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IFT to help train Zhangjiakou tourism professionals for Winter Olympics

Signing ceremony

中文摘要 / Summary in Chinese

IFT is to contribute to the training of tourism professionals in the city of Zhangjiakou, in the Mainland Chinese province of Hebei. The planned collaboration is the result of a letter of intent on cooperation, signed on 22 July by representatives of the Institute and the Zhangjiakou Bureau of Culture, Radio, Television and Tourism.

The 2-year agreement will see IFT train tourism workers in Zhangjiakou, to support the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Some Olympic Games events will be held in Zhangjiakou and some in Beijing.

The professionals to be trained by IFT include tourism management officials, travel agency representatives, employees of hospitality establishments and staff at tourist attractions. The training is to take place in Zhangjiakou and at the IFT facilities in Macao.

IFT Vice-President Ms. Florence Ian represented the Institute at the signing of the letter of intent at a ceremony held in Hebei. Macao Chief Executive Dr. Chui Sai On, the Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR Dr. Fu Ziying, Deputy Governor of Hebei Province Ms. Xia Yanjun, and the Secretary of the CPC Zhangjiakou Municipal Committee Mr. Hui Jian witnessed the signing.

Ms. Ian told reporters at the signing ceremony: “It is an honour to have the opportunity to participate in our nation’s preparation for the Winter Olympics. We will use our strengths to cooperate with the host city to further improve tourism services.”