China National Tourism Administration has published the names of the first batch of joint venture travel agencies approved to operate outbound travel business in China.
The three agencies are TUI China Travel Company, CITS American Express Business Travel, and JTB New Century International Tours Company. These three were selected from 14 joint venture agencies that had applied to operate outbound travel business in China.
In August 2010, CNTA and the Ministry of Commerce jointly published a document on the supervision on joint venture travel agencies in the outbound travel business. This is expected to enrich outbound travel products and improve the level of travel management.