Source： | Date：2020-08-20
World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF), voluntarily formed by famous tourism cities and tourism-related institutions in the world under the initiative of Beijing, is the world’s first international tourism organization focusing on cities. It is headquartered in Beijing, and Chinese and English are its official languages. Starting with 58 founding members, WTCF has now grown into an international tourism organization with a total of 223 members, which covers 75 countries and regions, including 148 city members, 75 institutional members and 6 branches.
Guided by the core vision of Better City Life through Tourism, WTCF holds the famous world tourism brand event Fragrant Hills Tourism Summits annually. It constructs a platform for its members to exchange experience, reinforce cooperation and build consensus. Since 2012, WTCF has hosted eight Fragrant Hills Tourism Summits successively in Bejing (China), Rabat (Morocco), Fès (Morocco), Chongqing (China), Los Angeles (USA), Qingdao (China) and Helsinki (Finland).
WTCF also holds regional conferences, forums, and investment and trade fairs every year. So far, in Asia-Pacific, Africa, Latin America, Europe and Central Asia, WTCF has held regional conferences and a series of trade fairs, with venue located in Penang (Malaysia), Casablanca (Morocco), Bogota (Columbia), Seville (Spain), Panama City (Panama), Samarkand (Uzbekistan), which fully enhances the global influence of WTCF.