Despite Relative Slowdown, China Business Travel Market Remains One of Fastest Growing in the World - Investment in Travel Infrastructure Continues
Over the last eight years ITB Asia in Singapore has met with great success, and now ITB Berlin is to launch a second offshoot in Asia, namely ITB China, which starting in May 2017 will be held annually in the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Conference Center.
The flights from United's Asia-Pacific gateway in San Francisco will be the first trans-Pacific service to Xi'an operated by any airline, and United will be the first U.S. airline to serve the city, a destination for commerce and tourism in the central region of China.
The role of tourism in fighting poverty and building peace were the key focus of the First World Conference on Tourism for Development. Opening the conference, Premier Li Keqiang underlined the role of tourism in lifting people out of poverty and the importance of stepping up international cooperation in tourism. The event, organized by UNWTO and the Government of the Peoples Republic of China, gathered in Beijing 1000 participants from over 100 countries.
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