Chinese tourism exhibit shines at New York travel show

An exhibition showcasing China's tourist and cultural attractions was one of the highlights of the 16th New York Times Travel Show at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Manhattan, New York, which concluded on Sunday.

New York Times Building. /VCG Photo

New York Times Building. /VCG Photo

Organized by China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the exhibition caught the eyes of thousands of visitors with distinctive Chinese cultural elements familiar to Americans, such as huge posters of giant pandas and Spring Festival decorations surrounding the booth.

Demonstrations of traditional Chinese calligraphy and Tai Chi also ran through the three-day event, which called on visitors to join and experience the essence of traditional Chinese culture.

Meanwhile, thousands of brochures containing recommended travel routes and sites in China were distributed among visitors. The organizer also teamed up with prominent local travel agencies and several Chinese airlines to design specific tourism products catering to local people's interests and tastes.

Kuang Lin, chief of the China National Tourist Office in New York, said the exhibition aimed to demonstrate China's charm through both its culture and landscape, and boost bilateral exchanges between China and the United States, through tourism.

The New York Times Travel Show is the largest of its kind in North America. The 2019 edition saw over 550 exhibitors and more than 30,000 professional attendees from around the world.

(Cover Photo: Montage of landmarks in Beijing and Shanghai. /VCG Photo)

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency