The 3rd China Guilin International Tourism Expo (CGITE) is held from 6th to 8th September of 2012 in Guilin, which attracts over 800 exhibitors from all over the world to participate, building an excellent platform for making Guilin tourist resources known to the world and enhancing the cultural & commercial communication between Guilin and the rest of the world.
Covering an exhibition area of 22,000 square meters and themed with “Creating New Tourist Opportunity and Exploring International Market”, the Expo is composed of the Grand Hall, A Hall and C Hall, and the exhibitors are from over 60 countries and regions in the world, 38 of which from 12 countries participate in the Expo for the first time, including Jamaica, Turkey and Cambodia.
The featured Guilin tourist resources in the Main Hall are exhibited in the forms pictures and videos, including Xing’an Ling Canal and Guilin Danxia Landforms, and the interactive activities are also available in the hall. A Hall is subdivided into A1 Hall and A2 Hall, and the booths selling local souvenirs and specialties are lined one after another in A1 Hall, including handcraft booth, tea booth, pearl booth, stone-carving booth and calligraphic & painting booth, etc. In A2 Hall mainly exhibit tourist resources within Guangxi Province, including the Silk Beach of Beihai, Weizhou Island, the Zuo River and Huangyao Ancient Town, etc.
The C Hall is made up of C1 Hall and C2 Hall, of which the overseas tourist resources are exhibited in the former, including Saint Sophia Church of Istanbul, the beach scenery of Tunisia, Taj Mahal of India, the Undersea World of Caribbean Sea, Kyushu of Japan and Angkor Wat of Cambodia, etc. Out of curiosity, I visit a representative from Cambodian National Travel Agency and ask him: “What’s the highlight when it comes to Cambodian tourist resources?” He is passionate enough to tell me: “Well, Cambodia is originally famous for its cultural relics such as Angkor Wat, and we’ve developed a number of natural scenic spots in the north and east parts since liberation of Cambodia, so both are attractive for visitors from all over the world now, especially for the western visitors.”
The authentic Chinese tourist resources are mainly showcased in C2 Hall, where you’ll find pictures of famous Chinese scenic spots, including the Old Summer Palace and the Forbidden City of Beijing, the Presidential Office and the Mausoleum of Sun Yet Sen of Nanjing and Yangshuo Idyllic Scenery, etc.
CGITE has received high appraise from all over the world since its first opening in 2010, successfully paving a way for the tourist commodity trading domestically and internationally, so Guilin is titled “One of the Top 10 Charming Cities of China” in 2012.
Author: Yang Qingwei