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.
2020年10月的中国黄金周假期创下了6.37亿游客，证明了中国旅业已恢复。随后在2021年5月的劳动假期中目睹了超过2亿游客的消费。据统计，这一数字高于2019年同期，其中航班预订和酒店预订录得100%的增长。根据联合国世界旅游组织（UNWTO) 的数据，中国是全球最大的出境客源市场。WTM中国旅游论坛由WTM London 牵手出境游网举办，在2021年11月1日，伦敦时间下午2点-3点于伦敦Excel London 举办。WTM中国旅游论坛主要讨论中国出境旅游市场，中国游客的需求变化，预计开放时间和市场前景等。
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.
Gemma Greenwood is an experienced journalist, editor, and corporate and crisis communications consultant in the UK, Middle East, and Asia and has earned a reputation as a leading commentator in the GCC travel sector. She supports major hotel, tourism, hospitality, and real estate companies with a wide range of corporate communications services, from content and strategy to PR and crisis training, and is currently editor of several travel sector titles, including the annual ATM Yearbook series.
Hon. Najib Balala
Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, Kenya
Hon. Najib Balala, EGH, assumed the position of the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife in the 2015 government reshuffle. Having also served as Minister for Tourism from April 2008 to March 2012, Hon. Balala holds the record of being the longest-serving Minister in the docket. Hon. Balala has been elected Chairman of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) twice, in 2011 and 2019, and he was the Chairperson of UNWTO Executive Council 2019-2020.
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.
Hon. Edmund Bartlett
Minister of Tourism
Ministry of Tourism, Jamaica
Honourable Edmund Bartlett was first appointed Minister of Tourism in 2007. He has served as Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting, and Culture; Minister of Youth, Sports & Community Development from 1980 to 1989, and as Senator and Opposition Spokesman on various portfolios from 1989 to 2007. He returned to the Ministry of Tourism following Jamaica’s Labour Party victory in February 2016.
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.
Dr Dhananjay Regmi
Chief Executive Officer
Nepal Tourism Board
Dr. Dhananjay Regmi, CEO-NTB, is an eminent mountain geomorphologist and glaciologist. He specialized in environmental sciences from renowned institutions abroad and spent many years researching in Nepal Himalaya. Dr. Regmi has successfully led Nepal’s tourism through the COVID-19 crisis. He is devoted and committed to driving Nepal’s tourism trends towards a sustainable future.