FSM Participates in the 2016 China International Travel Mart-Shanghai
Press Release #1611-0
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Palikir, Pohnpei FSM Information Services
November 25, 2016


November 11, 2016 (FSM Embassy, Beijing)
In coordination with the FSM Department of Resources and Development, the FSM Embassy participated in the 2016 China International Travel Mart (CITM) in Shanghai from November 10-13, 2016.  The FSM was a member of the Pacific delegation organized by the South Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO). 

The CITM has become a valuable platform in the tourism market and demonstrates China’s inbound and outbound potentials.  China has been the largest outbound tourism spender for the past four years and contributes 13% to the global tourism revenue.  Over 2,500 exhibitors from China and abroad participated in this year’s CITM.  International travel agents from over 100 countries were present to showcase and invite China’s outbound tourists.  Aside from the Pacific booth, Hawaii, Guam, and Saipan also had their own individual booths.

The Pacific delegation was welcomed to Shanghai by the leading officials of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA).  A meeting was held with CNTA Vice Chairman Du Jiang.  In the meeting, both sides acknowledged the good relationship between China and the Pacific and shared the desire for cooperation in the area of tourism.  Vice Chairman Du expressed his desires to support the Pacific and looks forward to doing more with SPTO as a member of the organization.

The Pacific delegation was comprised of delegates from the Cook Islands, FSM, Fiji, Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga and Vanuatu.  Deputy Chief of Mission Vincent Sivas represented the FSM.


For further information, contact the FSM Embassy in Beijing at Ph: (86)1065324708 or e-mail address: 
embassy@fsmembassy.cn