ITB China Awards

ITB China Startup Award

ITB China Startup Award is an exciting event within ITB China. It recognizes companies that turned dreams and ideas into viable business solutions with great market potential. Pre-selected innovators from startup companies who launched their products less than three years ago will demonstrate their innovative solutions before the jury containing of experienced industry professionals. The innovators have the chance to explain how their product will impact the future of the travel industry during an 8 minute pitch. The winner voted by the jury will receive the first ITB China Startup Award.

Who we are looking for

Companies of all sizes and sectors may apply. Applications to demonstrate are welcome from:

  • Product launch less than 3 years ago
  • The product / solution should be innovative, add value to customers and should be commercial

The applicant pool is vetted by ITB China analysts based on the uniqueness of the underlying innovation

What you will get

  • First ITB China Startup Award
  • Online exposure on the ITB China Website and through all our press channels
  • Industry-wide recognition and extensive media coverage from ITB China’s media partner
  • Chance to pitch to highly successful backers in your area of business
  • Two complimentary passes for the entire event, including conference sessions, demonstrations and exhibits, as well as all meals and social functions
  • Receive valuable and constructive feedback directly from industry gurus
  • Chance to compete for the ITB China Startup Award and receive international acclaim

The prize will be: 

A 9 sqm basic shell scheme booth worth more than 4000,- USD at ITB China 2018 

Apply to pitch

You can find all necessary information for applicants in our ITB China 2017 Award Flyer. In order to choose the competitors we need a file in your own choice of format in at least English optional also in Chinese which contains:

  • Name
  • Company
  • Contact Information (Telephone, Email)
  • Homepage URL
  • Business plan
  • Detailed product description
  • Growth estimates
  • Experience of the team

Please meet our Jury of experienced industry professionals

Mr. Philip Wolf

Founder of PhoCusWright

Mr. Le Yu

Managing Director - Ping An Ventures

Mr. James Chen

Senior Vice President - Ctrip

Mr. Jay You

Partner - Yuantai Investment Partners Evergreen Fund

For any questions please call us or drop us an Email.

Chinese Tourist Welcome Award

organised by COTRI China Outbound Tourism Research Institute

The CTW Award, to be organised for the fourteenth time by COTRI, celebrates best practice solutions on how to attract and satisfy Chinese visitors around the world. COTRI therefore invites all tourism organisations, destination marketing companies, tourism service providers and private companies globally from the leisure, tourism and hospitality sector, as well as transportation and retail companies, to apply with their products, services or projects for the CTW Chinese Tourist Welcome Award 2017. The application is free of charge.

The CTW Award is bestowed during the CTW Award ceremony every year in five categories:

  • Product Innovation
  • Internet/Media
  • Service Quality
  • Marketing
  • Overall Performance

For each category Gold, Silver and Bronze CTW Awards are presented. An international jury including Chinese and Non-Chinese tourism experts will evaluate the applications and choose the winners.

How to apply

Applicants are asked to provide information about their products, services and/or planned projects related to the Chinese source market and examples in the form of brochures, pdf files, online information links, press releases or other materials before April 26th, 2017.

The materials for the application can be sent by e-mail to [email protected]. Physical materials (brochures etc.) should be sent by letter mail to COTRI, West India House, Eiffestr. 68, 20537 Hamburg, Germany.

For the application, please use the online application form For any questions, please contact [email protected], Tel: +49 (0)40 558 99 576