Experts to take the stage at the ITB China Conference 2018
Top Speakers from major travel companies, such as Ctrip, one of the biggest online travel agencies in China, as well as Google, Expedia Affiliate Network, VisitFinland, Wyndham Hotels, Tencent, Meituan, China Tourism Academy will provide exciting insights into their expanding markets in the conference of the second edition of ITB China (16 – 18 May 2018 in Shanghai). This think tank of Chinese travel, co-hosted by TravelDaily will provide up-to-date key insights of these seven areas: 'Destination', 'Travel Tech', 'Corporate Travel & MICE', 'Online Travel', and – for the first time – 'Unique Travel', 'Business Travel' and 'Education & Job'.
ITB China Conference Day 1
The first day of ITB China Conference is dedicated to sessions dealing with 'Destination' and 'Unique Travel'. Top speakers from Google, Meituan and Mafengwo, Lushu and Merlin Entertainments will focus on high-end travel which lately has become a huge growth market and offers enormous prospects for the global tourism industry. More than half of high-end travelers have taken advantage of customized/individual tailored travel services and high-price trips grew almost double than average travel over the past years according to Hurun's Chinese Luxury Traveler 2017 report. China is the world's second largest source market for high end travel with 10 million foreign trips in 2016. This is the result of a special evaluation of the World Travel Monitor®, conducted by IPK International and commissioned by ITB Berlin. More and more Chinese are able to fulfil their ultimate travel dreams. Interest for "themed travel" products to meet the diverse demands of Chinese market (e.g. sports/ adventure travel, educational trips, health care trips, wedding trips etc) is rising steadily. 61 percent of Chinese outbound high-end travelers travel in business or first class with an average in 3.3 trips per year.
ITB China Conference Day 2
'Corporate Travel' and MICE', 'Travel Tech', 'Online Travel' and 'Business Travel' will be on the agenda for the second day of the ITB China Conference. The latter will be a new area of focus. According to a new report by Travelport and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), business travel spending has advanced rapidly in many emerging markets in the past five years. That is why business travel may offer excellent prospects for the global tourism industry and will be discussed by top speakers of leading Chinese Travel Management Companies (TMC).
ITB China Conference Day 3
The third day of the ITB China Conference is dedicated to the new area 'Education and Job' and will be conducted in partnership with Fudan University & Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Wide ranging podium discussions and informative lectures, such as one-hour sessions on travel education awaits visitors at the Education & Job Day on 18 May 2018. Newcomers can gain an overview of University degree courses in tourism and will receive tips on how to find work and degree courses abroad. Applicants can elevator-pitch to potential employers from leading companies for their dream job at ITB China 2018.
The Marketplace for China's Travel Industry
16 to 18 May 2018
Trade visitors may register for ITB China 2018 at reg.itb-china.com
ITB China Press Registration: As of now you can obtain your accreditation for ITB China at reg.itbchina.com
About ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Convention
ITB Berlin 2019 will be taking place from Wednesday, 6 to Sunday, 10 March, and from Wednesday to Friday will be open to trade visitors only. ITB Berlin is the World's Leading Travel Trade Show. In 2018 a total of 10,000 companies and organisations from 186 countries exhibited their products and services to around 170,000 visitors, including 110.000 trade visitors. Parallel with the show the ITB Berlin Convention, the largest event of its kind, will be held from Wednesday, 6 to Saturday, 9 March 2019. Admission to the ITB Berlin Convention is free for trade visitors and exhibitors. For more information please visit www.itb-berlin.com, www.itb-convention.com and the ITB Social Media Newsroom.