The tourism fair opened on November15th housing more than 3,800 booths. Representatives and exhibitors from 75 countries and regions participated in the event. Founded in 1998, the CITM has grown into one of the largest and most influential tourism fairs in the Asia-Pacific region. Kunming is the capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province.

Minister Luo Shugang stated that the tourism industry has become one of the most important engines for the global economic growth. In China, tourism industry is developing very fast, not only serving the needs of the Chinese people pursuing a better life but also making major contributions to the development of the global tourism sector.