From the Niagara Falls Review:
They are the people who can sell Niagara Falls to the world.
It’s an opportunity that doesn’t come along often, so when nearly 250 representatives from travel agencies to big businesses come calling, those involved with Niagara’s tourism industry are ready to answer the call.
“This is the first time this event has been hosted here in Niagara Falls, so we are absolutely thrilled,” said Lee Carr, director of sales and marketing at the Skylon Tower.
“They come from the 10 major tourism markets all over the world. These are people who are trained in their own respective markets on Canadian tourism products from coast-to-coast,” said Carr.
On Wednesday, members of the group spent time at the Horseshoe Falls before stopping for lunch at the Table Rock Restaurant.
From a Marketwire press release:
The Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism), along with Dean Allison, Member of Parliament for Niagara West–Glanbrook, today greeted officials from the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) during their visit to Niagara Falls, Ontario.
“I am thrilled to welcome the Chinese delegation to Canada,” said Minister of State Moore. “I am also glad to be able to show them some of what makes Canada a wonderful destination for our Chinese friends.”
While meeting with the CNTA delegates, the Minister of State spoke about the importance of the arrival of the first official tour groups from China last week.
“With last week’s arrival of over 350 Chinese leisure travellers, Canadian tourism has taken a step forward in terms of competing on the world stage,” noted Minister of State Moore.