Events

The programme of 2018 EU-China Tourism Year foresees numerous events including high-level political conferences, business summits as well as b2b matchmaking workshops for tourism operators, but also webinars and public events attractive to Chinese visitors and investors.

If your organization plans an initiative that is relevant to the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year, please fill in the online form here for it to appear on this website for extra visibility.

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June 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Valletta 2018: Wave of Music

Valletta, Malta

2018 European Capital of Culture, Valletta invites Chinese and other international visitors to a large scale music performance called "Mewġa Mużika" (eng. Wave of Music) in which thousands of local Maltese people gather to create music together.

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July 9, 2018 - September 30, 2018

2018 Hangzhou Southern Song Dynasty Festival

Hangzhou, China

Lin'an (Hangzhou) was fixed as Southern Song capital city. and had functioned as the imperial city for about 150 years. 2018 is 880th anniversary that Hangzhou performed as the capitai city of the Southern Song dynasty.

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July 16, 2018 - October 14, 2018

BRIC-à-brac | The Jumble of Growth | 另一种选择

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BRIC-à-brac | The Jumble of Growth | 另一种选择, a contemporary art exhibition presented by Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea and curated by Gerardo Mosquera and Huang Du 黄笃

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August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018

EU-China Music Camp

Various Locations, China

Event bringing together musicians from the European Youth Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphony. Expression of cultural diplomacy and way to build bridges between peoples.

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August 4, 2018 - August 18, 2018

Mini-Europe ‘By Night’

Brussels, Belgium

An enchanting light and sound show in the colours of China. Every Saturday from 4 to 18 August, Mini-Europe will stage an impressive light and sound show for its visitors.

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September 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018

2018 European Union Film Festival in China

Various Locations, China

Featuring award-winning feature films and shorts from EU Member States screened in theaters, cultural centers and universities. Expression of cultural diplomacy and way to build bridges between peoples.

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Florence

September 6, 2018 - September 6, 2018

EU-China Connectivity Summit

Florence, Italy

Within the framework of the EU-China Tourism Year 2018, ETC together with the Italian Government Tourist Board (ENIT) and Toscana Promozione Turistica is organising the EU-China Connectivity Summit ‘EU-China Air Connectivity: Challenges and Opportunities’, an event which will gather representatives of the public and private sector with a strong focus on air connectivity with China in particular.

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September 7, 2018 - September 9, 2018

CITIE 2018

Guangdong, China

The perfecting meeting place with Guangdong and Southern Chinese tourism market

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September 15, 2018 - September 15, 2018

China Festival in Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf, Germany

China Festival around Düsseldorf's Town Hall. Programme including music, dancing, artistry and many other activities.

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September 19, 2018 - September 22, 2018

Austrian country pavilion at the World Winter Sports (Beijing) Expo 2018

Beijin, China

The World Winter Sports Expo will be for the third time in Beijing’s China National Convention Center. Austrian tourism destinations and companies from the winter sports sector will be highly visible with Austria being next year’s “Guest of Honour Country” in the Expo. The pavilion will showcase some of the Alps most famous winter tourism destination, top quality outdoor equipment as well as high-tech solution for ski resorts.

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September 26, 2018 - October 5, 2018

Greater Copenhagen @ Beijing Design Week

Beijing, China

Greater Copenhagen is the official guest city of the Beijing Design Week 2018. Talks, workshops and special events to present Danish design, focusing on urban design and exploring the theme liveable cities.

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September 27, 2018 - October 4, 2018

Nice International Carnival in Ningbo

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organization of a mix of the Nice Carnival (France) and viareggio carnival (Italy) in the city of Ningbo. parades during event days.

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October 1, 2018 - October 1, 2018

EU-China High Level Conference on World Heritage

Paris, France

Forum exploring new models for collaboration between Europe and China focused on World Heritage. Showcasing the EU co-funded UNESCO / National Geographic "World Heritage Journeys in the EU" project. Conference at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, followed by an evening event in Versailles with the support of French authorities.

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October 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018

High Level Academic Conference on EU-China Tourism

Paris, France

Hosted and co-organized by the Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University together with Metropolitan University of Budapest, Mid Sweden University and the EU-Asia Centre.

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October 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Online Training 2018

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An online training program opens for Chinese travel agencies, OTAs and end users, which is available through WeChat Channel.

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Druskininkai

October 3, 2018 - October 5, 2018

6TH EUROPEAN CONGRESS ON RURAL TOURISM

Druskininkai, Lithuania

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October 5, 2018 - October 14, 2018

Festival of Lights Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Enjoy breathtaking 3D Video Mappings, amazing large scale projections and free standing light art sculptures during 10 Festival evenings. The cradle of Berlin, the Nikolai quarter will be presented completely in a Chinese robe!

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October 10, 2018 - October 10, 2018

EU-China Business Matchmaking @ Baltic Connecting '18

TBD, Lithuania

B2B matchmaking meetings between EU and Chinese tourism operators take place at this forum focused on tourism opportunities in three Baltic countries (Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia).

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October 23, 2018 - October 24, 2018

EU guest of honour at Global Tourism Economy Forum

Macao, China

On the occasion of the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year, the Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) has made the EU its official partner destination. The EU event at GTEF is co-organised with the European Travel Commission and UNESCO (World Heritage journeys in the EU).

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October 23, 2018 - October 24, 2018

Macau – Partnerships in European Tourism

Macau, China

Macau is located in the Guangdong province, on the western bank of the Pearl River Delta. Macau’s economy is closely linked to that of Hong Kong and the Guangdong Province, in particular the Pearl River Delta region, which qualifies as one of Asia’s “little tigers”. Since its establishment as a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China in 1999, Macao has undergone a remarkable transformation in the tourism arena. Apply to the Macau event and engage with the Chinese market to promote, develop or exchange your offer – targeting the rich markets of the greater bay area and the centres of Macau, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou.

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November 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Santa Claus's Tour in China

Various Locations, China

Visit Finland together with its partners brings Santa Claus to the major events in China (such as fairs and PR events) in such places as Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing etc.

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November 1, 2018 - November 2, 2018

London – Partnerships in European Tourism

London, United Kingdom

Engage with the Chinese and American markets to promote, develop or exchange your offer. European lifestyle and culture are the principal draw for clients to come to Europe from around the world. For the customer, it defines Europe. Western culture and lifestyle has its roots in Europe, and still influences how the world thinks and behaves. For most of the world this is a manifestly European phenomenon. Viewed from Asia or America, the similarities between the various individual cultures of Europe are far more striking than the differences. This is most obvious in the physical remains that define what Europe is for visitors. Architectural styles, from classical antiquity, gothic churches, Renaissance and Baroque palaces to Modernism, were international.

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November 9, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Souvenir de Voyage

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'Souvenir de Voyage' is a sort of experience that wants to take back the real meaning of "souvenir" from the cheap mass product. The project focalises on the real value of travelling between Europe and China taking back a piece of culture. Photographs taken during 19th-century Grand Tours, early 20th-century guidebooks for travellers, travel diaries, a series of advertisements ranging from artistic illustration to kitsch, the irony of Pop Art, the contemporary languages of video and installation. These are just some of the surprises in store in an exhibition which seeks to understand how the way we travel has changed under the impetus of globalization and the mass post-modern world.

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November 9, 2018 - January 6, 2019

2018 Chinese Lantern Festival

Rome, Italy

The great Chinese Lantern Festival is for the first time in the Eternal City. In this occasion, the large buildings realized in various translucent materials, for give the idea of “made of lights” will have the opportunity to start a strong dialogue with the ancient roman and the baroque breathless masterpieces of Rome. With its 25.000 sqm. the Festival will be a real permanent installation of two months, a meeting point for culture, business and social aims. The Festival is promoted in association with Overseas Investment Union of the Investment Association of China | Italy Office.

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GNTB

November 12, 2018 - November 16, 2018

China Gateway Roadshow 2018

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B2B matchmaking meetings between Chinese tourism buyers in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Guangzhou and their German sellers.

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November 15, 2018 - November 20, 2018

Official Closing of EU-China Tourism Year

Xi’an, China

Official Closing of the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year co-organised and hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People's Republic of China

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November 16, 2018 - November 16, 2018

Shanghai – Partnerships in European Tourism

Shanghai, China

The influence of film and TV is especially pronounced in the Chinese market. Analysis of online activity among Chinese visitors by the European Travel Commission demonstrates that film and TV shows drive travel decisions, with Chinese reality television shows and film playing a crucial role in influencing outbound travel destinations. Countries such as Thailand have enjoyed dramatic boosts from Chinese visitors as a result of featuring in film, in this instance, Lost in Thailand. Elsewhere, the influence of Chinese reality TV has also viewers to Dubai, in response to shows such as Divas Hit The Road and The Amazing Race.

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November 28, 2018 - December 1, 2018

Chengdu – Partnerships in European Tourism

Chengdu, China

According to the 2012 World Tourism Organization and European Travel Commission Report Understanding Chinese Outbound Tourism What the Chinese Blogosphere is Saying about Europe, many Chinese couples who married in the 1990s and 2000s did not have the chance to go on a honeymoon. Now, with greater economic prosperity, they want to make up for lost opportunities. Going on a ‘make up honeymoon’ has become common even a decade or more after the actual wedding. Europe scores high on the list of destinations, with Greece, Italy, France and Turkey at the top. Photography is a central aspect of honeymoon travel, with Chinese couples prepared to invest large sums of money capturing memories and creating a storyline around their relationship.

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November 30, 2018 - December 2, 2018

Rome Museum Exhibition

Rome, Italy

The focus of the exhibition will lie on Museum services and technologies in which the event will offer an original perspective on the interaction between culture and tourism where China takes advantage of the experience in the preservation and valorisation of the cultural heritage in the EU.

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August 3, 2018 - August 5, 2018

Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018: Tall Ship Races & The Sea!

Harlingen, Netherlands

International literature festival "The Sea! The Sea!" taking place in Harlingen, on and around the Wadden Sea, with Tall Ships carrying cargo of literature and poetry. Organized by Leeuwarden, 2018 European Capital of Culture and designed to incite Chinese & other international visitors xxx.

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June 30, 2018 - July 6, 2018

Lithuania’s Centenary Song Celebration 2018 "In the Name of…"

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The Song Celebration 2018, called Lithuanian Art Olympics with more than 40 000 singers and dancers, will take place in Lithuanian capital city Vilnius, 30 June – 6 July. A cultural phenomenon attracting Chinese and other international visitors.

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June 16, 2018 - June 16, 2018

Bulgarian castle welcomes China

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One day event dedicated to 2018 EU CHINA TOURISM YEAR

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June 15, 2018 - June 18, 2018

2018 Wudadao International Photography Biennale

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Photography exhibition organized by the Tianjin local government and European Travel Commission, bringing hundreds of arts of works of Europe and Tianjin together to Minyuan Square Tianjin during the Dragon-boat Festival, the 3-day public holiday.

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June 11, 2018 - June 14, 2018

China Summer Roadshow 2018

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B2B matchmaking meetings between Chinese tourism operators of Shenyang, Qingdao, Wuhan and Changsha and their German counterparts.

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June 7, 2018 - June 7, 2018

Valletta 2018: Pageant of the Seas

Valletta, Malta

Large-scale spectacle of light and fire in the historic Grand Harbour of Valletta, organized by Valletta, 2018 European Capital of Culture. Designed to attract Chinese and other international visitors.

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May 31, 2018 - June 1, 2018

China guest of honour at the European Maritime Day

Burgas, Bulgaria

Conference supported by the EU, including plenary sessions, stakeholder workshops, exhibitions and project presentations. Hosted in Burgas, on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast.

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May 24, 2018 - June 24, 2018

B2B@EUSAIR Forum 2018

Catania, Italy

May 24 2018, Sicindustria and Consorzio Arca, partners of Enterprise Europe Network, organise the B2B @ EUSAIR Forum 2018, involving a Chinese delegation during the EU-China Year, creating new synergies between the EU countries and China.

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May 9, 2018 - May 9, 2018

Chinese pillar of the EU-China Light Bridge

Various Locations, China

The EU pillar of the Light Bridge was built on the occasion of the Lantern Festival at the end of February and beginning of March. Starting with the Brussels Grand Place, around 66 sites in Europe in 18 countries were illuminated in red. The Chinese pillar was built on the occasion of Europe Day on 9 May. More than 30 major sites throughout China participated, including the Great Wall and the Imperial Summer Palace.

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May 5, 2018 - May 5, 2018

Unveiling of Karl Marx Sculpture made by Chinese Artist

Trier, Germanty

Official unveiling of a Karl Marx sculpture created by the Chinese sculptor Wu Weishan and donated to Trier by the People's Republic of China on the occasion of 200th anniversary of Karl Marx.

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May 5, 2018 - May 5, 2018

Schuman Day Celebration

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On Saturday 5 May 2018, the European institutions in Brussels were open to the public.

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May 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018

Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018: Eleven Fountains

Friesland, Netherlands

Unveiling of eleven fountains in the eleven Frisian cities organized by Leeuwarden, 2018 European Capital of Culture. Fountains designed by top international artists including Shen Yuan who. This Chinese artist is the author of the fountain in Hideloopen.

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April 24, 2018 - April 26, 2018

Silk Road Tourism Conference

Dubrovnik, Croatia

The conference aim is to increase the number of Chinese tourists in Croatia and the region, and to better introduce local tourism capacities and offer to Chinese investors.

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April 16, 2018 - April 18, 2018

EU-China Business Matchmaking @ COTTM

Beijing, China

B2B matchmaking meetings financed by the EU (Partnerships in European Tourism project) between EU and Chinese tourism operators at the "China Outbound Travel & Tourism Market" (COTTM).

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April 12, 2018 - April 14, 2018

TRAVELFEST & TRAVELCON 2018

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TRAVELFEST is a tourism expo organised every year in South Bohemia, Czech Republic. Travelfest creates the opportunity for travellers, holiday lovers, lovers of cultural events and anyone looking for new ideas on where to travel to meet. The expo includes a travel conference (TRAVELCON 2018) and a food festival (GASTROFEST JARO).

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April 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018

EU-China Literary Festival

Various Locations, China

Event bringing together authors from the European Union and China to celebrate literature, culture and ideas, including the traveling theme. Expression of cultural diplomacy and way to build bridges between people.

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March 24, 2018 - March 24, 2018

BMT 2018 – Company mission

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S.I. IMPRESA, Special Agency of Naples Chamber of Commerce, within the activities of Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), on the occasion of the BMT 2018 touristic fair will organize a Company Mission with b2b meetings dedicated to 2 extra EU Countries: China and USA: Italian companies will meet buyers from China and USA in order to find new business opportunities.

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March 17, 2018 - March 17, 2018

Marking St. Patrick's Day in China

Various Locations, China

On this day St. Patrick's celebration and Ireland is marked in China since its several iconic landmarks light up green. The list of the participating icons of China will be confirmed in the beginning of 2018.

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March 9, 2018 - March 9, 2018

Chinese lanterns and chinese masks in Dinant

Dinant, Belgium

From March 9th to April 2nd, the City Hall of Dinant will host an exhibition of chinese masks worned by well-known (local, but not only) figures. It goes, fort example, from a local artist to a former belgian minister. Dinant will also host huge chinese lanterns, thanks to the Chinese Embassy in Brussels, from March 9th to April 2nd.

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March 7, 2018 - March 11, 2018

EU-China Business Matchmaking @ ITB Berlin

Berlin, Germany

B2B matchmaking meetings financed by the EU (Partnerships in European Tourism project) between EU and Chinese tourism operators at ITB Berlin 2018,one of the world's leading travel trade show.

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March 6, 2018 - March 6, 2018

Conference on Europe’s Culture and Water Routes for the Chinese and US market

Berlin, Germany

Partnerships in European Tourism (PET) is an EU initiative aimed at supporting EU tourism businesses and operators wishing to expand their businesses into the Chinese and US markets. The programme offers the opportunity to learn about and directly engage with the Chinese and US markets at a series of in-market and European-based events. Partnerships in European Tourism – Berlin will focus on the Chinese and US markets and Europe’s Culture, Pan European Itineraries – Water Routes and Group Tourism. The conference takes place on the eve of ITB Berlin.

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March 3, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Teatro Massimo

Palermo, Italy

The Massimo theatre, the largest theatre in Italy, was floodlit in red light on the night of March 3rd. The local Chinese community together with Mayor Leoluca Orlando and Theatre CEO Francesco Giambrone celebrated by launching red sky lanterns into the night sky. 

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March 3, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Budapest celebrates EU-China Tourism Year – Hotel Gellért

Budapest, Hungary

Hungary joined the EU-China Light Bridge by illuminating and light painting the front of Hotel Gellért in Budapest close to the bridgehead of Szabadság Bridge.

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March 3, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Bekecs Lookout Tower

Bekecs, Hungary

The lookout tower was illuminated with Chinese lanterns. Additionally, a folk music concert from Parapács band was held in Bekecs, Tokaj-Hegyalja, the famous Hungarian wine region which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

EU-China Light Bridge

Various Locations, Europe

Various iconic landmarks buildings and sites throughout the EU illuminated in red with golden stars on the occasion of the Chinese Lantern Festival, to build a bridge of light with China.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Banská Štiavnica in red

Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia

The city of Banská Štiavnica hosted a photo exhibition titled Chinesse Story - The Silk Road displayed in the premises of the Akademik Cinema on Holy Trinity Square. The New Castle and the Old Castle, the most characteristic structures of Banská Štiavnica, were illuminated in red.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Stari Grad Plain

Stari Grad, Croatia

The three main crossings of the paths in the Stari Grad Plain were illuminated with Chinese red lights.

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March 2, 2018 - March 2, 2018

Porte des Bombes

Floriana, Malta

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Le Pont de Lumière – Pont du Gard

Vers-Pont-du-Gard, France

At the heart of the triangle Avignon, Marseille and Montpellier, the Pont du Gard is a major landmark in southern France.

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March 2, 2018 - March 2, 2018

Lantern Festival Celebration at Powerscourt Estate, County Wicklow, Ireland

Wicklow, Ireland

Powerscourt House and Gardens, voted No3 in the World’s Top Ten Gardens by National Geographic, lit up the house and the main statues in red, to celebrate the Chinese New Year and the EU-China Light Bridge inititative.

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March 2, 2018 - March 2, 2018

Great Revelin Tower (Land Gate)

Korčula, Croatia

Celebrating the Lantern Festival in China, the EU-China Light Bridge event took place in Korčula town, Croatia by illuminating the Land Gate tower (Great Revelin tower) at the same time as the exhibition of the books dedicated to Marco Polo and the lecture “Marco Polo’s Links to Korčula“.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

A Light Bridge from Aquileia to China

Aquilea, Italy

The Forum was the central place of the social, commercial and political life in the Roman settlement, a place of meeting for people of different cultures and religions. Remains of the columns can still be seen, together with decorations which were used to convey the vastness of the Roman Empire: Medusa represented the West and Jupiter Ammon, deity beloved by Alexander the Great, represented the East.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

TipsArena

Linz, Austria

The TipsArena Linz is an indoor sports arena, located in Linz, Austria.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Swarovski Crystal Worlds

Wattens, Austria

The Crystal Cloud of the Swarovski Crystal Worlds was illuminated in the colours of the Chinese flag.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

San Marino Light Bridge

San Marino, San Marino

The Government Palace, the Statue of Liberty and the Portal of the border San Marino-Rimini will be illuminated in red on Saturday 2 March, and Sunday 3 March. The event coincides with the celebration of the Lantern Festival in China, symbol of hope and good fortune for the year to come.

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March 2, 2018 - March 4, 2018

Red Romantic Rhine – Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

Koblenz, Germany

The gateways to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley were illuminated in red.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Müpa Budapest

Budapest, Hungary

Müpa Budapest was illuminated in red in the evening on 2 March.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Moorish Castle of Sintra

Sintra, Portugal

On the 2nd and 3rd of March 2018 the Moorish Castle in Sintra, Portugal, celebrated the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year by participating in a bridge of light between Europe and China.

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March 2, 2018 - March 2, 2018

Illuminating Meath

Kells, Ireland

Meath County Council (Ireland) hosted a light event, Illuminating Meath, as part of the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year to coincide with the celebration of the Lantern Festival in China. was illuminated and attendees were invited to participate in traditional Chinese activities.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Durbuy Light Bridge

Durbuy, Belgium

Red lights onto bridges and main buildings all around the municipality, on the famous anticline, in the old streets and the Topiary park, Sound and red fireworks show,

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Dijon Light Bridge

Dijon, France

The city of Dijon (Bourgogne, France) illuminated in red two local landmarks: the Palais des Ducs and the Hotel La Cloche, one the finest buildings in the city.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Design Center Linz

Linz, Austria

The Design Center is considered one of Europe's most attractive event venues in Linz (Austria).

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March 2, 2018 - March 2, 2018

Bucharest National Theater

Bucharest, Romania

The National Theatre in Bucharest presented Romania's contribution to the Light Bridge. For 3 hours two videos were projected onto the landmark, one from Romania and one from China. These videos have both won prizes at the iMapp Festival, one of the biggest video mapping shows in the world, which takes place in Bucharest.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Brucknerhaus Linz

Linz, Austria

The concert and event hall, named after the famous composer Anton Bruckner, impresses with its outstanding architecture and excellent acoustics. The Brucknerhaus is a venue where internationally renowned orchestras, conductors and soloists offer top-class performances. Various orchestras from China e.g. Chengdu City Sinfonieorchester have been performing at the Brucknerhaus Linz. Linz and Chengdu are sister cities and use this network for international cooperations.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Belgrade Bridges

Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade Bridges light installation is a bridge of light between Europe and China. Bridges that represent connections among people, nations and culture, such as the Ada Bridge (Most na Adi), which was illuminated in red to show appreciation towards Chinese people and nation.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Belfast Light Bridge Event

Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast will mark the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year and Light Bridge project by lighting two iconic buildings in the city on 2-3 March 2018.

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March 2, 2018 - March 2, 2018

Aranjuez Cultural Landscape

Aranjuez, Spain

Aranjuez Cultural Landscape joined the Light Bridge initiative proposed by the European Commission and the World heritage Center of UNESCO by lighting in red the main Façade of Saint Anthony’s Church, which is the main building in Saint Anthony’s Square, one of the better examples of Baroque public facilities built in the XVIII century in Europe.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

A Light Bridge from Turin to China

Turin, Italy

Two museums of the City, the Palazzo Madama and MAO Oriental Art Museums were illuminated in red and decorated with red lanterns.

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March 2, 2018 - March 4, 2018

Caserta Royal Palace

Caserta, Italy

The Royal Palace of Caserta featured a nighttime illumination of the building in red and a mapping its façade thanks to the work of lighting designers.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Po Delta Light Bridge

Province of Rovigo, Italy

The Po Delta Light Bridge takes you on a slow tourism experience by bike, across valleys and lagoons, traversing typical bridges and tasting local food and wine products while surrounded by the sunset and the unique sound of nature.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Caves of Han

Han-sur-Lesse, Belgium

In the heart of the world-famous Caves of Han, the immense Hall of the Dome were illuminated to the colors of the Chinese flag, and hosted various festivities, including Chinese dancers and launching of sky lanterns.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Innsbruck Olympic Ski Jump

Innsbruck, Austria

The Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck was illuminated in red on 2nd and 3rd March 2018.

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March 2, 2018 - March 4, 2018

Red Romantic Rhine – Mouse Tower

Bingen, Germany

The gateways to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley were illuminated in red.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Potsdam

Potsdam, Germany

On the 2nd of March 2018, the Old Market of Potsdam was illuminated in red to mark the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Spike Island 'China Lights' Evening

Cork, Ireland

Spike Island, Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction 2017, lit up its star shaped Fort's entrance in the colors of China, red and with yellow stars, to mark the celebration of the EU pillar of the light bridge event.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Tallinn TV Tower

Tallinn, Estonia

The Tallinn TV Tower is the highest building in Estonia and a tourist attraction with the highest open balcony (at 175 m) in northern Europe.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Trsat Castle

Rijeka, Croatia

Unique celebration of the EU-China Tourism Year on the historical Trsat Castle.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Tree of Life Light Bridge

Milan, Italy

The Tree of Life in Milan was illuminated in red, the Chinese flag colour, on 2nd and 3rd March.

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March 2, 2018 - March 4, 2018

Bruges Sint-Janshuismolen Illumination

Bruges, Belgium

Illumination of the Sint-Janshuismolen in the Bruges Historic Centre, for the EU China Lightbridge event on March 2 and 3 2018.

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February 28, 2018 - February 28, 2018

2018 EU-China Tourism Year – Parliamentary Day

Brussels, Belgium

After its opening ceremony in Venice, the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year (ECTY) is being celebrated by a dedicated Parliamentary Day and EU-China Tourism & Culture Cooperation Summit, organised by the European Travel Commission, the European Parliament, the Europe-China One Belt One Road (OBOR) Culture & Tourism Development Committee and HiSEAS.

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February 22, 2018 - February 28, 2018

EU-China Light Bridge in Brussels

Brussels, Belgium

The capital of Europe celebrated the EU-China Tourism Year with a bridge of light on the Grand Place and its surroundings.

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February 17, 2018 - February 17, 2018

Romanian Athenaeum

Bucharest, Romania

The Romanian Athenaeum turned a shade of red to honour the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year.

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February 17, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Chinese New Year celebration at the Carnival of Nice

Nice, France

Various carnival and flower parades rejoicing the theme "King of Space" combined with special performances dedicated to China and Chinese culture.

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February 16, 2018 - February 18, 2018

The Hanging Houses of Cuenca

Cuenca, Spain

The Hanging Houses of Cuenca were lit in red on the occasion of the Chinese New Year and the EU-China Tourism Year.

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February 16, 2018 - February 16, 2018

Chinese New Year celebration in EU Capital Cities

Various Locations, Europe

Including the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival with Dublin's iconic landmarks light red and the Helsinki's Chinese New Year programme, combination of an authentic Chinese repertoire and Finish happenings.

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February 15, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Castilla La Mancha Windmills

Consuegra, Spain

Somewhere in Castilla -La Mancha, in a place whose name is Consuegra, on the top of the Calderico hill, you can find one of the most impressive images of Spain, twelve windmills surround a massive fortress making an astonishing icon in your mind. A place, where merge history, culture and fiction. The 12 Windmills of Consuegra were illuminated in red on February 15th to celebrate Chinese New Year and on March 3th as part of the Light Bright initiative.

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February 12, 2018 - February 16, 2018

Zagreb Fountains

Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb Fountains light installation were representing a bridge of light between the EU and China.

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February 10, 2018 - March 4, 2018

The Bicester Village Shopping Collection

Bicester, United Kingdom

From 10 February to 4 March 2018, The Bicester Village Shopping Collection, one of the most popular shopping destinations in Europe for Chinese travelers, offers unique experiences celebrating the Year of the Dog.

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February 2, 2018 - March 2, 2018

Copenhagen Light Festival

Copenhagen, Denmark

Over 45 light installations and equally many events in Central Copenhagen: Sculptural and architectonic light art, interactive media art, gobo projections, sound and light works, video art, laser projections, Winter in Tivoli, light walks, workshops, knowledge events, canal tours.

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February 2, 2018 - February 4, 2018

Austrian Winter Sports Days: Conference & Ski Race

, China

The ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA Winter Sports Days, which will be held in its 9th edition in 2018, is one of the biggest winter sports events in China. During a conference day and a ski race with around 100 racers, the event showcases Austria’s competence in the fields of winter tourism and the winter sports industry. Partners are the Austrian National Tourism Office, tourism organisation on Austrian provincial level and companies from the winter sports industry.

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January 19, 2018 - January 19, 2018

EU-China Tourism Business Summit

Venice, Italy

First EU-China Tourism Business Summit organized in parallel with the Official opening event and co-funded by the EU. Taking place in the Casino' di Venezia on the Grand Canal.

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January 19, 2018 - January 19, 2018

Official Opening of the EU-China Tourism Year

Venice, Italy

Official opening co-organised with CNTA and hosted by the European Commission with the support of Italian authorities. Taking place in the very exclusive Doge's Palace, one of the most famous landmarks in the Western Silk road.

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January 18, 2018 - January 18, 2018

Gala Event Celebrating Chinese Culture

Venice, Italy

Organised by China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) with the support of Italian authorities, as part of the official opening of the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year. Taking place in the famous Venice Opera House, La Fenice.

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January 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018

Valletta 2018: The Other Sea

Valletta, Malta

Major exhibition of artistic pieces in multiple venues all over the Maltese archipelago organized by Valletta, 2018 European Capital of Culture. Designed to provide a different perspective on the Mediterranean Sea to Chinese and other international visitors.

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January 1, 2018 - January 30, 2018

Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018: Sense of Place

Friesland, Netherlands

Major land art project organized by Leeuwarden, 2018 European Capital of Culture. Designed to incite Chinese and other international visitors to visit this World Heritage Site and discover new meanings of this landscape.

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November 23, 2017 - November 23, 2017

China Market Webinar – Partnerships in European Tourism

Webinar, Online

This webinar focuses on the Chinese market; providing market insights, case studies and best practice.  This will provide background and practical information for candidates looking to join the Partnerships in European Tourism events in 2018, the EU-China Tourism Year.

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November 2, 2017 - November 3, 2017

EU-China Business Matchmaking @GEM

London, United Kingdom

B2B matchmaking meetings financed by the EU (World Bridge Tourism project) between 250 EU and Chinese tourism operators with up-to 32 pre-scheduled appointments per participant.

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September 14, 2017 - September 14, 2017

China Day in Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark

Presentation of the newest insights from the Chinese market, to help ensuring the adaptation of new tourism products to the expectations of Chinese visitors and to exploit new possibilities (part of the 2017 Denmark-China Tourism Year).

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September 4, 2017 - September 5, 2017

EU-China Business Matchmaking @ Baltic Connecting '17

Tallin, Estonia

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July 10, 2017 - July 10, 2017

The Belt & Road China-EU Forum on Regional Promotion

Brussels, Belgium

Part of the China Arts Festival in the EU to shed light on future prospects of EU-China Tourism collaboration, including at the level of regional promotion.

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June 2, 2017 - June 2, 2017

19th EU-China Summit

Brussels, Belgium

Signing of the "Arrangement on the implementation of the 2018 EU China Tourism Year" by Mr Li, chairman of CNTA, and Mrs Lowri Evans, Director General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs of the European Commission.

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June 2, 2017 - June 2, 2017

12th "EU-China Business Summit"

Brussels, Belgium

President Juncker and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang unveiling the logo of the "2018 EU China Tourism Year". The Year "will provide new opportunities for investment and more people from both sides to discover the beauty of each other's landscapes and ways of life" (President Juncker).

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June 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017

Familiarization Trip for Chinese Media

Visegrad, Czech Republic

Visit of the four Visegrad countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) organized for Chinese online media representatives and focusing on the touristic attractions that this region offers.

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May 24, 2017 - May 24, 2017

Master Class on Attracting Chinese Tourism

Balzan, Malta

High-level master class on "Attracting Chinese Tourism to the Mediterranean Countries" organized by Malta's Ministry for Tourism together with UNWTO.

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May 10, 2017 - May 12, 2017

EU-China Business Matchmaking @ ITB China

Shanghai, China

B2B matchmaking meetings financed by the EU (World Bridge Tourism project) between 250 EU and Chinese tourism operators at ITB China 2017. More than 50 co-exhibitors at the "Europe Pavilion" cofounded by the EU and ETC/Visiteurope, including Germany, Slovenia, Ireland, Visegrad countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia).

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April 28, 2017 - April 28, 2017

New investment opportunities for the tourism sector in Bulgaria

Sofia, Bulgaria

The conference is organized by Andrey Novakov, Member of the European Parliament, in partnership with the European Travel Commission and the Bulgarian-Chinese Business Development Association.

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February 23, 2017 - February 23, 2017

Getting Ready For China Webinar

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On Feb. 23rd, the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year Webinar was offered by COTRI as part of the World Bridge Tourism Project, funded by the European Union and organised by the European Travel Commission (ETC) and the European Tourism Association (ETOA).

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November 3, 2016 - November 3, 2016

World Bridge Tourism European Launch

London,

The World Bridge Tourism project will involve hosting 100 European tourism suppliers in May of 2017, who will meet with a similar number of Chinese outbound operators.

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EU – China Light Bridge

Local festive and cultural initiatives are a great way of increasing tourism flows and better knowing each other.

The European Union and Chinese authorities therefore proposed to create a “Bridge of Light” between exceptional sites: around 100 landmarks were illuminated in red in Europe for the Chinese Lantern Festival and in blue in China for “Europe day”.


February 2, 2018 - March 2, 2018

Copenhagen Light Festival

Copenhagen, Denmark

Over 45 light installations and equally many events in Central Copenhagen: Sculptural and architectonic light art, interactive media art, gobo projections, sound and light works, video art, laser projections, Winter in Tivoli, light walks, workshops, knowledge events, canal tours.

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February 10, 2018 - March 4, 2018

The Bicester Village Shopping Collection

Bicester, United Kingdom

From 10 February to 4 March 2018, The Bicester Village Shopping Collection, one of the most popular shopping destinations in Europe for Chinese travelers, offers unique experiences celebrating the Year of the Dog.

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February 12, 2018 - February 16, 2018

Zagreb Fountains

Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb Fountains light installation were representing a bridge of light between the EU and China.

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February 15, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Castilla La Mancha Windmills

Consuegra, Spain

Somewhere in Castilla -La Mancha, in a place whose name is Consuegra, on the top of the Calderico hill, you can find one of the most impressive images of Spain, twelve windmills surround a massive fortress making an astonishing icon in your mind. A place, where merge history, culture and fiction. The 12 Windmills of Consuegra were illuminated in red on February 15th to celebrate Chinese New Year and on March 3th as part of the Light Bright initiative.

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February 17, 2018 - February 17, 2018

Romanian Athenaeum

Bucharest, Romania

The Romanian Athenaeum turned a shade of red to honour the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year.

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February 22, 2018 - February 28, 2018

EU-China Light Bridge in Brussels

Brussels, Belgium

The capital of Europe celebrated the EU-China Tourism Year with a bridge of light on the Grand Place and its surroundings.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Innsbruck Olympic Ski Jump

Innsbruck, Austria

The Olympic Ski Jump in Innsbruck was illuminated in red on 2nd and 3rd March 2018.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Brucknerhaus Linz

Linz, Austria

The concert and event hall, named after the famous composer Anton Bruckner, impresses with its outstanding architecture and excellent acoustics. The Brucknerhaus is a venue where internationally renowned orchestras, conductors and soloists offer top-class performances. Various orchestras from China e.g. Chengdu City Sinfonieorchester have been performing at the Brucknerhaus Linz. Linz and Chengdu are sister cities and use this network for international cooperations.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

TipsArena

Linz, Austria

The TipsArena Linz is an indoor sports arena, located in Linz, Austria.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Dijon Light Bridge

Dijon, France

The city of Dijon (Bourgogne, France) illuminated in red two local landmarks: the Palais des Ducs and the Hotel La Cloche, one the finest buildings in the city.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Swarovski Crystal Worlds

Wattens, Austria

The Crystal Cloud of the Swarovski Crystal Worlds was illuminated in the colours of the Chinese flag.

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March 2, 2018 - March 4, 2018

Bruges Sint-Janshuismolen Illumination

Bruges, Belgium

Illumination of the Sint-Janshuismolen in the Bruges Historic Centre, for the EU China Lightbridge event on March 2 and 3 2018.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Durbuy Light Bridge

Durbuy, Belgium

Red lights onto bridges and main buildings all around the municipality, on the famous anticline, in the old streets and the Topiary park, Sound and red fireworks show,

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Caves of Han

Han-sur-Lesse, Belgium

In the heart of the world-famous Caves of Han, the immense Hall of the Dome were illuminated to the colors of the Chinese flag, and hosted various festivities, including Chinese dancers and launching of sky lanterns.

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February 22, 2018 - February 28, 2018

EU-China Light Bridge in Brussels

Brussels, Belgium

The capital of Europe celebrated the EU-China Tourism Year with a bridge of light on the Grand Place and its surroundings.

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March 2, 2018 - March 2, 2018

Great Revelin Tower (Land Gate)

Korčula, Croatia

Celebrating the Lantern Festival in China, the EU-China Light Bridge event took place in Korčula town, Croatia by illuminating the Land Gate tower (Great Revelin tower) at the same time as the exhibition of the books dedicated to Marco Polo and the lecture “Marco Polo’s Links to Korčula“.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Stari Grad Plain

Stari Grad, Croatia

The three main crossings of the paths in the Stari Grad Plain were illuminated with Chinese red lights.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Tallinn TV Tower

Tallinn, Estonia

The Tallinn TV Tower is the highest building in Estonia and a tourist attraction with the highest open balcony (at 175 m) in northern Europe.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Dijon Light Bridge

Dijon, France

The city of Dijon (Bourgogne, France) illuminated in red two local landmarks: the Palais des Ducs and the Hotel La Cloche, one the finest buildings in the city.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Le Pont de Lumière – Pont du Gard

Vers-Pont-du-Gard, France

At the heart of the triangle Avignon, Marseille and Montpellier, the Pont du Gard is a major landmark in southern France.

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March 2, 2018 - March 4, 2018

Red Romantic Rhine – Mouse Tower

Bingen, Germany

The gateways to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley were illuminated in red.

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March 2, 2018 - March 4, 2018

Red Romantic Rhine – Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

Koblenz, Germany

The gateways to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley were illuminated in red.

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March 3, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Bekecs Lookout Tower

Bekecs, Hungary

The lookout tower was illuminated with Chinese lanterns. Additionally, a folk music concert from Parapács band was held in Bekecs, Tokaj-Hegyalja, the famous Hungarian wine region which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Müpa Budapest

Budapest, Hungary

Müpa Budapest was illuminated in red in the evening on 2 March.

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March 3, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Budapest celebrates EU-China Tourism Year – Hotel Gellért

Budapest, Hungary

Hungary joined the EU-China Light Bridge by illuminating and light painting the front of Hotel Gellért in Budapest close to the bridgehead of Szabadság Bridge.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Spike Island 'China Lights' Evening

Cork, Ireland

Spike Island, Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction 2017, lit up its star shaped Fort's entrance in the colors of China, red and with yellow stars, to mark the celebration of the EU pillar of the light bridge event.

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March 2, 2018 - March 2, 2018

Illuminating Meath

Kells, Ireland

Meath County Council (Ireland) hosted a light event, Illuminating Meath, as part of the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year to coincide with the celebration of the Lantern Festival in China. was illuminated and attendees were invited to participate in traditional Chinese activities.

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March 2, 2018 - March 2, 2018

Lantern Festival Celebration at Powerscourt Estate, County Wicklow, Ireland

Wicklow, Ireland

Powerscourt House and Gardens, voted No3 in the World’s Top Ten Gardens by National Geographic, lit up the house and the main statues in red, to celebrate the Chinese New Year and the EU-China Light Bridge inititative.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

A Light Bridge from Aquileia to China

Aquilea, Italy

The Forum was the central place of the social, commercial and political life in the Roman settlement, a place of meeting for people of different cultures and religions. Remains of the columns can still be seen, together with decorations which were used to convey the vastness of the Roman Empire: Medusa represented the West and Jupiter Ammon, deity beloved by Alexander the Great, represented the East.

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March 2, 2018 - March 4, 2018

Caserta Royal Palace

Caserta, Italy

The Royal Palace of Caserta featured a nighttime illumination of the building in red and a mapping its façade thanks to the work of lighting designers.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Trsat Castle

Rijeka, Croatia

Unique celebration of the EU-China Tourism Year on the historical Trsat Castle.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

A Light Bridge from Turin to China

Turin, Italy

Two museums of the City, the Palazzo Madama and MAO Oriental Art Museums were illuminated in red and decorated with red lanterns.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Po Delta Light Bridge

Province of Rovigo, Italy

The Po Delta Light Bridge takes you on a slow tourism experience by bike, across valleys and lagoons, traversing typical bridges and tasting local food and wine products while surrounded by the sunset and the unique sound of nature.

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March 3, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Teatro Massimo

Palermo, Italy

The Massimo theatre, the largest theatre in Italy, was floodlit in red light on the night of March 3rd. The local Chinese community together with Mayor Leoluca Orlando and Theatre CEO Francesco Giambrone celebrated by launching red sky lanterns into the night sky. 

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March 2, 2018 - March 2, 2018

Porte des Bombes

Floriana, Malta

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Moorish Castle of Sintra

Sintra, Portugal

On the 2nd and 3rd of March 2018 the Moorish Castle in Sintra, Portugal, celebrated the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year by participating in a bridge of light between Europe and China.

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March 2, 2018 - March 2, 2018

Bucharest National Theater

Bucharest, Romania

The National Theatre in Bucharest presented Romania's contribution to the Light Bridge. For 3 hours two videos were projected onto the landmark, one from Romania and one from China. These videos have both won prizes at the iMapp Festival, one of the biggest video mapping shows in the world, which takes place in Bucharest.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

San Marino Light Bridge

San Marino, San Marino

The Government Palace, the Statue of Liberty and the Portal of the border San Marino-Rimini will be illuminated in red on Saturday 2 March, and Sunday 3 March. The event coincides with the celebration of the Lantern Festival in China, symbol of hope and good fortune for the year to come.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Belgrade Bridges

Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade Bridges light installation is a bridge of light between Europe and China. Bridges that represent connections among people, nations and culture, such as the Ada Bridge (Most na Adi), which was illuminated in red to show appreciation towards Chinese people and nation.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Banská Štiavnica in red

Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia

The city of Banská Štiavnica hosted a photo exhibition titled Chinesse Story - The Silk Road displayed in the premises of the Akademik Cinema on Holy Trinity Square. The New Castle and the Old Castle, the most characteristic structures of Banská Štiavnica, were illuminated in red.

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March 2, 2018 - March 2, 2018

Aranjuez Cultural Landscape

Aranjuez, Spain

Aranjuez Cultural Landscape joined the Light Bridge initiative proposed by the European Commission and the World heritage Center of UNESCO by lighting in red the main Façade of Saint Anthony’s Church, which is the main building in Saint Anthony’s Square, one of the better examples of Baroque public facilities built in the XVIII century in Europe.

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March 2, 2018 - March 3, 2018

Belfast Light Bridge Event

Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast will mark the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year and Light Bridge project by lighting two iconic buildings in the city on 2-3 March 2018.

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March 9, 2018 - March 9, 2018

Chinese lanterns and chinese masks in Dinant

Dinant, Belgium

From March 9th to April 2nd, the City Hall of Dinant will host an exhibition of chinese masks worned by well-known (local, but not only) figures. It goes, fort example, from a local artist to a former belgian minister. Dinant will also host huge chinese lanterns, thanks to the Chinese Embassy in Brussels, from March 9th to April 2nd.

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June 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Valletta 2018: Wave of Music

Valletta, Malta

2018 European Capital of Culture, Valletta invites Chinese and other international visitors to a large scale music performance called "Mewġa Mużika" (eng. Wave of Music) in which thousands of local Maltese people gather to create music together.

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August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018

EU-China Music Camp

Various Locations, China

Event bringing together musicians from the European Youth Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphony. Expression of cultural diplomacy and way to build bridges between peoples.

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September 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018

2018 European Union Film Festival in China

Various Locations, China

Featuring award-winning feature films and shorts from EU Member States screened in theaters, cultural centers and universities. Expression of cultural diplomacy and way to build bridges between peoples.

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September 15, 2018 - September 15, 2018

China Festival in Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf, Germany

China Festival around Düsseldorf's Town Hall. Programme including music, dancing, artistry and many other activities.

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September 19, 2018 - September 22, 2018

Austrian country pavilion at the World Winter Sports (Beijing) Expo 2018

Beijin, China

The World Winter Sports Expo will be for the third time in Beijing’s China National Convention Center. Austrian tourism destinations and companies from the winter sports sector will be highly visible with Austria being next year’s “Guest of Honour Country” in the Expo. The pavilion will showcase some of the Alps most famous winter tourism destination, top quality outdoor equipment as well as high-tech solution for ski resorts.

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September 26, 2018 - October 5, 2018

Greater Copenhagen @ Beijing Design Week

Beijing, China

Greater Copenhagen is the official guest city of the Beijing Design Week 2018. Talks, workshops and special events to present Danish design, focusing on urban design and exploring the theme liveable cities.

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October 1, 2018 - October 1, 2018

EU-China High Level Conference on World Heritage

Paris, France

Forum exploring new models for collaboration between Europe and China focused on World Heritage. Showcasing the EU co-funded UNESCO / National Geographic "World Heritage Journeys in the EU" project. Conference at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, followed by an evening event in Versailles with the support of French authorities.

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October 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018

High Level Academic Conference on EU-China Tourism

Paris, France

Hosted and co-organized by the Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University together with Metropolitan University of Budapest, Mid Sweden University and the EU-Asia Centre.

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October 5, 2018 - October 14, 2018

Festival of Lights Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Enjoy breathtaking 3D Video Mappings, amazing large scale projections and free standing light art sculptures during 10 Festival evenings. The cradle of Berlin, the Nikolai quarter will be presented completely in a Chinese robe!

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October 10, 2018 - October 10, 2018

EU-China Business Matchmaking @ Baltic Connecting '18

TBD, Lithuania

B2B matchmaking meetings between EU and Chinese tourism operators take place at this forum focused on tourism opportunities in three Baltic countries (Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia).

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October 23, 2018 - October 24, 2018

EU guest of honour at Global Tourism Economy Forum

Macao, China

On the occasion of the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year, the Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) has made the EU its official partner destination. The EU event at GTEF is co-organised with the European Travel Commission and UNESCO (World Heritage journeys in the EU).

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October 23, 2018 - October 24, 2018

Macau – Partnerships in European Tourism

Macau, China

Macau is located in the Guangdong province, on the western bank of the Pearl River Delta. Macau’s economy is closely linked to that of Hong Kong and the Guangdong Province, in particular the Pearl River Delta region, which qualifies as one of Asia’s “little tigers”. Since its establishment as a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China in 1999, Macao has undergone a remarkable transformation in the tourism arena. Apply to the Macau event and engage with the Chinese market to promote, develop or exchange your offer – targeting the rich markets of the greater bay area and the centres of Macau, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou.

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November 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Santa Claus's Tour in China

Various Locations, China

Visit Finland together with its partners brings Santa Claus to the major events in China (such as fairs and PR events) in such places as Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing etc.

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November 9, 2018 - January 6, 2019

2018 Chinese Lantern Festival

Rome, Italy

The great Chinese Lantern Festival is for the first time in the Eternal City. In this occasion, the large buildings realized in various translucent materials, for give the idea of “made of lights” will have the opportunity to start a strong dialogue with the ancient roman and the baroque breathless masterpieces of Rome. With its 25.000 sqm. the Festival will be a real permanent installation of two months, a meeting point for culture, business and social aims. The Festival is promoted in association with Overseas Investment Union of the Investment Association of China | Italy Office.

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November 15, 2018 - November 20, 2018

Official Closing of EU-China Tourism Year

Xi’an, China

Official Closing of the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year co-organised and hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People's Republic of China

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November 16, 2018 - November 16, 2018

Shanghai – Partnerships in European Tourism

Shanghai, China

The influence of film and TV is especially pronounced in the Chinese market. Analysis of online activity among Chinese visitors by the European Travel Commission demonstrates that film and TV shows drive travel decisions, with Chinese reality television shows and film playing a crucial role in influencing outbound travel destinations. Countries such as Thailand have enjoyed dramatic boosts from Chinese visitors as a result of featuring in film, in this instance, Lost in Thailand. Elsewhere, the influence of Chinese reality TV has also viewers to Dubai, in response to shows such as Divas Hit The Road and The Amazing Race.

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November 28, 2018 - December 1, 2018

Chengdu – Partnerships in European Tourism

Chengdu, China

According to the 2012 World Tourism Organization and European Travel Commission Report Understanding Chinese Outbound Tourism What the Chinese Blogosphere is Saying about Europe, many Chinese couples who married in the 1990s and 2000s did not have the chance to go on a honeymoon. Now, with greater economic prosperity, they want to make up for lost opportunities. Going on a ‘make up honeymoon’ has become common even a decade or more after the actual wedding. Europe scores high on the list of destinations, with Greece, Italy, France and Turkey at the top. Photography is a central aspect of honeymoon travel, with Chinese couples prepared to invest large sums of money capturing memories and creating a storyline around their relationship.

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