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Canada-China Tourism MOU Signed During Chinese Official's Visit to Ottawa

Strengthening relations between Canada and China have been a major government focus in September. Building on Prime Minister Trudeau's trip to China which produced announcements of additional Visa Application Centres in Chinese cities and declaring 2018 the year of Canada-China Tourism, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang travelled to Ottawa where he announced a number of trade and business agreements with Canada including a new Memorandum of Understanding signed by Canada's Tourism Minister, the Hon. Bardish Chagger, and China's Ambassador to Canada, H.E. Luo Zhaohui.

The MOU seeks to strengthen the tourism relationship between the two countries, more specifically it sets out to do the following:

  • Promote academic exchanges in the tourism field;
  • Facilitate exchange visits of tour operators, media and tourism leaders to promote two-way tourism;
  • Seek opportunities for the promotion of international business event and incentive travel;
  • Share best practises in tourism promotion, marketing, destination development and management;
  • Participate in travel fairs and exhibitions in either country;
  • Promote safe and sustainable tourism;
  • Strengthen the cooperation between the CNTA and TIAC streaming from the Memorandum of Understanding signed in June 2010 between the National Tourism Administration of the people's Republic of China and the Department of Foreign Affairs regarding the Approved Destination Status Program (ADS).

Read the joint statement between Canada and the People's Republic of China.

Tourism Industry Association of Canada