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Minister calls for better study of tourist industry

Updated: Apr 28,2019 3:57 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — Luo Shugang, minister of culture and tourism, has called for greater efforts in theoretical study and academic exchanges regarding the tourist industry.

Noting that the tourist industry has become an important component in China’s economic and social development, Luo said the research of the subject and advice for policy-making in this regard have effectively supported the development of the industry, according to a report in the China Culture Daily earlier this week.

Luo made the remarks at the China Tourism Academy Summit 2019, which was themed tourism theory and discipline development under the background of culture and tourism integration.

The meeting was attended by over 500 officials, scholars and businesspeople in this sector.

During the meeting, events were also held where relevant research institutes, media organizations and companies discussed cooperation and signed contracts.