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Caribbean and Africa are Highlights in CITM 2013
China International Travel Mart was successfully held in China on October 24-27. The travel fair has drawn exhibitors from 102 countries and regions and more than 1,000 foreign buyers, signing 3,200 contracts.
China International Travel Mart (CITM), the largest professional travel mart in Asia, was successfully held in the Spring City of China, Kunming during 24th -27th October. CITM 2013 has drawn exhibitors from 102 countries and regions that demonstrate the importance of outbound travel from China as foreign destinations and travel companies came to China to attract Chinese visitors and to reach outbound travel trade in China.
China Business Network (CBN) with its awarded travel portal World Travel Online were again invited to attend and also support many foreign tourism promotion authorities and incoming providers such as Turismo Chile, Welk Resorts, Nihao Spain, EBC Tours etc., which successfully drew people’s attention during the exhibition. Among of them, Caribbean joint exhibition and African joint exhibition were highlights because Caribbean and Africa are gradually becoming two favorite tourism destinations for Chinese travelers.
The Caribbean joint exhibition was comprised of Barbados Tourism Authority, Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism, St. Kitts Tourism Authority, and Jamaica Tourism Board. Apart from the natural beauty, rum and spa in Barbados, golf and traditional culture in Dominican Republic, adventures and MICE travel in St. Kitts, famous Reggae singer Bob Marley and “the fastest person” Usain Bolt in Jamaica, all excited tour operators to enquiry.
Another exciting feature was that for the first time to establish African joint exhibition, it was made up of Ethiopia Ministry of Tourism, Rwanda Tourism, Voortrekker Monument, Freedom Park, Zanzibar Commission for Tourism, and Tanzania Tourist Board.Africa is increasingly becoming recognized as a premier venue for a range of outdoor activities, Wild animal safari trip etc., which also attracted a lot of visitors to stop their steps and to get information.

Shao Qiwei, the director of China National Tourism Administration, made a speech in the opening ceremony. He said, Chinese tourists spent more than $102 billion last year on overseas trips, and China become the world's largest outbound tourism consumer. He predicted that Chinese tourists will make more than 90 million trips by the end of this year.

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