VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- A forum of the Tourism Promotion Organization for Asia-Pacific Cities (TPO) began on Wednesday in Russia's Vladivostok, drawing representatives from more than 20 Asia-Pacific cities.
The purpose of the forum is to promote cooperation in international tourism and this year's theme is how to overcome the negative effects of the financial crisis on the international tourism industry.
About 60 delegates from more than 20 cities in the Asia-Pacific region will discuss the future of international cooperation in tourism. Heads of travel agencies in Vladivostok and representatives of some foreign companies are also attending the forum.
TPO consists of 63 cities and 39 companies from 12 Asia-Pacific countries. Vladivostok is the only Russian city in the organization.
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