Location: BEIJING, China
Director: Contactor: Mrs. Rose Zhao
Application Deadline: 31 January, 2019
Beijing, the capital of the People’s Republic of China, is the nation’s political, economic and
culture center as well as a hub of transportation and international exchanges. As a world-
renowned ancient culture city, Beijing’s history as a city goes back to 3,000 years ago, and
from the mid-12 th century, it has served as the nation’s capital during different historical
periods for nearly 800 years. The venerated history has bestowed splendid culture and rich
culture relics and historical remains on Beijing, Numerous palace complexes, imperial
gardens, temples of different religions, former residences of celebrities, as well as
modernized buildings and new artificial tourist scenes add radiance and beauty to each other,
making Beijing a land pock marking with scenic spots and places of historical and culture
Currently it exists 3,550 historical monuments and culture relics in Beijing. Great Wall, Palace
Museum, Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian, Summer Palace, Temple of heaven and Ming
Tombs were inscribed on the World Heritage List by the UNESCO. Other attractions include
Beihai, Zhongshan, and Jing-shan parks, Working People’s Palace of Culture, Ruins of
Yuanmingyuan, Mansion of Prince Gong, Yunju and Tanzhe temples, Yonghegong
Lamasery. Baiyan Taoist Temple, and so on.
Beijing International Tourism Festival is first held in 1998, hosted by Beijing Municipal
Government and Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development, is an annual activity
related to culture and tourism, which has been held for 19 times. Many nice ensembles
including Russian dance ensemble “Kristall”, Latvian dance group "Rīdze", Turkish dance
ensemble “BEFAD”, Egyptian Art Appreciation folk group, Lithuanian Folk Dance Group
“UGNELE”, Indian dance ensemble “RIFAC”, Ballet Folklórico Ciudad De Zapopan “Teocalli”
from Mexico, Russian dance ensemble "Lapushki" and Polish folk dance group “Przygoda”
etc were invited to participate in our festival last years. It is a carnival for the all participants.
The skin color and nationality are transcended here; friendship and happiness become the
We sincerely invite the most excellent art ensembles from all over the world to arrive in
Beijing in the beautiful fall 2018, so that we can share the happiness and joyfulness together.
BITF includes Rehearsal, the Opening Ceremony, Public Performances and Closing Ceremony.
Forecasting Schedule of 20th Beijing International Tourism Festival:
Sept 29 - Arrive in Beijing,
Sept 30 – Rehearsal.
Oct 1 - Opening Ceremony of 20th Beijing International Tourism Festival
Oct 2 - Public performance and visiting
Oct 3 - Public performance and visiting
Oct 4 - Public performance and visiting
Oct 5 - Closing Ceremony and departure
The Organizing Committee of BITF reserve the rights to adjust the program
Videos of BITF：
VIDEO of 19th Beijing International Tourism Festival, 2017:
News of the Grand Ceremony of 19th BITF
VIDEO of 18th Beijing International Tourism Festival, 2016:
The Opening Ceremony of 18 th Beijing International Tourism Festival 2016
VIDEO of 17th Beijing International Tourism Festival, 2015:
News of the Opening Ceremony of 17th BITF
VIDEO of 16th Beijing International Tourism Festival, 2014:
News of the Opening Ceremony of 16th BITF
VIDEO of 15th Beijing International Tourism Festival, 2013:
News of the Opening Ceremony of 15th BITF
VIDEO of 14th Beijing International Tourism Festival, 2012:
News of the Opening Ceremony of 14th BITF
Conditions of 20th BITF:
1. BITF will undertake your performers:
a) Accommodations for 6 nights
b) Meals for 7 days
c) Bus for 7 days.
d) Tourist Accident Insurance.
e) Visit some historical sites, such as the Great Wall and Summer Palace.
f) A free tour guide will be with each foreign performing group from the moment of its arrival in
Beijing to its departure from Beijing.
2. BITF will NOT undertake your below items:
a) International transportation.
c) Transportation to other city in China.
d) Expenditure besides the BITF.
e) Expenditure of Non-performers (guests).
If your team is interested in and would like to participate in 20th BITF 2018, please fill the
Application from. The Organizing Committee of BITF will check your group information
together with your photos and videos. Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development
will send you the Official Letter of Invitation after your group is selected. This Invitation letter is
the final confirmation of acceptance.
NOTE: THIS FESTIVAL IS NOT PAID FESTIVAL.