CT&TW China Offers Corporate Travel Management Insights into Challenging Global Economy
Michael Lyons, CCTE, NBTA Vice President, said, “In preparing for the third annual CT&TW China, NBTA and TTG Asia Media were well aware of how the slowing global economy has impacted corporate travel programs across the Asia Pacific region. We wanted to be sure to offer our business travel colleagues insights on the latest in industry trends and solutions to current challenges. The education and networking opportunities attendees received here this week will help them to continue proving their value and save their firms money in today’s uncertain landscape.”
Delegates heard from Chinese commentator, columnist and author Dr. George Zhibin Gu about China’s increasingly global reach and economic and political influences. The state of the Asia Pacific airline industry was also discussed with insights from Liz Thomson of the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation. She commented on carriers’ efforts to reinvent themselves as consumers seek cheaper fares and transportation alternatives.
Lyons added, “As the fourth largest economy in the world, understanding business in China is essential to successful travel management in the Asia Pacific region. NBTA and TTG Asia Media plan to continue and enhance efforts to offer corporate travel professionals throughout the region the industry education and face-to-face opportunities they need to enhance their careers provide measurable financial benefits to their organizations.”
The National Business Travel Association (NBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and corporate meetings organization. NBTA and its regional affiliates – NBTA Asia Pacific, the Brazilian Business Travel Association (ABGEV), NBTA Canada, NBTA Mexico and NBTA USA – serve a network of more than 15,000 business travel professionals around the globe with industry-leading events, networking, education & professional development, research, news & information, and advocacy. NBTA members, numbering more than 4,000 in 30 nations, are corporate and government travel and meetings managers, as well as travel service providers. They collectively manage and direct more than US$200 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually on behalf of more than 10 million business travelers within their organizations. For more information, visit .
About TTG Asia Media
TTG Asia Media Pte Ltd is the region’s leading travel and tourism business information and access provider. With extensive industry involvement through a wide range of media products including publications, exhibitions, database management and the Internet, the company provides our partners with integrated marketing solutions and effective platforms to showcase their products and services to the industry.
TTG Asia Media Pte Ltd is also a leading organiser and event manager of travel trade shows in Asia, including IT&CMA (Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings Asia), CTW (Corporate Travel World) Asia-Pacific, ITS (International Travel Show) Thailand 2004 and 2005, Thailand Travel Mart (TTM) Plus 2005 and ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 1998, 2001, 2003 and 2006. It also publishes five titles targeted at distinct sectors of the travel trade: TTG Asia, TTG China, TTG India, TTGmice and TTG-BTmice China. These trade shows and publications provide the best marketing access to Asia-Pacific’s travel marketplace, influencers and deciders.
TTG Asia Media is a member company of China.com Inc. China.com Inc. is a Mobile Value Added Services (MVAS), Internet portal services and online game services company operating principally in China. It is listed on the Growth Market Enterprise (GEM) of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. Its majority owner, CDC Corporation, is a provider of enterprise software, business services, mobile applications and Internal media. CDC Corporation is headquartered in Hong Kong with operations in 14 countries and listed on NASDAQ under the symbol CHINA.
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