COTTM, the only business to business show in China dedicated to the China outbound travel and tourism industry. COTTM is entering its 6th year and has become a firm fixture in the industry calendar. Over 200 exhibitors from 50 countries attended to showcase their destinations, travel products and services to a high number of Chinese hosted buyers. COTTM 2009 visitor numbers were up nearly 5% to a staggering 3,258 – all eager to secure the best destinations and deals for the Chinese outbound market.
The Chinese outbound market is growing at a phenomenal rate. China’s outbound tourism market is expected to exceed 51 million tours; a rise of 7% from 2009. As the Chinese economy continues to grow (up 9% in 2008) and private incomes increase, travellling abroad is now becoming a regular part of Chinese life. The World Tourism Organisation predicts that China will be the 4th largest source of outbound tourists by 2020 with a predicted 100 million travellers per year.
COTTM is the only business to business platform for international destinations and companies to introduce their products to the Chinese outbound travel industry. Exhibiting at COTTM is your ticket to the Chinese Outbound Market.
COTTM is supported by a wide range of trade associations such as the National Tour Association (USA), the Pacific Asia Travel Association, the European Tour Operators Association, as well as numerous Chinese and international media partners. We have also partnered with China's top tour operators including Air China, Travel Service Ltd, Beijing Hua Yuan International Travel Ltd., Beijing Jiedajiaqi International Travel Service Co Ltd, and Beijing Utour International Travel Service.
Besides having a well renowned exhibition, COTTM also has a strong focus on education. Key tourism experts complete the high profile panel of speakers present at COTTM, offering practical knowledge, experience and critical information for outbound travel.
Professional involved in booking business travel, Planing & organising meetings, Managing the business travel budget, Setting the business travel budget & policy, Managing business travel policy compliance, Managing the company budgets/expenses generally.
Exhibitors include Inbound Tour Operators, Government Officials, Ministry of Tourism / National Tourist Boards, Travel Agencies, Hotel / Motel Chains, Airlines, Car Rental Companies / Coach Operators, Cruise Lines / Cruise Organisers, International Adventure Travel, Package Tours / Holidays, Business and Incentive Travel, Foreign Language Schools, Travel and Tourism Data Processing, Travel Press, Travel Insurance, Timeshare Properties and Real Estate.