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Updated: 2013-09-12 07:35

(China Daily)

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Group makes strides to promote tourism

The World Tourism Cities Federation, established in 2012, is a nongovernmental international organization comprising tourism cities worldwide.

Under the theme "Tourism Makes City Life Better", the federation promotes coordinating economic and social development among tourism cities, enhancing urban development, elevating the image of cities, strengthening intercity international exchanges through tourism, and improving member cooperation.

The federation also aims to expand the tourism economy, and to enhance the quality of the tourism industry and improve its effectiveness.

It also seeks to establish an evaluation system to provide a basis for policymaking for the tourism industry. It also intends to plan tourism marketing activities and information sharing. The federation provides services for complementary advantages and common prosperity.

China Daily

(China Daily USA 09/12/2013 page10)