The fast recovery of travel and tourism in China was evidenced in 2020 October Golden Week holiday with 637 million tourist, follow by reassurance in 2021 May labor holiday with over 200 million tourist. According to statistics, the number is higher than 2019 where flight booking and hotel booking recorded a 100% increased. China is World's largest outbound source market and highest spender according to UNWTO.
This year, WTM London and China Travel Online joint hands to organize 2021 WTM China Tourism Forum, a high-level event which will take place on 1 November 2021 afternoon 1400-1500pm (London time), at WTM Global Stage, ExCel London. WTM China forum will discuss key issues including major changes in demographic, preferences, China Recovery and Reopening, the "New" Chinese travelers, market updates and what are the most cost effective ways to attract outbound travel trade and millions of Chinese visitors during and post pandemic.
China Tourism Forum during WTM London will benefit destination and travel related business that are keen on attracting Chinese visitors.
Chief Executive Officer
China Travel Online
China Travel Online is the leading China Outbound Travel portal on China wide web with over 100 destinations listed. It connect world travel resources to Chinese operators and professional. The portal mainly introduce destinations, attractions, DMC, hotels, MICE, luxury, shopping and transportation. In 2019, its subsidiary Welcome China was appointed coordinator of "China Pacific Tourism Year" that brought in $4 billion Investment and 200,000 Chinese tourist.
Zhang Jiang Han
China Travel Service Head Office (Shanghai), CITS Group Shanghai
Founded in 2004, CITS is the largest China Travel agency. In 2016, China Tourism Group was established, as a result of merger of CITS and CTS. The new company has become China's largest tourism State owned enterprise with 60 million client annually. Updated 2019, CTG has 43000 employees, with USD$20 billion assets.
Beijing Spring Travel Services
Spring Travel ranked Top 3 largest tour operator in China. It is one of the largest wholesales of outbound travel route from Beijing and Shanghai with over 100 stores, 40 branches nationwide. Spring Travel group also own Spring airlines. Spring Airlines own 102 air craft, that cover both domestic and international flights.