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Thu, 26 April 2018

Over 700 Exhibitors to Take Part in ITB China 2018

ITB China, scheduled to take place 16 to 18 May in Shanghai, is already fully booked out with a 50% increase in the gross exhibition area compared to last year.

More than 700 exhibitors from 80 countries will be showcasing their USPs at the three-day B2B travel trade show.

David Axiotis. Click to enlarge.

David Axiotis (pictured), General Manager of ITB China, said, “Exhibitors and visitors can look forward to three highly intense business days at the second edition of ITB China with interesting opportunities to explore the latest trends in Chinese travel.”

Of the 700+ exhibitors, 27% offer MICE & Corporate products, 60% Leisure and 13% travel technology solutions. Over one-third (37%) of the exhibitors will be coming from Europe, and another third (33%) from Asia including China. The Americas (15%) and the Middle East (15%) are also strongly represented.

Being the largest exhibitor, the European Commission will have a strong exhibition presence on the show floor presenting, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia along with other European countries such as Greece and Turkey, Liechtenstein, Malta, Portugal and partner destination Finland in the European area. 

The growth potential of countries from the Middle East and the Americas is also well reflected at ITB China. With the UAE, Israel, Iran and Egypt the Middle East is strongly represented. 31 new exhibitors from the ME will present their services and products. The UAE countries such as Abu Dhabi and Sharjah even expanded their booth space this year. For the first time, Etihad Airways will display its products at ITB China 2018.

 Rising interest in China on both American continents is demonstrated by a lot of returning as well as new countries attending ITB China such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Dominican Republic, Los Angeles, Mexico, Panama and Peru.

Among others, the following hotels, OTA’s and transportation providers will be showcasing their portfolio at ITB China: This year’s partner hotel Wyndham Hotels, Jin Jiang Hotels, Pan Pacific Hotels Group, New World Hotels and Resorts, Maritim Hotels and Resorts, Golden Tulip Hotels, Blacklane, Europcar and Hertz.

Visitors interested in the booming field of online travel and travel technology will also find a grown eTravel World China segment. Well-known companies such as Ctrip, Meituan Travel, Tencent, Expedia Affiliate Network, Hotelbeds, WebBeds, Mafengwo, Tujia, Qyer, Shiji Network, On the Way, Yundijie iGola and Hunan Mengtu are only some of the confirmed exhibitors.

On 15 May, the eve of the show, ITB China 2018 kicks off with an exclusive Opening Dinner with 600 senior guests from the global and Chinese travel industry, including Mr. Bo Sun, Senior Vice President of Ctrip and Mr. Steven Shu CMO, Meituan-Dianping.

 A total of 2,700 attendees are expected to take part in the lectures, discussions and keynotes of ITB China Conference, given by more than 120 industry speakers.

 More than 10,000 match made appointments between buyers and sellers have already been pre scheduled before the event. This year ITB China is organising five major speed dating events with some 300 participants each enabling buyers to establish valuable links with exhibitors in the shortest possible time.

 ITB China also offers a multitude of networking events and opportunities for making valuable new industry contacts during “ITB China Cruise Night 2.0” powered by Ctrip, the “Party Like a Finn Night” powered by Visit Finland, the “Aftershow Sundowner” powered by Maritim and many more evening functions.

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