The market of Chinese outbound tourists got an extremely strong rebound during the 8-day China National Day Golden Week of this year. Here is an example of Shanghai, according to the report of Shanghai Holiday Tourism Work Leading Group Office, there are 44,503 outbound tourists during the national holiday, a 107.4% increase comparing to last year. It reflects a strong consuming ability of Chinese tourists on abroad traveling.
WTF2010 also gets very positive sales due to the influence of World Expo 2010 at Shanghai. Most exhibitors from Philippines, Japan, Switzerland, Australia and etc. have completed their booking, some of exhibitors like Philippines booked more space than past years.
What's new on WTF2010
There should be numerous tourism professionals, NTOs and buyers attending the World Expo 2010. Thus, the organizer of WTF2010 is going to take the exclusive opportunity updating a series of programs to invite them participating in WTF2010, which is expected to see their presenting at next year on WTF. The Hosted Buyer Program has been further enhanced. The WTF2010 Organizing Committee will invite more high quality buyers and help to arrange onsite meeting schedule between exhibitors and buyers.
To learn more about WTF2010, please visit our website on: http://www.worldtravelfair.com.cn
Exhibitors Short News
Tourism Malaysia has being an exhibitor of WTF since the WTF launched in 2004.
Last month Malaysia has once again made headlines by winning the much-coveted Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Grand Award in the heritage category and two other prestigious PATA Gold Awards in the marketing media and education & training categories.
Meet the warm and friendly people of Malaysia and cherish the warm memories here. Be captivated by the country's gorgeous landscape, its varied races and religion, and many wonderful attractions. Grab the chance to visit Malaysia, and be a part of the wonderful culture which has existed since the 14th century.
Philippines - Cebu
Travel + Leisure magazine ranked Cebu as the fourth best, among Asian island destinations in World's Best Awards 2009, a listing of the best hotels, airlines, cruises in islands and cities all over the world.
The awards are based on the American magazine's 14th Readers' Poll survey conducted from mid-January to the end of March this year.
"An unprecedented number of new names and places made their debuts on this year's list, sometimes unseating longtime favorites," says Travel + Leisure editor in chief Nancy Novogrod.
Cebu is also listed in the best island destination in Asia/Indian Ocean in Conde Nast Traveler annual Readers' Choice survey.
Cebu attracts many travelers from different countries, including China which is accessible from Shanghai through twice-weekly direct chartered flight service on China Eastern Air. For more info, visit www.yeexing.com.
SHANGHAI PORT INTERNATIONAL CRUISE TERMINAL
Started from July 2nd, 2006, Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal has been served 105 passenger liners from Shanghai port, 174 passenger liners from guest ports, and 350 thousand passengers totally.
Considering the national guideline of "Regulating and Promoting the Growth of Passenger Liners" coming out this year and the World Expo 2010 in next year, Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal expects to serve 50 passenger liners from guest ports and 68 passenger liners from Shanghai port, which is twice of the number in this year.
Besides, Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal cooperates with several other global companies to joint venture companies like Passenger Liner Travel Consultant and Passenger Liner Travel Agent. The feedback from global passenger liner companies shows positive confidence to Chinese passenger liner vision.
Mediterranean Sea Cruise (MSC)
Nine passenger liners from Italy are cruising in Mediterranean Sea, north Europe, Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, South America, South Africa, and North America.
Recently MSC announced 5 discount sets to enable travelers enjoy grace Italy and modern vacation on the sea.