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A Moveable Feast in Heated Summer - Press Conference for 2017 Xiamen - Nice International Carnival held in Xiamen
A press conference for 2017 Xiamen - Nice International Carnival was held on Mar. 28th in Juntai Hotel Xiamen. The 150-year history French Carnaval de Nice will be celebrated in Xiamen for the first time in history.
Mr. Denis ZANON, Director of Nice Convention and Visitors Bureau and Mr. ZHANG Guoliang, Deputy Director of Xiamen Municipal Bureau of Tourism delivered speeches and briefed the guests and media on the origins of Xiamen-Nice International Carnival on the press conference. Mr. Denis ZANON described, "Xiamen and Nice both have the same wonderful scenery such as a similar beautiful coastline. These, combined with the sister cities relationship of Xiamen and Nice, contributed to the final decision that made Xiamen as the venue for Carnaval de Nice in China. I hope that the carnival can bring more attention for Xiamen, and let Xiamen-Nice International Carnival become another signature tourism event for Xiamen.
Mr. Zhang Guoliang said: "Xiamen and Nice became sister cities in 2014 at the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and France. Since then the two cities carried out various forms of cooperation in culture, art, economy, commerce, environmental protection and other areas. I hope Xiamen-Nice International Carnival will be able to promote the tourism industry in the two cities and attract more tourists to Xiamen and Nice. Through this cooperation we hope to introduce the Nice to Asia, and Xiamen to Europe.
Xiamen-Nice International Carnival will hold its grand opening ceremony on the evening of May 11th. The giant theme floats of the "King" and "Queen" will greet the Chinese tourists. The themed parades, giant floats, dancing and music will be intertwined for a gorgeous feast.
Carnaval de Nice is one the world’s largest and most famous carnival, held every February in Nice. This year, Chinese tourists and experience the original French charm and feature without having to fly to Nice. Xiamen and Nice hopes to further strengthen the friendship between the two cities, and lay a solid foundation for the follow-up cooperation.