| On the afternoon of November 3, 2017 Meishan Summit · "Belt and Road" International Tourism Island Forum, an important event during Ningbo Tourism Festival, was held in Ningbo to further enhance the popularity and influence of regional leisure tourism. Wu Wenxue, former Deputy Director of the China National Tourism Administration and Fu Wei, Deputy Director of the Zhejiang Provincial Tourism Administration were present. Chai Lineng, Director of the Administrative Committee of Ningbo Meishan Bonded Area delivered a keynote speech. Yan Weiguo, Deputy Secretary General of the Ningbo Municipal People's Government attended and addressed the forum. Li Zhemin, Director of the Ningbo Municipal Tourism Administration presided over the opening ceremony.|
Chai looked into the prospect of the tourism investment environment of Meishan, an international tourism island along the Belt and Road. Ningbo International Marine Ecological Technology City (NIMETC) is a major strategic platform built by the municipal committee and government to join the nation's Belt and Road initiative and strategy of the Yangtze River Economic Belt, speed up innovative and transformational development and advance the construction of Ningbo Port Economic Circle. With rich tourism resources, quality air and the integration of sights including mountain, sea, lake, port, bay and wetland, Meishan is an important destination for holistic tourism development in the Yangtze River Delta. In recent years, Meishan has constantly intensified leisure tourism cultivation and moved towards the goal of building a holistic low-carbon international fashion city. In the future, Meishan will develop into a holistic tourism destination in five aspects: sports tourism, shopping tourism, cultural tourism, medical and health tourism, and rural tourism, in a bid to become a national tourism resort and a national demonstration zone of holistic tourism.
Ningbo is a city of strategic significance along the "Belt and Road". Since the beginning of this year, Ningbo has sped up the construction of a renowned port city, endeavored to build an Oriental civilized city, deepened reform and pushed forward innovation with the goal of advancing holistic tourism and building an international leisure tourism destination, said Yan. Ningbo is gradually becoming a preferred tourist destination for domestic and foreign tourists, with its tourist satisfaction ranking top in China for rows of years. 2017 Meishan Summit · "Belt and Road" International Tourism Island Forum is of extraordinary significance to speeding up the building of Meishan into an holistic leisure tourism island. He expected that the forum would attract more industry players and entrepreneurs to Meishan to find out its unique ecological resources and tap its tourism development potential, and hoped that Meishan would pool the wisdom of leaders and experts to plan the future of Meishan's leisure tourism at a new height.
At the forum, experts delivered keynote speeches on building a "Belt and Road" international tourism island and held round table dialogues. During the forum, attendees visited NIMETC, inquired about Meishan's leisure tourism planning and construction, and offered advice on the development of Meishan's leisure tourism.