2019 China-Laos Tourism Year-the signing ceremony of the first Laos International Beer and Food Lighting Festival was successfully held
At 10 am on June 25, 2019, the "China-Laos Tourism Year" series of activities-2019 Sichuan International Cultural Tourism Festival and Zigong Cultural Tourism Promotion Conference was held in the Diamond Hall of the Landmark Hotel in Vientiane, Laos. This event is in response to the 2019 China-Laos Tourism Year, and is also the first international cultural and tourism promotion event carried out after the integration of cultural and tourism in Zigong City, Sichuan Province. The event is co-sponsored by the Zigong Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, Film and Tourism in cooperation with the Vientiane News, Culture and Tourism Bureau, the Vientiane Special Economic Zone Management Committee, the Laos Taruan Lake Economic Zone, and the Zigong Cultural Tourism Investment Development Co., Ltd., aiming to promote Zigong to all walks of life in Laos Cultural tourism resources and the 2019 Sichuan International Cultural Tourism Festival to be held in Zigong City, the Lantern Show to be held in the Tatluang Lake Economic Zone in Vientiane, Laos in the second half of the year, and a platform for exchanges and cooperation with the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism of Laos to strengthen the cultural Travel resources are recommended and recommended each other to strengthen visitor exchanges and cultural exchanges.
At the promotion meeting, Lao Vice Minister of Press, Culture and Tourism Wen Tuan·Kaopan and Director of the Standing Committee of the Zigong Municipal People’s Congress Tan Bao delivered speeches respectively. Zou Yongzuo, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Culture, Radio, Television and Tourism of Zigong City 2019 Sichuan International Cultural Tourism Festival and Zigong Cultural Tourism Referral. Asaphanthong Sipandun, Deputy Mayor of Vientiane City, Champa Khangsusai, Director of the Administrative Committee of the Special Economic Zone of Laos, Suban, Chairman of the Administrative Committee of the Special Economic Zone of Vientiane, Zhun Lhasa, Vientiane Taluang Economic Zone Area chairman Huang Guoping attended the meeting. More than 100 people including Lao National Television, Lao Daily, Lao News, Lao News, Lao Radio International, China Xinhua News Agency, representatives of well-known Chinese and Lao enterprises, and Zigong City Culture, Radio, Film and Tourism Bureau, Zigong City Commerce Bureau and relevant district and county leaders attended the meeting.
At the promotion meeting, the Zigong City Culture, Radio, Film and Tourism Bureau, the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism of Laos, and the Vientiane Special Economic Zone Management Committee carried out cultural and tourism industry investment, tourism market interactive marketing, global tourism exchanges and learning, tourism association reform, and resources between the two places. Reaching cooperation intentions on sharing and sending tourists to each other, and signing the "Cultural Tourism Friendship Cooperation Agreement" cooperation agreement; Zigong City Cultural Tourism Investment and Development Co., Ltd. and Laos Taruan Lake Economic Zone signed the "Lantern Festival" Light Show Project Cooperation Agreement"; Zigong Spring and Autumn Travel Agency and Laos Love Travel International Travel Agency signed the "Tourism Cooperation Agreement" on the joint development of tourism projects between the two places.
Before the meeting, Tan Bao, director of the Standing Committee of the Municipal People’s Congress and his entourage also had in-depth exchanges with Vientiane Deputy Mayor Asaphanthong Sipandun, and Laos Deputy Minister of Press, Culture and Tourism Wen Tuan Khaopan and others. And went to the Taruan Lake Economic Zone in Laos to study. Director Tan Bao invited relevant Lao leaders to participate in the 2019 Sichuan International Cultural Tourism Festival and the 2nd OCT Zigong International Dinosaur Light Festival held in Zigong in September this year, and discussed the next economic and trade issues of both parties A consensus was reached on cooperation in tourism and other projects. Director Tan Bao said that Laos is an important friendly neighbor of China, and he hopes that the two sides will take the opportunity of holding cultural tourism promotion conferences to expand personnel exchanges, strengthen cultural exchanges, and jointly build a development community.
In recent years, China’s Zigong City has intensified its cultural and tourism promotion and actively explored the market for overseas tourists. In the next step, the Zigong City Culture, Radio, Film and Tourism Bureau will focus on countries along the “Belt and Road” as well as Europe, America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong Taiwan and other major inbound tourist source places, under the overall guidance of the image promotion of "a salty city", have successively carried out global marketing activities of Zigong tourism to further enhance the international image of Zigong cultural tourism.