Press Releases

current ITB China press releases


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

10 MAY 17O P E N I N G   R E P O R T – Fully booked premiere: ITB China debuts in Shanghai

Over 10,000 pre-scheduled appointments between exhibitors and hosted Chinese buyers secured prior to the show – Partner destination Europe – travel leaders to share latest ideas at ITB China Conference – 700 buyers from more than 300 companies

2 MAY 17ITB China Conference: Greater Knowledge, Greater Success

Further top presenters confirmed: Renowned managers from the Chinese and international travel industry will impart their knowledge at the first ITB China Conference.

27 APR 17ITB China proudly presents: The 2017 Startup Award finalists

Short-listed innovators from startup companies which launched their products within the last three years will demonstrate their innovative solutions to the jury comprising experienced industry professionals.

26 APR 17 – ITB China connects bloggers with the travel industry

For the first time ITB China features exclusive blogger networking events on 11 May: Blogger Lunch and Chinese Blogger Workshop

19 APR 17 – Countdown to the first ITB China Conference

Managers from major Chinese travel companies will provide insights into their expanding market.  

6 APR 17 – Meituan-Dianping will host speed-dating event during ITB China

An effective way to network – Registration is now open and limited to 100 suppliers

4 APR 17 – Jin Jiang International Hotels is Official Hotel Partner

JinJiang International Hotels announces that it has become the official hotel partner of the first ever ITB China.

23 MAR 17 – First eTravel World at ITB China 2017

New segment introduced – meeting place for the digital community – Online Travel and Travel Technology Day on 11 May

15 MAR 17 – ITB China announces its first ever partner airline China Eastern

Special discount for visiting ITB China

2 MAR 17 – Building the bridge between East and West – ITB China 2017 kicks off with exclusive preview

An exclusive ITB China preview event with more than 60 journalists from China and 15 other countries kicked off on March 2nd at the Jin Jiang Tower in Shanghai

27 FEB 17 – Call for papers: ITB China Startup Award 2017

Deadline for submitting applications 31 March – award ceremony to take place 11 May – Companies of all sizes and sectors may apply – winner rewarded with booth at ITB China 2018

21 FEB 17 – First ITB China fully booked up

High demand for hall space three months before the event – Trade visitor registration now open

31 JAN 17 –  Europe is the official Partner Destination for ITB China 2017

First Partner Destination ever – official announcement of partnership between European Travel Commission and ITB China on 31 January in Brussels

26 SEP 16 – ITB China 2017: Early Summer special for exhibitors!

  • Summer Special discount ends on 30 September 2016
  • Relaunch of ITB China website:
  • Online registration through Wechat possible 

1 AUG 16ITB China announces Co-President of Ctrip as keynote speaker

Ms Jane Sun to be the first confirmed keynote speaker

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9 MAR 16ITB China inaugural press release

Debut for ITB China in May 2017 in the mega-city of Shanghai – cooperation with TravelDaily China and leading travel agencies lays the foundation for a second Asian ITB


17 MAY 17 – ABSCHLUSSBERICHT – Premiere der ITB China war ein großer Erfolg

Zufriedene Einkäufer und Fachbesucher mit hoher Entscheidungskompetenz – ITB China Conference gut besucht – GolfVoyager gewinnt Startup-Preis – Zahlreiche Voranmeldungen für die nächste Messe – Termin 2018: 16. bis 18. Mai

10 MAY 17 – ERÖFFNUNGSBERICHT – Ausgebuchte ITB China feiert Premiere in Shanghai

Mehr als 10.000 vorab vereinbarte Termine zwischen Ausstellern und chinesischen Facheinkäufern – Partnerdestination Europa – führende Akteure der Branche tauschen neueste Ideen auf der ITB China Conference aus – 700 Einkäufer aus mehr als 300 Unternehmen

2 MAY 17 – ITB China Conference: Mehr Wissen, mehr Erfolg

Weitere Top-Referenten bestätigt: Auf der ersten ITB China Conference geben renommierte Führungskräfte aus der chinesischen und internationalen Reiseindustrie ihr Wissen weiter.

19 APR 17 – Countdown für erste ITB China Conference

Führungskräfte großer chinesischer Reiseunternehmen gewähren Einblicke in den Wachstumsmarkt China.

15 MAR 17 – Die ITB China gibt ihre allererste Partner Airline China Eastern bekannt

Sonderrabatt für den Besuch der ITB China. China Eastern und die ITB China haben am 10. Februar 2017 eine entsprechende Partnerschaftsvereinbarung geschlossen.

2 MAR 17 – Brückenschlag zwischen Ost und West – ITB China 2017 startet mit exklusivem Preview Event

„Brückenschlag zwischen Ost und West“, ein exklusives ITB China Preview Event mit mehr als 60 Journalisten aus China und 15 weiteren Ländern hat heute im JinJiang Tower in Shanghai stattgefunden.

27 FEB 17 – Call for papers: ITB China Startup Award 2017

Bewerbungsschluss ist der 31. März – die Preisverleihung findet am 11.Mai statt – Unternehmen aller Größen und Sektoren können sich bewerben – der Gewinner wird mit einem Stand auf der ITB China 2018 prämiert

21 FEB 17Erste ITB China komplett ausgebucht

Hohe Nachfrage nach Standfläche drei Monate vor dem Event – Registrierung für Fachbesucher ist jetzt offen

1 AUG 16Vize-Präsidentin und Chief Operating Officer des chinesischen Internet-Reisebüros Ctrip gibt Keynote

Präsidentin und Chief Operating Officer des chinesischen Internet-Reisebüros Ctrip in Shanghai hält die Keynote auf der offiziellen Eröffnungsfeier der ersten ITB China, die im May 2017 stattfinden wird.

Exhibitor Press Releases

9 MAY 17 – European Travel Commission: A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

Statement of Eduardo Santander, Executive Director European Travel Commission

European Tourism: Facts and Figures

9 MAY 17 – Chinese Hotel Market Shows Steady Growth Despite Political Turmoil in Korean Peninsula

Tourico Holidays Reports Increase in Inbound and Outbound Hotel Bookings in China

9 MAY 17 – Norwegian launches new global hotels partnership with Expedia Affiliate Network

Airline signs exclusive agreement with EAN’s ‘ for Partners’ product

9 MAY 17 – Myanmar Tourism Federation joins first ITB China

Myanmar Tourism Federation (MTF) will join the first ITB China in Shanghai as an exhibitor. At the ITB, Myanmar Tourism Federation will be joined by two of its partners: Unique Paragon International Travels & Tours and Htoo Hotel Business Unit.

4 MAY 17 – Expedia Affiliate Network launches Deals Finder to drive partners’ online conversion rates and increase brand loyalty

Expedia® Affiliate Network (EAN) has launched Deals Finder, a new tool which surfaces the best available hotel deals for partners to power their marketing campaigns, driving online conversion and increasing brand loyalty.

3 MAY 17 – COTRI: Exclusive Product Launch at ITB China

Official event partner COTRI China Outbound Tourism Research Institute will be launching two new products at ITB China 2017.

2 MAY 17 – SURTREK: South America Meets China at ITB China 2017 in Shanghai

SURTREK, an Ecuadorian firm, will present at ITB China 2017 the very best in Latin American travel opportunities.

2 MAY 17 – Expedia Affiliate Network launches agent booking module for Affiliate Voyager

With the launch of the agent booking module, Affiliate Voyager is another way EAN partners can access EAN’s competitive hotel rates and availabilities in addition to EAN’s API and ‘ for Partners’ template solution.

 28 APR  17 ISO Travel Solutions at ITB China

ISO Travel Solutions will be exhibiting at ITB China in Shanghai, 10–12 May 2017, and furthermore at WTM Connect Asia in Penang Malaysia, 17–19 May 2017.