As the earliest large-scale international tourism exhibition in China, Guangzhou International Travel Fair 2018 (GITF 2018) grandly kicked off at China Import and Export Fair Complex Guangzhou on March 1, and will last till Mar. 3.
With an upgrading layout, GITF 2018 consists of 5 halls of newly launched Tourist Culture and Commodity, International Travel & MICE, Domestic Tourism, Local Travel Agency and Thematic Tourism.
The new model of tourism industry shines GITF 2018
In the Thematic Tourism Hall, a bubble-like translucent room is particularly eye-catching. This bubble bedroom covers an area of about 20 square meters. Different from the concrete structure and traditional narrow tents, this room retains both the starred hotel experience and excited camping fun.
Acturally, this starry lodge is the first bubble house in China. Formed by regenerative plastic to maintain the expansion, the original design concept of the starry lodge to keep human and the environment in a harmony and comfort space. Making full use of the light, environment and nature material, Starry house has become the media for human beings to get closer to nature.
One the other site of Thematic Tourism Hall, Granview Group presents its Grandview natural history museum, aquarium and rainforest pavilion. The Graniew Guangzheng Street also brought Guagnzhou intangible culture heritage performance, such as fishermen songs, lantern handcrafts, embroidery works, and so on.
A mirror of the global tourism market
Attracting 1,029 exhibitors from 53 countries and regions, this year’s exhibition covers a total display area of 36,000 sqm with a 26% increase. Poland, Slovakia, Rwanda, Australia, New Zealand and Tanzania are new participating countries in 2018.
As a leading and influential travel fair in southern China, GITF successfully attracts a big number of countries to tap into China's tourism market by virtue of its high degree of internationalization and diversification. International exhibitors will present a variety of exoticism and the latest overseas travel information at one stage.
Panama is the partner country. Panama, located in the most southern part of Central America, has abundant tourism resource and benefited from stable economic growth for many years. Panama brings along its tourism agencies to display the beautiful country sceneries to China's tourism market.
Integrated tourism showcasing unique culture
As one of the most economically developed regions in China, Guangzhou owns abundant tourism resources and rich source of tourists. In 2017, Guangzhou received 204 million tourists. About 3.46 million of them were foreign tourists, seeing a year-on-year growth of 4.87%.
The debuted Culture and Commodity Hall will focus on local specialties, cultural creative travel products, souvenirs and gifts, making visitors feel the charm of tour culture and art and reappearing the local and folk custom image through tourist commodity. And the premiere urban cultural brand promotion area will be held to promote the international development of Guangfu cultural industry.
Functional forums support the show
A series of professional seminars and forums will be held to explore the latest industrial trend, especially the smart tourism. The “GMIC+GITF Global Intelligent Travel and Tourism Innovation Summit” will integrate superior resources of IT and related industrial capital, fully demonstrating innovation and application of intelligent travel system application platform, product and VR in tourism industry. Experts from travel technology and Internet tourism were invited to analyze current situation of China’s tourism industry and figure out how to use top technologies of big data, mobile, cloud computing and IT to realize the innovative drive of tourism industry.
“Having been held for many years, GITF has left a far-reaching impact on globe, because of not only the important international role of Guangzhou, but also the development motivation of Guangzhou Tourism Industry. In recent years, numbers of eye-catching new tourism patterns have debuted in Guangzhou, among which the trend of integration with tourism has become increasingly obvious. In the future, Guangzhou will upgrade Guangzhou Park and develop tourism highlights and competitiveness.” said by Deputy Director-General of Tourism Administration of Guangzhou, Tan Aiying.