On April 16, the 4th member representative convention of Tourism Education Branch of Zhejiang Province Tourism Association was held in TCZJ. Many dignitaries from Zhejiang Province including Xu Peng, Deputy Director of Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, Chen Miaolin, President of Zhejiang Province Tourism Association, Wei Guotan, Secretary of the Party Committee of TCZJ, and relevant leaders in charge attended this convention, chaired by Yang Hairu, Principal of Ningbo Dongqian Lake Tourism School.
Xu Peng, on behalf of the Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, congratulated the establishment of the new council. He said that the new council will thoroughly implement the spirit of the eighth plenary session of the 14th Provincial Party Committee, improve its position, take a long-term view, and actively integrate into the new development pattern. He offered three of his wishes: Keep track of the general trend of cultural and tourism integration and solve the problem of the disconnection between talent training and industry needs; aim at the latest technology development, and set up a new tourism innovation prospects; make efforts to establish a high-level tourism education branch with distinctive Zhejiang Province characteristics.
Chen Miaolin, President of Zhejiang Province Tourism Association, emphasized three points: focus on management and improve the level; create a brand, improve the quality; seek cooperation and expand influence.
Wei Guotan, Secretary of the Party Committee of TCZJ, introduced briefly TCZJ’s establishment and related promotion of tourism education. He said TCZJ as a membership unit will unite and lead the members of the branch, continue to effectively enhance the adaptability of tourism education, cultivate more high-quality tourism talents that meet the needs of tourism companies and society, and contribute to the healthy development of Zhejiang's tourism industry.