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CITM to be held at Shanghai New International Expo Centre

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China International Travel Mart 2018 will be held from Friday to Sunday at Shanghai New International Expo Centre, with presence of 2,245 booths from 107 countries and regions. The mart will be open to individuals on Sunday via online reservations.
A series of business forums, trainings, promotions, releases of new tourism routes as well as cultural activities are expected to be held during the event. The event has become increasingly internationalized since it started in 1998, with around one-third of the booths set up by overseas participants.
Tourism organizations from the European...
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Millennials driving Nigerian tourism boom

Millennials driving Nigerian tourism boom

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Deola Akeju is one of a growing number of Nigerian holiday-makers keen to explore their country, one whose unenviable reputation for violent crime and corruption largely deters international travellers.
This reputation leads to Nigeria losing out on tourism revenues to other countries perceived to be safer such as Kenya, Ghana and the Gambia.
Small, social media-savvy companies like Social Prefect Tours and TVP Adventures are hoping young professionals like Akeju will form a burgeoning market of tourists wanting to discover the natural beauty and culture in their own backyard.
“At first...
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Japan looks forward to attract tourists from the US and Europe and not just Asia

Japan looks forward to attract tourists from the US and Europe and not just Asia

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Japan has gradually emerged to become the world's fastest growing major travel destination. In 2017, a record 28.7 million foreign tourists visited Japan, which is almost 20% more than the previous year. Number of foreign visitors to Japan more than tripled since 2012.
Tokyo considers short-term visitors to be a key source of income that can help offset the long-term structural challenges of a rapidly aging society and population decline.
As key to the nation's growth strategy, the administration of Prime Minister Abe Shinzō has set ambitious targets of 40 million foreign visitors by 2020...
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Record number of foreign exhibitors in The China International Travel Mart

Record number of foreign exhibitors in The China International Travel Mart

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The China International Travel Mart which is the Asia's largest travel fair, opened on Friday in Shanghai. It featured a record number of foreign exhibitors. Participants from 107 countries and regions attended the CITM.
As per the organizer, nearly a third of the booths are occupied by foreign exhibitors. Analysts believe that the 2018 CITM will enhance cultural and tourism cooperation with foreign countries.
Alberto D'Albora, an Italian exhibitor at the CITM said that every year we are seeing new countries and content, as well as meeting new friends at the fair.
The fair has an...
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