STATEMENT: The International Mountain Tourism Alliance has elected a new board and leadership

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STATEMENT: The International Mountain Tourism Alliance has elected a new board and leadership

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GUIYANG, China, Dec. 30, 2022/PRNewswire/ -- The second General Assembly of the International Mountain Tourism Alliance (IMTA) was successfully held on December 27. 138 members from the five continents gathered by videoconference. The IMTA leaders reviewed the five years of work and proposed the development goals for the next four years and the work plan for 2023. The assembly deliberated and adopted the amendment note of the Statutes of the International Mountain and Tourism Alliance other related matters.

The assembly elected the second council and leadership by secret ballot. Dominique de Villepin was re-elected as IMTA President, He Yafei as Vice President and Secretary General, Pansy Ho as Vice President, and Fu Yingchun as Vice President and Executive Secretary General. This is a group of leaders with advanced ideas, professionalism, international vision and wide influence in the national and international industry. In the years to come, they will lead IMTA into a bright future.

The assembly also elected the second Council, made up of 41 members from 22 countries and regions on three continents. Francesco Francalli, Former Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Wei Xiao 'an, Well-known Chinese Tourism Expert, Xu Jing, Former Director of UNWTO Asia Pacific Department, Wu Xiaoli, Deputy Director of UNWTO Information Station Phoenix TV, and Chen Ping, Global Vice President of Internationale Organization Für VOLKSKUNST(IOV), were elected as individual councils. The Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), Doppelmayr Seilbahnen GmbH, Chimelong Group, the Global Tourism Economics Research Center (GTERC) and 32 other institutions were elected as group councils. These senior, competent and experienced individual and group councils with international influence in the tourism industry and related fields will further promote IMTA towards the goal of becoming a world famous platform for mountain tourism and a model of international organization, and build an international tourism organization with reasonable structure, excellent ability, broader vision, courage to develop, unity and cooperation, and trust from IMTA members.

In addition, 19 organizations have joined IMTA as new members, including the International Nordic Walking Association (INWA), the Pichincha Provincial Government of Ecuador and the Gran Canaria Tourism Board of Spain. So far, IMTA's membership has increased from 126 organizations and individuals at the beginning to 194, and the number of member countries and regions has also increased from 29 to 34. Membership has been continuously expanded, and the membership structure and design have been further optimized.

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