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GOVT OFFICIAL DISCUSSES TOURISM COOPERATION WITH CHINA

 

China has offered to provide language and professional training to Hungarian tourist guides as a means to strengthen tourism between the two countries, the foreign ministry’s state secretary for information and international relations said, after attending a tourism forum organised in Riga for China and 17 central and eastern European nations. Speaking from Riga by phone to MTI, Tamás Menczer noted that the number of Chinese tourists visiting Hungary last year was over 250,000, marking a six-fold increase since 2010. Chinese investments in Hungary have reached 4.5 billion dollars, and Hungary exports to the PRC are at 2.3 billion dollars, he added. Menczer held bilateral talks with Chinese Tourism and Culture Minister Luo Shugang and Latvian Foreign Affairs State Secretary Andris Pelss.