China International Travel Mart 2013 Opens in KunmingThursday, October 24, 2013
Asia’s largest travel fair, China International Travel Mart (CITM), opened last week in Kunming, the capital of China’s southwestern Yunnan province.
At the opening of the four-day event, Shao Qiwei, Chairman of the China National Tourist Administration, said tourism has become one of China’s pillar industries, and announced that the government plans to deepen reforms to expand win-win international cooperation in the sector.
Sponsored by the tourist administration, CITM has drawn exhibitors from 102 countries and regions and more than 1,000 foreign buyers, mainly from neighboring countries in Asia, the U.S. and Europe. This year’s event offered 1,941 booths for domestic companies and 418 for foreign companies.