The Tongan delegations to the First World Conference on Tourism in Beijing last week met China’s Head of National Tourism Administration in a special meeting.
Tonga’s Tourism Minister Hon Semisi Sika and Hon Li Jinzao exchanged gifts and discussed China’s interests in Tonga tourism.
The participants from about 100 countries in the world who attended the international meeting engaged in a high level debate on the contribution of tourism to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Organised by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Government of the People’s Republic of China the world leaders met in Beijing at the Hotel China World Summit Wing from May 18 – 21.
In the special meeting Hon Sika thanked Jinzao for the envoys the Communists Led-Party country sent to Tonga to attend His Majesty King Tupou VI’s coronation last year.
Hon. Sika also acknowledged Hon. Li Jinzao signing the MOU to bring 1000 travel agents to Tonga.
The Tongan delegations who attended the conference were Hon. Semisi Sika, Tonga Ambassador in China HE. ‘Utuatu Tauaika, Chairman of Tonga Tourism – Tomifa Paea and the Tourism Deputy Secretary Sione Moala Mafi.