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Review on 2008 Beijing International Tourism Expo (BITE)
Review on 2008 Beijing International Tourism Expo (BITE)

2008 BITE opened successfully again at the Beijing Exhibition Center at 9:00 on 19th June. It’s a great ceremony for the 50-day countdown to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games as well. The opening ceremony lasted over half an hour with brilliant performance and excellent speeches that came from organizers, supporting organizations and also the Chief of Beijing Tourism Administration inspired the enthusiasm of the audience.


BITE and the opening ceremony were held in Beijing Exhibition center

The briliant performence on the opening ceremony of BITE

Once inside the exhibition hall, the first and most in your sight are the colorful stands. They have been well designed and built.  And each of them is surrounded by travel trade professionals meeting up with enthusiastic exhibitors.


The well designed Stand of China Business Network and World Travel Online

The top officials of Beijing Tourism Administration attended the News Conference of BITE


The well designed and eyes attracting stand of  Tourism Malaysia

The beautiful stand of Tunisia National Tourism Office attracted many people to visit

China Business Network(CBN)---World Travel Online ( was invited to support this exhibition again. Meanwhile, our World Travel Online also did good promotions for Tourism Malaysia,  which has their own stand and the delegation was led by their Director for North Asia Mr. Wan Zawawi, Starline Travel And Tours Limited, St. Andrews Luxury Golf Tours, Jamaica Tourist Board, Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Blue Book Online, AQP Specialized Peruvian Tour Operator, Mali Tourism Board, Tanzania Tourist Board, Zanzibar Commission for Tourism, Trinidad & Tobago Sightseeing Tour, M&J Travel&Tours, and National Maritime Museum(London), etc.

Further more, Mr.Nana Bonsu, the CEO of Starline Travel And Tours Limited, met over 15 Chinese outbound travel operators on BITE under with help of the staff of CBN and World Travel Online. We're happy to see that, the Chinese outbound travel operators and Starline Travel And Tours Limited have made the preparatory cooperation agreement.


Mr. Nana Bonsu(right), the CEO of Starline Travel and Tours Limitd, had a good communication with the Chinese outbound tour operators

Ms. Bonsu(the 2nd from right), and Christiana F. Mumuni, the Marketing Executive of Starline, took a photo with the Chinese outbound tour operators 

The theme of 2008 BITE is "Experience Beijing, Experience the Olympic", and the Olympic Factor was the highlight of this expo. The travel summit during and after the Olympics was the hot topic for all exhibitors and buyers to the expo.

This expo has attracted overseas exhibitors and buyers from over 80 countries regions and domestic exhibitors and buyers from 25 provinces and Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao, in addition, there were thousands of peers and publics coming to the expo. The whole expo occupied 22,000 square meters. It's much larger than the expo before.

Chinese nationals will make 100 million overseas trips in 2015, compared with the 41 million in 2007 which is almost two and half times increase within 8 years. This confirmation put 5 years ahead of UNWTO initially predicted 100 million mark few years ago hence confirming the even faster growth rate of outbound travel from China. BITE is becoming more and more important as a internation travel platform in China.

Related Chinese News: 2008北京国际旅游博览会精彩回顾


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