Yellow Mountains In The Spotlight At China Tourism Culture Week In New York
A characteristically Chinese feast of sound and vision to celebrate Huangshan, known as Yellow Mountains, was held in the Delegates Dining Room at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Friday, May 3, 2019.
Jointly hosted by Huangshan city and China National Tourist Office in New York to mark China Tourism Culture Week, the event marked Huangshan Tourism Promotion’s debut appearance in the Big Apple.
Kong, Xiaohong, mayor of Huangshan City, the “home of hospitability,” introduced the rich ecological, natural, culture and tourism resources of ancient Huizhou and the new Huangshan. Mt. Huangshan showcases the beauty of China, he said, while adding that it is the essence of humanities in China and the market pioneer of Chinese tourism. Kong added that Mt. Huangshan shared the title of “Symbols of China” with the Yangtze River and the Great Wall.
Guest from tourism industry enjoying the Huangshan culture and tourism photo exhibition
Susan Lacerte, Executive Director of Queens Botanical Garden enjoying the Huangshan culture and tourism photo exhibition
Guests having a glimpse of Huangshan Sightseeing through 3D VR
Kong, Xiaohong, mayor of Huangshan Municipal People’s Government of China interviewed by the international media
Mayor Kong, Xiaohong interviewed by Xinhua News Agency, Shanghai Media Group U.S. News Center and SinoVision
Li Li, Executive Vice President of Sino-American Friendship Association opening the event and introducing main guests
Huangshan City officials stated that hosting the Huangshan presentation and exhibition showed tourists worldwide the charm of the new Huangshan City and the ancient Huizhou. Effectively voicing the Huangshan story globally can build up the international influence of the city’s tourism, he added.
During the event, Bruce Knotts, Chair of UN NGO/DPI Executive Committee; Brian Teubner, International Trade Manager at Empire State Development of New York; and Qian, Jin, Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of PRC, delivered speeches and gave full recognition to the "China Tourism Culture Week and Huangshan Tourism Promotion."
New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, sent a letter of greeting in which he stated: “New York State extends a warm welcome to the mayor and entire delegation visiting from Huangshan. It is an excellent opportunity for American business, government, and community leaders to become familiar with Huangshan through cultural enrichment and by exploring the potential for future growth of business, tourism, and other interests through mutually beneficial relations.”
The results of the event were substantial. The officials from Huangshan City carried on a deep discussion around Huangshan tourism and the expansion of overseas markets with the officials from Chinese Consulate General in New York and China National Tourist Office in New York.
Qian, Jin, Deputy Consul General of Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in New York delivering remarks
Bruce Knotts, Chairman of UN NGO/DPI Executive Committee delivering remarks
Brian Teubner, International Trade Manager of Empire State Development of New York delivering remarks
Kuang, Lin, Director of China National Tourist Office in New York delivering remarks
Mayor Kong, Xiaohong delivering remarks and introducing Huangshan culture & tourism
The Signing Ceremony
Witnesses (left to right): Markly Wilson, Director of International Marketing New York State Division of Tourism; Brian Teubner, International Trade Manager of Empire State Development of New York; Qian, Jin, Deputy Consul General of Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York; Bruce Knotts, Chairman of UN NGO/DPI Executive Committee; Mayor Kong, Xiaohong; Peter Zhang, President of Sino-American Friendship Association; Peter Koo, Council Member of New York City Council; Kuang, Lin, Director of China National Tourist Office in New York.
Hong, Yi, Marketing & Sales Manager of China Eastern Airlines New York Office, introducing China Eastern Airlines along with Huangshan culture & tourism
Raffle session prize winners and Mayor Kong, Xiaohong
Live Performance of Huangshan Tea Making
Live Performance of Huangshan Folk Dance
The Scene from the Event
Huangshan Culture & Tourism Promotion Event perfectly ending with the singing of "Brindisi"