 countries and regions worldwide.

The conference, with the tagline "promoting harmony between man and nature as 
well as healthy lifestyles" will host over 20 international mountain sports 
events, including hiking, a fire balloon event hosted by the Chinese Balloon 
Club League, the China Rally Championship, a camping event, a cycling 
competition, a cross-country running competition and a mountain sport 
challenge. In addition, a series of meetings and seminars directed to the 
travel industry will be held during the event, including the first annual forum 
of the International Mountain Tourism Alliance (IMTA) and the Green Development 
and Mountain Travel seminar that will bring together a number of journalists 
and leaders from international chambers of commerce.

IMTA is an international organization established with the approval of the 
State Council of China, comprising 111 groups and individuals from 26 countries 
and regions across five continents, with former French Prime Minister Dominique 
de Villepin currently serving as chairman. The aim of the IMTA is to support 
its global members in developing their respective mountain travel markets by 
providing them with experience, capital and talent, among other forms of 
support and to explore the world's most popular mountain resorts with the aim 
of discovering how to best provide more professional mountain travel services. 
IMTA is the first international organization in China to be headquartered 
outside Beijing.

SOURCE:	Publicity Department of the CPC Qianxinan Prefecture Committee

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