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UNWTO looks to “Re-write tourism history” at official re-opening of China

Leading a high-level delegation to the city of Hangzhou to join in the official re-opening, UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, warmly welcomed the lifting of travel restrictions as a major boost to economic growth and social opportunity both in Asia and the Pacific and globally. According to UNWTO data, the pandemic cost destinations worldwide a combined US$270 billion in Chinese outbound tourist spending in 2020 and 2021 alone. The re-opening of borders therefore represents “the moment the world has been waiting for”, Mr Pololikashvili noted.

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China becomes global trailblazer in wetland conservation with dynamic legislative

Walking through the city’s flagship East Lake National Wetland Park in Central China’s Wuhan, water and sky merge in muted colors, punctuated by fir trees on which hundreds of rare species of pelican crowd “painting” the tree branch snowy white with their droppings. This would have been an unimaginable scene just a decade ago due to rampant industrial pollution and environmental overexploitation.

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