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Tourism Recovery Action Online Summit

On 21 February, Dragon Trail Interactive will hold the Tourism Recovery Action Online Summit. This Chinese-language online event will help attendees navigate the coronavirus crisis with insights and advice from leading travel industry professionals.

Event details

Date: Friday, 21 February

Time: 9:30am-3:30pm (Beijing time, GMT+8)

Type of Event: Summit

Speaker: George Cao

In 2003, SARS upended global travel and kept people indoors. During Chinese New Year 2020, the spread of the novel coronavirus in China has created significant challenges for the global tourism industry and especially for the Chinese travel trade.

While the public health and travel situation are still unfolding, tourism brands and businesses need to start thinking about a recovery plan now, in order to support industry partners in China and be ready for the inevitable bounce back. To help facilitate this, Dragon Trail Interactive will hold an online summit, Tourism Recovery Action Online Summit, on February 21. This event will help attendees develop plans and strategies for getting through this difficult time by sharing insights and experience from leading travel professionals.

The summit will be held in Mandarin and is accessible via WeChat. Anyone in the tourism industry is warmly invited to join, including travel agents from both traditional agencies and OTAs, tour operators, travel media, suppliers, tourism boards, cruise lines, hotels, and other tourism businesses.

This summit is hosted by Dragon Trail Interactive, through its CTA Live and TNTM platforms.


09:40–09:50 Opening remarks by organizer

09:50–10:30 Looking back at SARS, how they passed through the crisis

09:50–10:30 Panel discussion and Q&A: What can we do to get through the suspension?

Panel discussion 1: Tourism Recovery Action — Policy

Panel discussion 2: Tourism Recovery Action — Outbound

Panel discussion 3: Tourism Recovery Action — Cruises

14:00-14:45 Lifting the travel ban: who will emerge as a dark horse?

14:45-15:30 Responding to the crisis: Success stories from other countries


Xiao’an Wei, Chief Expert of World Tourism Cities Federation

Bin Feng, Founder and Chairman of UTour Group

Han Yan, Deputy Secretary General of World Tourism Cities Federation

Kate Chang, Regional Director of China for the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board

Chunmei Li, Chief Representative of Visit Sweden in China

Najia Gao, Chairman of America Int’l Travel Services Inc.

Dr. Zinan Liu, President of China and North Asia Pacific Region of Royal Caribbean International

Ruiling Huang, President of MSC Cruises China

Yong He, CEO of HCG Travel Group

Yun Cai, Co-founder of Unique Way

Sveinn Birkir, Director Of Communications, Íslandsstofa – Promote Iceland

Roy Kriezman, Consul, Tourism Affairs, China, Israel Ministry of Tourism

Mansoor Mohamed, Hub Head Asia Pacific, South African Tourism

George Cao, CEO & Co-founder of Dragon Trail Interactive

Susan Li, Content Director of Dragon Trail Interactive

Scan the QR code below to join the summit WeChat group and register for the summit

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