Shanghai hosts outbound show

SHANGHAI, 13 November 2018: Shanghai World Travel Fair (SWTF) will be held from 18 to 21 April, 2019, at Shanghai Exhibition Centre.

Organised by Europe Asia Global Link Exhibitions & Shanghai International Convention & Exhibition Corporation, the event is supported by VNU Exhibitions Asia.

Now in its 16th edition, the event is recognised as one of the most influential annual travel exhibitions in China that provides a comprehensive platform for both professional operators and consumers.

In 2018, 750 exhibitors and co-exhibitors from 53 different countries exhibited at the show their attractions, resources and travel services to over 43,000 buyers, trade visitors and final consumers.

The volume of travel packages’ sales conducted on-site by some of China’s largest travel agencies reached RMB 50,925,000 (6.7 million euros).

In 2019, the show strengthen its buyer programme for exhibitors who are targeting tourism buyers and trade visitors in China.  Many of the buyers will come from some of the wealthiest parts of eastern China such as Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing, as well as the fastest growing second tier regions located in the East of China such as Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Anhui.

The show will host a dedicated B2B hall with restricted access for trade visitors only where a one-stop solution will be offered to the audience, with exhibited tourism products varying from destinations, attractions, airlines, cruises and accommodation.An online match making system is available for exhibitors and buyers to schedule meetings. Speed matching activities will also take place during the show to give both exhibitors and buyers.