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2011 World Travel Fair Successfully held in Shanghai
The eighth World Travel Fair (WTF 2011), was held successfully in Shanghai between 12th and 15th, 2011.China Business Network (CBN) and its affiliated CBN Travel & MICE and World Travel Online(WTO) were invited to attend this great exhibition again, and recommended many excellent and rich tourism resources.
The eighth World Travel Fair (WTF 2011), sponsored by the Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration was held successfully in Shanghai between 12th and 15th May, 2011. There were about 500 exhibitors from more than 45 countries showing a Global Carnival to nearly 50,000 attendants.
Mr. Dao, the Director of Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration
delivered the welcome speech at the opening ceremony.
As a partner of WTF, China Business Network (CBN) and its affiliated CBN Travel & MICE and World Travel Online(WTO) were invited to attend WTF again, and recommended many excellent and rich tourism resources including the outbound destinations and tourist attractions, such as Argentina Instituto Nacional de Promoción TurísticaBarbados Tourism Authority,Chile Tourism BoardKlagenfurt Tourismus, Madagascar National Tourism Board, The British MuseumThe Roman Baths, Bath, Tourism Council of Bhutan etc., as well as incoming service providers and hotels, such as Aberdare Safari Hotels, Ariau Amazon Towers, Byblos Tourism and Travel Agency, Calamidoro HotelJolley’s Travel & CruisesMitoni Africa Safaris,Surtrek Tour Operator, Turista Internacional, Uniline etc.
Staff of CBN was recommending outbound attractions
and  foreign incoming providers to the travel trade.
CBN brought more tourism resources to WTF 2011.

Following the tourism promotion event of “Experience Croatia, Feel Slovenia” successfully held in Shanghai this April, Croatian National Tourist Board showed in Shanghai again in order to enhance the tourism plan in China during WTF. A great message for all the Chinese tourists is that the Croatian government decided to carried out the visa-free policy again during April 1st – Oct 30th, 2011, which means Chinese visitors with valid Shengen visa are able to travel to Croatia without Croatian visa.
The beautiful scenery of Croatia attracted many visitors. Staff from Quimbaya International introduced
their travel products to visitors.

Quimbaya International,  as one of the most professional  DMC in Latin America, received good reputation among Chinese tour operators. They have been developing travel products in order to meet all kinds of requirements from Chinese visitors. Many people believed that the next 20 years Latin America will be the most popular destination due to World Cup and Olympic Games in Brazil.
Brunei showed itself on WTF for the first time. Grenada is famous for its spices.
Malaysia focuses on the topic of Health. Kenya airline makes Africa trip easier.

WTF has successfully built communicating bridge for travel trade to extend the social circle, build co-operation partnership, and expand new markets. It is reported that there were 16 million visitors for outbound travel in the first quarter in 2011, 16.5% increased than last year. It is estimated that it will be 65 million person/times for outbound travel in 2011.

Relevant news in Chinese: 2011上海世界旅游资源博览会(WTF)掀起出境旅游热,跟风“团购秒杀潮”

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