Advanced Seminar on Ability Enhancement of Tourism Data and Tourism Statistics Personnel Held in Beijing _China Tourism Academy
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Advanced Seminar on Ability Enhancement of Tourism Data and Tourism Statistics Personnel Held in Beijing

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On June 19, jointly hosted by the Department of Personnel of China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) and the National Tourism Data Center (NTDC), the Advanced Seminar on Ability Enhancement of Tourism Data and Tourism Statistics Personnel was Held in Beijing. Presentations were given by VIP attendees including Director Miu Muyang and Deputy Director Yu Changguo of the Personnel Department of CNTA, Dai Bin, Director of NTDC and President of China Tourism Academy, and Liang Baojun, General Manager of the Government and Enterprise Clients Affairs Department of China Telecom Group. Other attendees were from tourism industry, academia, government, and media.



In his presentation, Director Miu stated that CNTA specially initiated the “Tourism Data and Tourism Statistics Personnel Training Program” in the planning of ten thousand tourism talents, because CNTA leaders attached great importance to the work of tourism data and tourism statistics, and this was required by the implementation of the “515 Strategy” and CNTA Chairman Li Jinzao’s direction on tourism data personnel development. He expressed his hope that the attendees could strengthen exchanges and discussions and learn from each other in practice.  



Dai Bin stated in his presentation that the traditional way of tourism statistics no longer met the requirements of current tourism statistics and data; tourism development needed statistics revolution; change should be made on tourism statistics organization, survey and research methods, the non-statistics data should be explored, sorted out, processed, and produced so as to continuously improve the timeliness and accuracy; tourism big data should be also visible, the illustrated interfaces should look friendly, the language should be lively, so that the data could be expressly displayed to public; tourism big data should be also useful in practice of tourism industry, and meet the requirements of government’s decision-making, tourism industry development, and people’s travel. 



This seminar lasted five days, from June 19 to 23. There were expert’s lectures, discussions on special topics, visit and exploration, and on-site teaching, etc. President Dai Bin, Dr. Tang Xiaoyun of NTDC, and other famous experts and scholars were invited to give lectures. The contents covered thinking and practice of the data center building, tourism statistics theory, methodological framework of tourism satellite account, method for measuring tourism economic contribution, and tourism big data exploration practice, etc. One hundred tourism statisticians from tourism administrations at provincial level attended the Seminar.  

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