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Chinese Friendly International, twin partner of Silk Road Experience Group, receives “Best Partner Award 2018” from WTCF

The WTCF World Tourism Cities Federation, in an event that was attended by the Mayor of Beijing, granted the Best Partner Award to the Sevillian company Chinese Friendly International (CFI) on September 7 within the framework of its annual summit, this time in Qingdao, China.

The WCTF, with its 117 member cities, represents the most important institution in the world related to urban tourism. This recognition, gave in the presence of 500 international delegates, including a delegation from Seville, recognizes the work of CFI in recent years within the WCTF, focused on promoting cultural and tourism relations with China.

CFI intermediated, and made it possible for the city of Seville to enter the WCTF in 2016, participating and collaborating in its annual summits in Morocco, 2015, Qonqing, 2016, Los Angeles, 2017 and Qingdao, 2018.

Among many collaborations, the case of joint the organization of the WCTF, CF and Chinese Friendly Kazakhstan of a conference on Chinese tourism in Central Asia, in Astana 2017, with the participation of UNESCO.

In addition, CFI has actively collaborated with the WCTF, promoting and organizing conferences and contacts, both in Europe, Latin America and Central Asia. These collaborations were reinforced in recent years in a joint effort to develop and promote the enormous opportunities of the Silk Road via Silk Road Experience Group.

The award, collected by the President of Chinese Friendly International, Mr. Kurt Grötsch, has a special relevance if we take into account that it was granted along with other award-winners such as Tencent, the first Internet company in China, WeChat, the platform of the world’s largest communication, SinaWeibo, the “Chinese Twitter”, a social networking website, similar to Facebook and Twitter, UniónPay, the payment card organization in China, and which is the most pay in cash online system used in this country, as well as representative cities such as Toronto, Berlin, Vienna, Los Angeles, Paris and London.

A recognition of the effort and work, as well as its commitment to the high concept of quality of service, of the entire Chinese Friendly International team.