1st Beijing International Health Tourism Expo(HTE), held in Beijing between December 15 and 17, 2017, had turned out to be a successful debut, not only earning high praise among travel-related authorities and businesses, also enhancing health-tourism exchanges and partnership in China and abroad. This expo was organized by Beijing Sunny International Communications Ltd and under supervision of several national authorities as follows: three departments of China National Tourism Administration (currently Ministry of Tourism & Culture of People’s Republic of China), namely Department of Tourism Promotion & International Cooperation, Department of Planning & Finance and Department of Affairs on Tourism of Hong Kong, Macao & Taiwan; Department of Planning & Information, National Health Commission; and Department of International Cooperation, State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Beijing International Health Tourism Expo 2018 is scheduled to take place at National Agricultural Exhibition Center, from September 7 to 9, 2018, with a total area of exhibition covering around 13,000 square kilometers and the number of booths expected to reach around 600. This session, which will highlight “Tourism + Healthcare” and bring together health tourism-related organizations and businesses, is designed to present all exhibitors with the latest panorama of health tourism showcasing tourism destinations, medical tourism, holiday resorts, health-tourism towns, hot springs, airlines and tour operators, etc.
The 3-day HTE consists of Trade Mart and Public Visit, thereby catering to different visitors’ needs. For Trade Mart, the Organizing Committee is to set up Buyer & Seller Negotiation Area, at which high-end sellers from China and overseas can engage in face-to-face exchange with exhibitors. 2018 HTE will kick off with Health Tourism Forum, through which, officials from tourist and medical authorities and health tourism-related experts or scholars can have in-depth discussion on key issues and share different ideas in this regard.