The Second International Rural Tourism Conference

The Second International Rural Tourism Conference

The Second International Rural Tourism Conference will take place in Anji County in Huzhou, China from 16 – 18 July 2017. This conference is organized and hosted by Huzhou City in China in collaboration with Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) & UNWTO.

At the Conference, the UNWTO will present the “Report on International Rural Tourism Development: An Asia Pacific Perspective” which was made possible with the support of Huzhou City, and done in partnership with PATA and in collaboration with UNWTO. This report, in celebration of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development as decreed by the UN, presents best practices and successful strategies in rural tourism development throughout Asia and the Pacific. 

The report in conjunction with The Second International Rural Tourism Conference will showcase the power that tourism has to help millions of people escape poverty and improve their livelihoods. Matters relating to  policy, planning, product development and marketing of rural tourism will be elaborated and discussed throughout the three-day conference which will  be of great interest to not only public sector participants but also to private sector tourism stakeholders.

For registration please kindly fill out the below registration form and send it with a copy of your passport to Mr. Huang Wei Hua by 30June 2017


Preliminary Programme

Registration Form

Accommodation Information

Hotel Reservation Form

Contact information:

UNWTO Secretariat

Mr. Omar Nawaz 
UNWTO Regional Program for Asia and the Pacific

Host Country

Mr. Huang Wei Hua 
Huzhou Municipal Tourism Committee 


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