‘International Mountain Tourism and Outdoor Sports’ conference
Prim. Vlasta Brozičević, MD has been staying in China for the past week in order to participate, as a member of the Council, at the 1st annual International Mountain Tourism Alliance (IMTA). Dr. Brozičević also received the acknowledgment for contributing to the work of the assembly as well as presenting a new concept of health tourism.
The 2017 International Mountain Tourism and Outdoor Sports Conference kicked off in Xingyi, on August 16, 2017.
The event was expected to attract over 1,200 government officials and business executives as well as influencers and experts across the worlds of mountain travel and outdoor sports from 29 countries and regions worldwide. The conference, with the tagline “promoting harmony between man and nature as well as healthy lifestyles” hosted over 20 international mountain sports events, including hiking, a fire balloon event hosted by the Chinese Balloon Club League, the China Rally Championship, a camping event, a cycling competition, a cross-country running competition and a mountain sport challenge.
In addition, a series of meetings and seminars directed to the travel industry were held during the event, including the first annual forum of the International Mountain Tourism Alliance (IMTA) and the Green Development and Mountain Travel seminar that brought together a number of journalists and leaders from international chambers of commerce.
IMTA is an international organization established with the approval of the State Council of China, comprising 111 groups and individuals from 26 countries and regions across five continents, with former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin currently serving as chairman.