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COTTM 2012 Highlights Chinese Luxury Travel Market
The eighth COTTM was held in Beijing from April 18 to 20. Over 275 exhibitors from 60 countries attended to showcase their destinations, travel products and services to a high number of Chinese tour operators. Served as the partner of COTTM, China Business Network (CBN) and World Travel Online (WTO) had successfully invited over 300 Hosted Buyers from all around China to attend the COTTM.
The eighth China Outbound Travel and Tourism Market (COTTM) 2012 were held successfully in Beijing from April 18th to 20th. COTTM 2012 was the largest and most influential exhibitions, having attracted over 275 exhibitors from 60 countries and regions.
CBN stand attracted many Chinese tour operators
The Chief Operating Officer--Dr. Adam WU meeting up with the interested foreign tour operators who are looking for the support of CBN's professional service in Chinese market

Served as the partner of COTTM, China Business Network (CBN) and World Travel Online (WTO) were responsible for recruiting over 300 Hosted Buyers from all around China to attend the COTTM 2012. We had recommended many wonderful resources including the outbound destinations such as Argentina Instituto Nacional de Promoción TurísticaBurundi Ministry of TourismChile Tourism BoardPromperu and Proexport Colombia as well as world top tour operators, such as Discovery Travel Costa Rica, EBC Tours, Glory Tours & Safaris Ltd, Ski Dubai & Playnation and TOM Travel GmbH.
Many tour professionals were interested in CBN and World Travel Online
The Director of Ski Dubai & Playnation introducing about their tourist products
Discovery Travel Costa Rica attracted many tour professionals  Tour professional asked Glory Tours & Safaris Ltd for detailed information about their services
The Marketing Sales Director of TOM Travel GmbH
meeting up with Chinese tour operator
The Executive Director of EBC Tours (Spain) Ms.Eider Bueno Canadas explaining to Chinese visitors about their services

It was the first time for Slovenia Tourist Board and Croatian National Tourist Board to display on the joint stand on the COTTM. The marketing manger of Slovenia Tourist Board Ms. Karmen Novarlič said: "Slovenia is a magnificent destination for Chinese tourists. In recent year, the overnight stays from Chinese tourists, especially business travelers, have increased by 30%-50%." Further more, the number of Chinese tourists to Croatia has surged 70% in 2011. Therefore, these two countries have much more focused on Chinese market this year. 
 Slovenia and Croatia  joint stand was very popular

To meet the demand of high-end travel market, COTTM 2012 has set up a new exhibition centre focusing on Chinese luxury tourism. A large number of exhibitors from 70 countries and regions showcased their products and services. WTO also introduced a number of luxury tourism resources, such as: Dwór Oliwski Hotel, Exclusive South America, Jameson Distillery Tours, Marqués de Riscal, More Travel, and Panama Perfect, etc.
According to China Tourism Academy (CTA) statistics, over 70 million Chinese tourists traveled overseas in 2011, up 22%; and the number is expected to soar to about 78 million by 2012, reaching the new record of overseas travel expenditure of 80 billion. By the end of this year, China is expected to become the world's largest outbound tourism market. 
World Travel Online reporting from Beijing

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