World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is expanding its successful WTM Vision Conference series into Russia and China with WTM Vision – Moscow and WTM Vision -Shanghai.
WTM Vision – Moscow, organised with Travel Media publisher of TTG Russia and TTG Luxury (to be launched in March 2012), will take place in the Russian capital on 19 March in The Ritz Carlton, Moscow. It will focus on growing sector of luxury tourism in the Russian travel market.
WTM Vision – Shanghai, organised association with CBN Travel & MICE and World Travel Online, will take place on 10 May at the World Travel Fair in the Shanghai Exhibition Centre.
World Travel & Tourism Council figures show China is the world’s third largest market for outbound tourists spending around US$55 billion in 2010. China also received 56 million international tourists in 2010 generating US$46 billion.
In September, Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Qishan said the Chinese Government would “double its effort in tourism” because of the industry’s link to social economic development.
“Russia is an obvious country for further expansion as its travel and tourism is one of the fastest growing in the world with a number of Europe’s biggest players starting to take an interest in the market.
“China is another obvious destination for the WTM Vision series, it is already one of the most important outbound and inbound tourism markets. The government has recently reaffirmed its 2009 commitment to tourism being a ‘strategic pillar’ of its policy. This policy and commitment to tourism was lauded at last year’s UNWTO and WTM Ministers’ Summit.”
Source = World Travel Market