Chinese delegation promotes 'Beautiful China' at ITB Berlin
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China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism led a delegation of more than 80 members representing different localities, tourism businesses and aviation companies to the Internationale Tourismus-Börse (ITB) Berlin 2019, presenting the tourism brand "Beautiful China".

The international travel trade show, ITB Berlin, opened in Berlin on Wednesday, drawing around 10,000 tourism companies from 181 countries and regions worldwide.

The booth of China during the ITB Berlin travel trade show in Berlin, Germany, March 6, 2019. /VCG Photo

The booth of China during the ITB Berlin travel trade show in Berlin, Germany, March 6, 2019. /VCG Photo

At an opening ceremony of China's booth at the trade show on Wednesday, Minister Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Germany Chen Ping welcomed global visitors to visit China to see the great diversity of landscapes and culture, local cuisines, and experience common people's daily lives.

Chen said Chinese visitors made nearly 1.6 million visits to Germany in 2018, a year-on-year increase of 2.3 percent, with each visitor staying in Germany for 1.9 days on average, citing data from German statistical authorities.

Chinese cultural elements exhibited during the ITB Berlin travel trade show in Berlin, Germany, March 6, 2019. /VCG Photo 

Chinese cultural elements exhibited during the ITB Berlin travel trade show in Berlin, Germany, March 6, 2019. /VCG Photo 

Francoise Hauser, a German author and journalist, shared her experiences of traveling in China at the opening ceremony, saying the progresses China made in past decades were unbelievable, which made traveling in the country much easier.

Besides, China is an extremely safe country and the younger generation speak good English, Hauser said.

The travel trade show in Berlin is scheduled from March 6 to March 10.

(Cover: Visitors take photos at the booth of China during the ITB Berlin travel trade show in Berlin, capital of Germany, March 6, 2019. /VCG Photo)

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency