Intl sports conference comes to Qianxinan

Updated: 2017-07-27

The 2017 International Conference of Mountain Tourism and Outdoor Sports will be held in Xingyi, Qianxinan Bouyei and Miao autonomous prefecture, from Aug 15 to 16. An official announcement was made at a press conference in Beijing on July 21. 

More than 1,200 athletes and visitors from 29 countries and regions will participate in the event which will offer activities including hiking, a dragon dance competition and rally races for attendees to enjoy.

The prefecture will host 11 main activities, and other cities in Guizhou province will host a series of activities to gain popularity from the conference.

As China's only State-level outdoor sports conference, the event aims to promote the sustainable development of mountain tourism, and encourage cooperation within the industry to alleviate regional poverty through tourism. 

Qianxinan is located at the intersection of Guizhou province, Yunnan province and the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. It boasts unique karst landforms, among other rich landscapes including plateaus, waterfalls, gorges and mountains. The region is highly suitable for hosting outdoor sports activities.


A press conference for the 2017 International Conference of Mountain Tourism and Outdoor Sports is held in Beijing on July 21. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]