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Review of COTTM 2007 Beijing
Review of COTTM 2007 Beijing

2007 China Outbound Travel & Tourism Market (COTTM07), held in China World Trade Center Beijing, was closed on May 16th with great success. Now in its third year, COTTM (formerly BITTM), the only dedicated business-to-business outbound travel event in China, has attracted more than 2500 professional audience and travel managers from all over the country with more than 400 hosted buyers, 200 exhibitors and from over 40 countries attended, as confirmed bythe end of the show statistic shows. 

China Business Network and World Travel Online (www.lvyou168.cn) participated the event with special invitation from the COTTM organisers as media supporter and also provided support for inviting over 400 hosted buyers from all over China.

   

Well decorated and eye-catching stands of China Business Network and World Travel Online

 Clients are having in-depth discussion with senior officers of China Business Network

“Chinese Tourists Welcome Awards” took place during COTTM

COTTM was enhanced by the ceremony of “Chinese Tourists Welcome Awards” on the very first day (May 14th) of the exhibition. The CTW Award has been recognized inside and outside China as the most important quality sign for foreign destinations and incoming service and products providers serving the fast developing Chinese Outbound market. The Awards has wide coverage in print and electronic media both in China and overseas. Winners are chosen for their in-depth understanding and good preparation for welcoming Chinese visitors. Among this year's winners China Business Network was awarded for the “Overall Performance” reflecting the dedicated works that CBN has been providing in supporting the outbound travel from China and also in helping many foreign tourism promotion authorities and commercial companies in the receiving destinations. Not surprisingly six of CBN's clients have also won CTW Awards in various catergories i.e. Puerto Rico Tourism Board, Hard Rock Café, Tanzania Tourism Board, African Network Travel and Tours, Starline Travel and Tours and Malaysia Tourism Board ...

   

China Business Network was awarded for Overall Performance in supporting outbout travel from China

The Operations Director, Dr. Adam Wu was invited to give a Presentation during the award ceremony


African Travel Destinations Strengthen Contact with Chinese Outbound Travel Market

Prior to the fair, COTTM has confirmed the new partnerships with African Tourism Association (ATA) which hopes to enhance their contacts and understanding with Chinese tourism industry. In that case, more than 20 African countries combined and promoted African destinations in the fair including tourism boards, tourism operation groups, hunting travel agencies, hotel groups from different African countries such as Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Kenya, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

   

Head of Marketing of Mali National Tourism Office apraciating practical supports that CBN provided for their eleven hours decision of attending the COTTM

Mrs. Mary Lazet-Dadzie, the Managing Director of African Network Travel & Tour based in Gahna but covering the entire West Africa, highly praised the fair and the practical supports that CBN provided to them, said the show created an ideal platform where global and local industry professionals meet, discuss and contract the upcoming seasons. She has met many key decision makers of different Chinese tour operators and tour operation companies and set up contacts. It’s the first step of reaping the huge business potential from the Chinese Market.

   

Two key tour operatos from Ghana, Starline Travel and African Network dicuss with Operations Director of CBN, Dr. Wu about their next step in developing Chinese market

Mrs. Lazet-Dadzie of African Networks introduces their tourism services to interested Chinese outbound tour operators


“Unique Caribbean Tour” launched by Puerto Rico Tourism Company

During the COTTM of this year, Puerto Rico Tourism Company created a special stand of “Unique Caribbean Tour” with the assistant of World Travel Online. Contemporary theme of "Puerto Rico - Explore beyound the shores" demonstrated activities in beaches, unqique dinning experince, outdoor sports, combined with mixed cultures from South America, Europe and Africa.  The sta
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