2017 Guangdong Tourism Expo concludes


The 2017 China (Guangdong) International Tourism Industry Expo (CITIE) closed on Sep.10 at the Canton Fair Complex with high number of visitors and record-breaking transactions. During the last three days, the expo attracted over 3,000 exhibitors from 55 countries and areas, and about 500,000 visitors.

It is the first time to set up a host country, Thailand. A total of 55 countries and regions exhibitors, including 35% of European countries, and the long-range destination countries outside Asia, accounted for more than half. More than 200 domestic and foreign tourism agencies from Seychelles, Madagascar, Northern Mariana Islands and other countries for the first time landing in Guangdong expo. The number of new exhibitors will increase by 80% over last year. Under the "Belt & Road" initiative, the Expo will become an open window, the link of friendship, an effective channel for exchanges and cooperation. 


This year, the number of tourism agencies and tourism online operators as well as the privileged tours reaches the most in history. Tourism agencies and tourism online operators gather in the tourist supermarkets, cooperate with spring spa resorts, hotels, airline companies, quality tourism enterprises as well as upstream and downstream enterprises of the whole tourism industry chain, and sell hot tourism gifts and tours of the season and of 2018, which contain about 100,000 airline tickets, tourist attraction tickets,or hotel rooms.

Besides, the expo held several forums and seminars for tourism industry insiders. In the forum on the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, the experts expressed their views on Guangdong’s role and development in promoting its tourism industry.

The next session of the Guangdong International Tourism Industry Fair will be held on September 7-9. Let's expect it together.



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