Guangzhou International Travel Fair 2014 (GITF 2014) Continues to Lead the Latest Trends of Tourism in China

Press Room > 2013

From the success of this year’s event with exhibitors from 39 countries, the GITF will, once again be held at the China Import and Export Fair next year from February 27 to March 1.

Exhibitors, delegates and visitors can expect an exciting show with new layout and innovative features by the orgnisers Hannover Milano Fairs Shanghai Ltd.

The exhibition area next year, will be divided into International Trade and MICE Hall Domestic Hall and Travel Service Hall. Several enterprises from countries and regions worldwide which include America, Britain, Brazil, Sweden, South Africa, Scotland, Czech Republic, Iran, Maldives, Malaysia and Cambodia have reserved their booths. The proportion of international exhibitors has according to the organisers exceeded 60 percent.

Brazil has confirmed its participation in GITF 2014, as the guest of honour – taking the opportunity to promote and publicise the World Cup 2014 and the Olympic Games of 2016.

Also with China’s favourable policy of granting “72-hour transit without visa” have motivated domestic and international travel agencies and enterprises to take part in the fair.

GITF 2014 will continue to apply the PSA reservation system to match exhibitors with potential buyers. The system enables both exhibitors and buyers to arrange their schedule in advance for the three-day fair.

There will also be the special-buyer plan where the organisers conduct comprehensive examination and evaluation of buyers with high procurement power. This plan was first started in July 2013, and has so far attracted more than 700 special buyers to visit this industry event.

As regards to travel trends, China reported the organisers, has already surpassed Germany and America to become the biggest outbound market. Now with the favourable policies of the government in China coupled with fast growing tourism resources, has also boosted the growth of domestic tourism.

The Guangdong province for example intends to build several high-speed railways connecting Xiamen and Shenzhen, Nanning and Guangzhou, Guiyang and Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Maoming, Shaoguan and Ganzhou, Meizhou and Chaozhou-Shantou region. This transportation system will connect with that of the Pearl River Delta – an economic zone centre of the province. High-speed travel as a tourism resource will be showcased in the GITF 2014.