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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The European Commission (DG GROW) is seeking to provide limited and targeted financial support for a number of relevant actions and events organised by tourism-related organisations with a European dimension and in line with the ECTY objectives.

Deadlines for submission:

  • 15 May 2018 (for actions between August and December 2018)
  • 15 June 2018 (for actions between October and December 2018)

For further information, please visit the official website of the European Commission HERE.

TRADESHOWS – COTTM 2018

Now entering its 14th year, COTTM is regarded as the industry’s most important platform and remains the only business to business event that focuses purely on the burgeoning outbound market. A dedicated Europe Pavilion will be showcasing a multitude of European tourism products and destinations.

COTTM will take place from 16-18 April 2018 in Beijing.

TRADESHOWS – ITB China 2018

ITB China, official partner event of ECTY, is a three-day B2B travel exhibition exclusively focused on the Chinese travel market. The event brings together more than 850 top buyers from Greater China with industry professionals from all over the world. A dedicated Europe Pavilion will be showcasing a multitude of European tourism products and destinations.

ITB China will take place from 16-18 May 2018 in Shanghai.

Interested in being an exhibitor? Online registrations are now OPEN.

Watch last year’s impressions here.

TRADESHOWS – GTEF 2018

As an international exchange platform, Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) promotes sustainable development of the global tourism industry with a focus on China, engaging public and private sector stakeholders from around the world.

GTEF will take place from 23-24 October 2018 in Macao.

Please express your interest to receive updates on GTEF 2018 here.

Watch an introductory video here.

TRADESHOWS – CITM 2018

The China International Travel Mart (CITM) is an annual event that is held in Kunming and Shanghai alternately. As the largest professional travel show in Asia, it has drawn the attention of people in the tourism industry worldwide.

CITM 2018 will take place from 16-18 November 2018 in Shanghai.

Please express your interest to receive updates on CITM 2018 here.

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PARTNERSHIPS IN EUROPEAN TOURISM – Shanghai

The influence of film and TV is especially pronounced in the Chinese market. Analysis of online activity among Chinese visitors demonstrates that film and TV shows drive travel decisions.

Want to engage with the Chinese market to promote, develop or exchange your TV & Film-related offer? Learn more and submit your interest to receive updates on the Shanghai event here.

The event will take place in November 2018. Registration applications open June 2018.

PARTNERSHIPS IN EUROPEAN TOURISM – Chengdu

Among Chinses visitors, many parts of Europe are associated with the word ‘romantic’. The Chinese wish to travel is suggested to be a wish for a common experience of togetherness and family happiness. Travel destinations with romantic connotations in Europe will be the preferred places to visit.

Want to engage with the Chinese market to promote, develop or exchange your Romantic Tourism offer? Learn more and submit your interest to receive updates on the Chengdu event here.

The event will take place in December 2018. Registration applications open September 2018.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS –
Thematic transnational promotional campaigns

The European Travel Commission (ETC) is seeking to co-invest into the most creative thematic transnational promotional campaigns conceived, developed and executed by a consortium of partners to raise China’s awareness of Europe as a travel destination. Selected promotional campaigns will receive co-funding from the European Travel Commission, with the financial support of the European Union.

Deadline for submissions:  9 April 2018

EU-China Light Bridge

The EU pillar of the Light Bridge was built on Friday 2 March 2018 and Saturday 3 March 2018 when landmarks around the EU shone in red, the main colour of the Chinese flag.