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The World Gathers In Shanghai for World Travel Fair

SHANGHAI, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As a driving force for the global tourism industry, Chinese outbound travel has kept rising during recent years and now tops the market. According to statistics from the China National Tourism Administration ("CNTA"), Chinese outbound tourist figures soared to over 83 million in 2012 and hit 94.3 million in 2013. This market generated USD $102 billion in overseas consumption in 2012.

Considering the increasing of disposable income and the strong business demand, there is no doubt that the leapfrog development of Chinese outbound travel will continue during the next decade. The outbound tourist number is expected to reach 200 million by the end of 2016- an incredible growing rate of 30% year-on-year. Shanghai, the epicenter of China's booming economy and the main gateway to foreign cultures, is the right place for your exposure. It is a market that you cannot miss!

World Travel Fair, the leading travel expo in China staged annually in Shanghai and co-hosted by the Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration and VNU Exhibitions Europe, is a must-attend event showcasing a diverse range of destinations and industry sectors to China's most dynamic markets. It is a unique opportunity for the global travel trade to meet, network, negotiate and conduct business, plus an effective platform for consumer marketing. In 2013, the expo gathered more than 45,000 visitors and over 550 exhibitors from all over the world.

"World Travel Fair Professional" (for trade visitors only) offers exclusive business atmosphere and facilities for travel trade, providing an excellent opportunity for exhibitors to meet business partners and close deals. Exhibitors' business purpose will be entirely taken care of through our concurrent events, diversified buyers, and arranged business appointments.

For public visitors, the World Tourism Carnival is an efficient way to discover the wonders of the world in an all-around way. Exhibitors are encouraged to bring their features, special offers, travel tips and consumer interaction on-site activities. It is also a great opportunity to achieve brand awareness and generate on-site reservations.

For more information, please visit www.worldtravelfair.com.cn, or call us at +86-21-6195-6088/5110-5000 and email to [email protected] / [email protected].

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