The group will go to the Beijing International Tourism Festival from June 15 to 19. Delegates will come from organizations including the Ottawa Gatineau Hotel Association, Ottawa Tourism, the Ottawa Convention Centre, the Ottawa Airport, the Delta Hotel, The Westin Hotel; and the Lord Elgin.
"China is a critical market for Ottawa’s future prosperity, and our sister city relation with Beijing will only further strengthen our cooperative relationship," stated Mayor Jim Watson.
"This trade mission will affirm our commitment to international relations with China at the most senior level of municipal governments, and will promote Ottawa as the preferred destination for tourism, post-secondary education and investment."
The mission is intended to promote Ottawa's status as an approved destination for Chinese tourists, give the Ottawa airport an opportunity to meet with airlines that fly to Canada and direct more foreign investment to Ottawa.