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Chinese tourism delegates to attend travel seminar

By Shelley Shan  /  STAFF REPORTER

Chinese National Tourism Administration Director Shao Qi-wei (邵琪偉) will lead a group of 450 delegates to attend a two-day cross-strait travel seminar in Taiwan that opens on Thursday.

This will be the first time the seminar has been in Taiwan in its 11-year history. Taiwan’s Travel Quality Assurance Association is organizing the event.

30 PROVINCES

The delegates come from 30 provinces in China, including those that were just opened to cross-strait tourism this month.

However, no one from Hubei Province will attend because their group will come next month.

The Chinese delegation is scheduled to arrive tomorrow and attend the seminar on Thursday and Friday.

Shao will stay for just four days before returning to China.

The rest of the delegates will spend four more days in Taiwan and National Tourism Administration Deputy Director Du Jiang (杜江) will take over as group leader.

GOLF COURSES

Fifty of the delegates have been commissioned to examine golf courses nationwide to help arrange golf tours in the future.

Roget Hsu (?y), secretary-general of the Travel Agent Association of Taiwan, said delegates will be divided into two groups and would tour both the east and west coasts.

The tours would help the visitors design trips that are different from the typical around-the-nation packages offered now, he said.

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