The fifth China Outbound Travel & Tourism Market will be held in the China World Trade Center, Beijing from April 22 to April 24, 2009 and a web-based registration system has been set up.
Delegates can go to the website cottm.cn and click on "visitors/buyers register" to preregister, or directly register at prereg.cottm.cn.
As of the end of October 2008, 134 exhibitors from 29 countries or areas had already signed for participation in COTTM09. It is estimated that more than 300 organizations from over 60 countries and areas will attend COTTM09.These exhibitors include: national or regional tourism boards, inbound tour operators, destination management companies, airlines, attractions, hotel groups, cruise companies, and overseas companies dealing with MICE business, of these many destinations that have never sent delegation participating in any other travel fairs in China will attend the COTTM09.
As the only B2B event in China entirely dedicated to the China outbound travel and tourism sector, COTTM aims to offer a communication platform for tour operators, travel agents in the Chinese outbound tourism trade and professionals looking to book MICE products abroad, and global tourism trade professionals wishing to build direct business connections. Since April 2005, COTTM has been held four times in Beijing.
COTTM is organized by Tarsus Group, a London-based media group specializing in exhibitions, conferences, publishing and online media.