Hangzhou Tourism Commission Took Over NYC's Flatiron District with Chinese Ice Cream Truck

Served Up Ice Cream with a Side of Happiness to Celebrate End of Global Tour 2015

Aug 24, 2015, 11:02 ET from Hangzhou Tourism Commission

NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hangzhou Tourism Commission (HTC) brought the happiness of Hangzhou to New York City's Flatiron district and served New Yorkers authentic Chinese ice cream flavors like Longjing Tea and Sweet Olive in a colorful food truck.

The plaza takeover celebrated the completion of the Global Tour 2015, a cultural immersion campaign in which two families and two storytellers from the U.S. and China were selected as ambassadors for the city of Hangzhou and traveled the world for 30 days ending in New York City.

The families and storytellers engaged with the New York City community while handing out ice cream and sharing about their experience on the Global Tour 2015. Both families performed an original musical number dedicated to the city of Hangzhou and the happiness for which the destination is known.

Highlights from their time in New York City included volunteering in Central Park as part of TreesCount! 2015, NYC Parks' effort to map and catalogue every street tree; recording the originally composed Global Tour 2015 theme song, "It's a Great Big World," by Domenick Capaldi at Platinum Studios; visiting the American Museum of Natural History; and taking in captivating city views on the Circle Line Cruise Sightseeing Tour.

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About Global Tour 2015
In tandem with China National Tourism Administration's theme "Beautiful China 2015 – Year of Silk Road Tourism," Global Tour 2015 is a social media and cultural immersion campaign which sends one U.S. and one Chinese family, along with two media "Storytellers," on a free 30-day trip around the globe.

The Global Tour 2015 is organized by a Hong Kong based digital marketing company, Guru Online, which has a long term partnership with Hangzhou Tourism Commission. Sponsors of the Global Tour 2015 include EZVIZ, Costa Crociere S.p.A. and Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale Hangzhou.

About Hangzhou Tourism Commission:
The Hangzhou Tourism Commission is the governmental department responsible for managing the tourism industry in the city of Hangzhou, China. For more information, please visit http://en.gotohz.com or call +001 86-571-56815260.

This material is distributed by Quinn on behalf of Hangzhou Tourism Commission through Guru Online.  Additional information is available at the Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

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