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HAITC celebrates World Tourism Day

Updated: Oct 8, 2021

The HNU-ASU Joint International Tourism College of Hainan University (HAITC) celebrated World Tourism Day from Sept 27 to 28.

The day aims at fostering awareness of the social, cultural, political and economic value of tourism, as well as its contribution to realizing the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) designated “tourism for inclusive growth” as the theme of the day.

HAITC’ s celebration intends to deepen understanding of the tourism industry and the day, as well as build Hainan province into an international tourism island under the policies of the Hainan Free Trade Port.

Staff and students of the college sent video greetings from famous scenic spots around the world, which HAITC used to make a short film titled “Join Us”.


Ma Yixiao, a HAITC student, shares her understanding of World Tourism Day in a letter.


HAITC teachers and students make short videos to celebrate World Tourism Day.

HAITC students prepared a virtual orientation tour, showing their campus to the world through livestreaming on Sept 27. They also distributed postcards with the president’s message so as to popularize the day and attract more people to participate.


HAITCers distribute postcards with the president’s message on campus.

The college hosted a thematic photography competition on Sept 28. One hundred and fifty photo taken by HAITC students that embodied natural beauty and cultural customs were exhibited on campus. The top 20 photos were displayed in HAITC COFFEE and the top three winners were recognized.



Photos taken by HAITC students are exhibited on campus. 


Zheng Shuyuan’s photo of the Lincoln Memorial wins first prize.


Wang Xiangyu’s picture, which captured a ripple on a lake, wins second prize.


Zhang Jiawen’s work showing the nighttime scenery of a Chinese canal town takes third prize.

The college also organized an English tourism knowledge contest. 





HAITC teachers present awards to the winners of the knowledge contest and the photography competition.


Staff workers and students attend the World Tourism Day celebration.

The activities helped HAITCers better understand the significance of tourism and created stronger friendships among each other. The college will continue to uphold the spirit of “tourism for inclusive growth” to promote World Tourism Day.