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 15 Oct 18 – Germany Pavilion Debuts at ITB China 2019

The VIR (Verband Internet Reisevertrieb) is organising a combined stand for tourism companies from Germany at ITB China 2019 – The German National Tourist Board, Solamento and Sunny Cars already confirmed their participation

 18 May 18 – ITB China 2018: bigger and better!

Satisfied top-quality buyers and visitors – 15,000 attendees in total – well-attended ITB China Conference with 4,000 attendees – Timekettle and TravelFlan won 2018 ITB China Start-Up Award – many pre-registrations for next year’s show: 15 to 17 May 2019

 15 May 18 – Record participation at second ITB China in Shanghai

Totally booked – exhibition space increased by 50 percent – more than 700 exhibitors from 80 countries – around 800 hand-picked buyers – 120 industry speakers at ITB China Conference: Newly launched Business Travel Day and Education & Job Day – partner destination Finland & partner hotel Wyndham – New: Market Introduction Program and IT’S MY WORLD TRAVEL AWARD CEREMONY 2018

8 May 18 – ITB China Presentation Hub: First-hand knowledge of the industry

Strong focus on sports tourism – HSMAI sessions to take place on Education & Job Day

4 May 18 – ITB China Startup Award: The six promising finalists are confirmed!

Pitches and ceremony to take place on the afternoon of 17 May in the Conference Area – Aspiring startups of all sizes and sectors could apply

 2 May 18 – It’s all about Education & Jobs at ITB China Conference Day 3

18 May dedicated to newly launched Education & Job Day – more than 40 exhibitors in the fully booked Job Area – Fudan University Shanghai, Hong Kong Polytechnic University &The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) are exclusive partners – Conference program available online

 27 April 18 – ITB China Conference Day 2: Latest trends and developments in the Chinese travel industry

17 May dedicated to sessions dealing with Travel Tech, Online Travel, Business Travel and MICE – New: Business Travel Day – second ITB China Startup Award

 25 April 18 – ITB China 2018: Exhibition space grows by 50 percent and is fully booked up again

Exhibition space increased by 50 percent – More than 700 exhibitors from 80 different countries – more floor space for exhibitors from Middle East and Latin America – many newcomers

 23 April 18 – Experts to share insights on Destination and Customized Travel at ITB China Conference Day 1

Conference program now available online – 16 May dedicated to sessions dealing with ‘Destination’ and ‘Customized Travel’ – “It’s My World Travel Awards 2018” in cooperation with


19 April 18 – ITB China and HSMAI partner to build education and professional development in the hospitality industry

New Education & Job Day at ITB China on 18 May including interactive HSMAI training workshop and preview of HSMAI education platform



9 April 18 – New Market Introduction Program to be launched at ITB China 2018

Introduction to Chinese travel market for newcomers in cooperation with Verband Internet Reisevertrieb (VIR), Germany’s leading association for the online travel industry ­

3 April 18 – ITB China and Qyer to cooperate on the launch of IT’S MY WORLD TRAVEL AWARD 

The IT’S MY WORLD TRAVEL AWARD 2018 recognizes innovative tourism destinations, organizations and businesses that present the latest outbound travel trends of Chinese travelers and that are driving the positive transformation of the tourism industry.

27 March 18 – ITB China 2018 is growing

Exhibitor demand for the second ITB China, taking place from 16 to 18 May 2018, is undiminished. At the exclusive ITB China Press Event in Shanghai with more than 120 attendees from China and other countries, the organizers announced that bookings for ITB China 2018 are coming off expectedly well.

22 March 18 – Be part of the first-ever Education & Job Day at ITB China Conference 2018!

Anyone can register until 10 April 2018 – partnership with Fudan University & Hong Kong Polytechnic University – ITB China brings jobseekers and personnel managers from tourism companies together

2 March 18 – ITB China becomes official partner event of EU- China Tourism Year (ECTY)

The year 2018 will be a significant year for both China and Europe: In the official EU-China Tourism Year, ITB China, taking place from 16 to 18 May 2018 in Shanghai, becomes an official partner event of the ECTY (EU-China Tourism Year).

27 February 18 – Finland becomes partner destination of ITB China 2018

ITB China has officially selected Finland as the show’s partner destination in 2018. From 16 to 18 May 2018 the focus at the marketplace for China’s travel industry taking place in Shanghai will be on its partner destination Finland.

7 February 18 – Wyndham Hotel Group is the Official Partner Hotel of ITB China 2018

Hotel industry giant, Wyndham Hotel Group announces that it has become the official partner hotel of the second edition of ITB China, which will take place from 16 to 18 May 2018 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Conference Center. A corresponding agreement was signed on 7 February 2018 by Mr Leo Liu, President of Greater China Wyndham Group and Mr David Axiotis, General Manager ITB China.

31 January 18 – ITB China 2018 is introducing the Business Travel Day: Focused and interactive discussions among industry experts

CITS American Express Global Business Travel, Carlson Wagonlit Travel China and BCD Travel: exclusive partners –  Seminars for business travel managers and everyone in business travel

25 January 18Experts to take the stage at the ITB China Conference 2018

Power packed program includes sessions by Ctrip, Google, Tencent, VisitFinland, Wyndham Hotels and many more – three new areas of focus: Unique Travel, Business Travel and Education & Job Day

18 January 18Application for the ITB China Startup Award 2018 starts at 1 March

Application period from 1 March until 10 April – aspiring startups are invited to apply, in order to present their forward-looking ideas and solutions – award ceremony to take place in the afternoon of 17 May – companies of all sizes and sectors may apply

14 Dezember 17ITB China partners with China Tourism Academy

Riding on the success of this year’s show, ITB China, taking place from 16 – 18 May 2018, has partnered with China Tourism Academy (CTA) to mutually promote each other as well as to enhance business opportunities and raise global awareness for the Chinese tourism industry.

14 November 17ITB China strengthens partnership with China Tourism Association (CTA)

ITB China and the China Tourism Association extended their strategic partnerships: David Axiotis, General Manager of ITB China and Rungang Zhang, Secretary General & Vice President China Tourism Association, signed a corresponding partnership agreement in the beginning of November 2017.

8 November 17ITB China 2018 hosted buyer registration opens

Some 850 top travel buyers will be accepted to attend ITB China –maximizing the business opportunities for ITB China exhibitors and buyers by getting access to exclusive matchmaking system

 13 October 17 – Tourism trend in the Middle Kingdom: Chinese outbound travel grows despite decline in trips to Europe

In 2016, China registered a 13 per cent increase in outbound trips – city trips and Sun&Beach holidays are becoming more and more important – trips to Europe declined – ITB Berlin and IPK International analyse outbound travel behaviour of the Chinese


 26 September 17 – ITB China 2018: Relaunch of successful Buyers Program

Some 850 buyers will be invited to attend ITB China 2018 – Early Bird discount for exhibitors ends on 30 October 2017

8 August 17 – ITB China 2018 Online Registration now open

Special discount for exhibitors who register until 31 August – second ITB China will take place from 16 to 18 May 2018 in Shanghai – very good results in visitor and exhibitor survey 2017

13 MAY 17 C L O S I N G  R E P O R T – First-ever ITB China was a great success

Satisfied top-quality buyers and visitors – well-attended ITB China Conference – GolfVoyager won 2017 Start-Up Award – many pre-registrations for next year’s show: 16 to 18 May 2018