The travel and tourism industry in both China and the USA have lost a respected friend and colleague with the passing of Jamie Lee. A long-time leader in the effort to forge a strong inbound tourism industry from China, Jamie worked for 12 years for the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board (formerly known as LA INC), and Los Angeles World Airports in their China Office, returning to Los Angeles in late 2013, when she launched the “NiHao” China Ready Training Program, Chinese Tour Guide Training and Designation Program, shopLA and many other initiatives. Lee was also a popular and top-rated presenter at NAJ’s Active America-China Summit, the annual spring trade show/business meeting/educational program that brings together Chinese tour operators with U.S. destinations and travel suppliers. A native of Taiwan, Jamie Lee was raised in Los Angeles and graduated from UCLA.
REMINDER: With this issue, the Inbound Report will be published biweekly until after the USA’s Labor Day holiday (September 5, 2016), when we will resume publication on a weekly basis.