Guizhou's Xingyi is the permanent venue of the international conference of MTOS, which is currently China's only national conference themed around mountain tourism. [Photo/gog.cn]
The 2019 International Conference of Mountain Tourism and Outdoor Sports (MTOS) was held in Xingyi, Qianxinan Bouyei and Miao autonomous prefecture, Southwest China's Guizhou province from Oct 29 to 30.
During the conference, 55 activities including a sports equipment expo, a national intangible cultural heritages show, as well as competitions in cycling, hiking, hot air balloons, camping, fishing, and rock-climbing were organized.
Ten standards for Guizhou's mountain tourism involving karst cave tourism, bike path quality, footpath levels, public service facility construction, holiday resort levels, sightseeing bus service, vehicle campsites, hot springs tourism, culture-themed hotels, and buffets at star grade hotels were released at the opening ceremony of the conference.
Guizhou is an ideal place to develop mountain tourism and outdoor sports due to its mountainous landscape, fresh air, cool weather, well-protected environment, and beautiful scenery.
As the only national level conference with a theme of mountain tourism in China, the conference is expected to enhance Guizhou's efforts in integrating mountain tourism with poverty alleviation, as well as exchange with other countries.