Guangzhou, China, July 7- Traveldaily (www.traveldaily.cn), China’s leading online publisher with emphasis on the distribution, marketing and technology trends in the travel and tourism industries, today announced that it will host the 2008 China Travel Distribution & Technology Summit at the InterContinental Pudong Hotel, Shanghai from November 20 to 21, 2008.
“The international travel industry now recognizes that China is the future of their business. It is anticipated that by 2015 China will become the largest domestic travel market, the No.1 travel destination and the No.4 source market in the world. To understand this market and how local consumers are buying travel is increasingly becoming important for the multinational companies who are looking to invest in China or to do business with Chinese companies,” said Eva He, marketing director of Traveldaily.
“Traveldaily is proud to host China’s leading travel distribution conference by bringing distinguished speakers from both Chinese and international travel companies. The feedback from the travel trade is very positive since we started to plan this conference. The Regional vice president, North Asia of IATA will make an opening speech to the delegates. The CEO from China’s top 3 leading online travel companies, namely Ctrip, Elong and Mangocity, have confirmed their roles as speakers, too, at this conference. Senior executives from Expedia, Zuji, Agoda, Sabre, Travelport, Amadeus, Travelsky, Northwest Airlines, British Airways, Air China, China Air Spring, Wego, Qunar, Kooxoo, Accor Hotels and other leading Chinese travel companies have also pledged major support for this conference. By working together with them and our media partners, we are striving to make this conference a great success and create excellent networking opportunities for travel industry professionals.”
The 2008 China Travel Distribution & Technology Summit will be held at the InterContinental Pudong Hotel, Shanghai. The China International Travel Mart (CITM), one of the largest travel trade show in Southeast Asia, will also convene from November 20 to November 23 at Shanghai New International Expo Center.
Distinguished speakers for this conference include:
Baojian Zhang, Regional Vice President, North Asia of IATA
Min Fan, CEO of Ctrip
Guangfu Cui, CEO of Elong
Weixiang Feng, CEO of Mangocity
Scott Blume, CEO of Zuji
Cyrill Ranque, VP, Partner Service Group, Asia Pacific of Expedia
Martin Symes, CEO of Wego（Bezurk）
Adrian Currie, Chairman of Agoda
Fritz Demopoulos, CEO of Qunar
Hua Chen, CEO of Kooxoo.com
Hans Belle, VP of Marketing, Sabre, Asia Pacific,
George Harb, Commercial Director of Travelport, Asia
Larry Liang, Deputy GM of GDS Dept., Travelsky
Markus Keller，Accor Greater China Sales & Distribution Director
Tim Gao, President of Hainan Airlines Hotel Group
Alex Xu, Chairman&CEO of GreenTree Inns Hotel Management Group
Yuezhou Lin, CIO of 7 Days Inn
Sara Janine Thorley, GM of British Airways, China
Fajin Hu, Senior E-commerce Manager, Air China
Sandeep Bahl, GM of China of Northwest Airlines, Inc.
Ningjun Li, GM of IT Dept., China Air Spring
Billy Shen, COO of Byecity.com
Xiaoming Lie, CEO of Tianker.com
Ji Sun, CEO of China Air Service
Yang Lei, CEO of BilltoBill
Tommy Tian, China Analyst of Phocuswright
Janet Tang, CEO of Sinohotel Travel Network(Panel only)
The registration will start from July 2. For more information, please visit the event website.（www.traveldaily.cn/tdchina/en/index_en.asp）