Last week in Kyiv was dedicated to fairs. First, the 27th International Medical Exhibition “Public Health” was held at the International Exhibition Center in Brovarsky Prospect, and already on the next day the 24th Ukraine International Travel Market (UITM 2017), the largest event of this sort in the Ukraine, was launched in the same hall.
IFTM TOP RESA, the largest event intended for the tourism industry to take place in France, wrapped up in Paris. Exhibitors from all over the world gathered in hall no. 1 at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. More than 500 travel agencies, airlines, hotels, resorts, and agencies included the Polish Tourism Organisation International Centre in Paris with a stand displaying Polish tourism industry representatives active in the French market.
Celebrations of World Tourism Day, held in Cieszyn on 21 September, were attended by Robert Andrzejczyk, President of the Polish Tourism Organisation (Polska Organizacja Turystyczna - POT). On the same day the Ministry of Sport and Tourism together with POT, the Municipal Office in Cieszyn, the Association of Development and Regional Co-operation “Olza”, and Tauron Ciepło Co. Ltd. conducted a conference on “The tourism brand – the foundation of effective regional and national promotion”.
This year’s Polish Congress Ambassadors Gala took place on 14 September 2017 at the ICE Kraków Congress Centre. Honorary Polish Congress Ambassadors were joined by 17 persons, mainly representatives of science, who contributed to the development of the meetings industry in Poland. The gala ceremony was an occasion for holding a meeting between the Ambassadors and jury members, program organisers and meetings industry professionals.
According to data of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and Poland’s Central Statistical Office 91,885 Chinese tourists visited Poland in 2016. The development of bilateral relations, Polish tourist highlights, the potential of the Chinese tourism market, and the opportunities of building relations in the field of sport were all discussed during a meeting between Minister Witold Bańka and representatives of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China, which was held at the Ministry’s seat on 19 September.