Tuesday, 12 June 2018


Travel Trade Market, organized by EAGLE, company of Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) and VNU Exhibitions Asia, will take place in Chengdu, CHINA, 5-7 September 2018

Rimini, 12th June 2018 - EUROPE ASIA GLOBAL LINK EXHIBITIONS (EAGLE) - a company of Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) and VNU Exhibitions Asia - and China Outbound Tourism Research Institute (COTRI), world´s leading independent research institute for consulting, research, information, training, and quality assessment relating to the Chinese outbound tourism market, entered into a cooperation agreement related to EAGLE´s newest travel show, Travel Trade Market (TTM), scheduled to take place in Chengdu from 5th to 7th September 2018.
The cooperation will consist of a series of events organized by COTRI during the TTM show with the purpose to promote several European destinations to the second tier cities in China in the light of the EU - China tourism year (ECTY) initiative as well as a set of mutual promotional activities and cooperation on show´s Chinese buyer program.
´We are excited to cooperate with COTRI in our path to build a professional international marketplace in the heart of some of the fastest growing tourism markets in China. COTRI´s vast industry knowledge and unique expertise in the China outbound travel market incorporated inside our platform can certainly add valuable content to the show and offers a great promotional tool available to destinations that are trying to enter into these new China markets.´ – said Mr. Emanuele Guido, Chairman of EAGLE and International and National Business Development of IEG.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt FRGS FRAS, Founder and Director of COTRI said: ´With both EAGLE´s China based shareholder and COTRI having worked in China for well over a decade each, the cooperation of two such experienced industry players represented the next logical step to take. We have chosen the Travel Trade Market event in Chengdu as an optimal opportunity for our first collaboration, given that Sichuan capital is the most dynamic city in China today.´

Travel Trade Market (TTM) - a show organized by EAGLE and supported by the Chengdu Tourism Bureau is a B2B show that covers both INBOUND and OUTBOUND tourism sectors in China. It is a gateway to enter the fastest growing tourism markets in the second tier cities of China, with enormous potential and yet not crowded by the competition as the first tier cities. The show gives international exhibitors the opportunity to meet some of the most qualified tourism buyers of the Central and Western parts of China and at the same time puts together the Chinese destinations and inbound tourism operators with buyers from all over the world, fully hosted by the show.

Chengdu Travel Trade Market together with TTG TRAVEL EXPERIENCE (the most important tourism marketplace in Italy) and Shanghai World Travel Fair (the largest travel show in the Eastern part of China) are part of a network created to facilitate the communication within the world tourism industry, as an added value to its customers and partners worldwide.

For more information about the shows visit:

Travel Trade Market: September 5-7, 2018, Chengdu, China www.ttmchina.com.cn
TTG Travel Experience: October 10-12, 2018, Rimini, Italy www.ttgincontri.it
Shanghai World Travel Fair: May 2019, Shanghai, China www.worldtravelfair.com.cn

EAGLE – EUROPE ASIA GLOBAL LINK EXHIBITIONS was established in 2017 in Shanghai, China as a joint venture between two important European trade fair organizers, Italian Exhibition Group and VNU Exhibitions Asia. The partnership was born as a joint strategy to serve the internationalization mission of both enterprises with the purpose to create strong exhibitions and promotional links between Europe and the Chinese and Far East markets. The joint venture´s business plans aim to support the expansion process of companies of different sectors, with already launched projects in the tourism, hospitality and wellness sectors.

COTRI China Outbound Tourism Research Institute is the world´s leading independent research institute for consulting, research, information, training, and quality assessment relating to the Chinese outbound tourism market. COTRI is a privately organised, independent institute registered in Germany. In addition to the head office in Hamburg, Germany, COTRI has a Chinese office based in Beijing and COTRI Country Partners located in countries around the world, providing local services in more than 50 countries. COTRI was established in 2004 by its director Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt, a sinologist and professor for International Tourism Management with more than 35 years of practical and academic experience in Chinese tourism.

Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A. (IEG) is Italy´s first trade fair and convention organizer for profitability and for events organized directly and owned by the organizers, with the Rimini and Vicenza expo centres, Rimini´s Palacongressi and Vicenza Convention Centre. The group, which is presided over by Lorenzo Cagnoni, with Matteo Marzotto as vice president and Ugo Ravanelli as managing director, closed 2017 with a consolidated turnover of 130.7 million Euros, a EBITDA of 23.2 million and a consolidated net profit of 9.1 million. IEG has 59 expos in its portfolio, (including the Food & Beverage, Green, Technology, Entertainment, Tourism, Transport, Wellness, Jewellery and Fashion, Lifestyle & Innovation sectors), and a total of 280 events and congresses. In 2017, IEG attracted a total of 15,649 exhibitors and 2,648,675 visitors, at its Rimini and Vicenza-based exhibition and congress facilities. IEG operates worldwide, with branches in the United Arab Emirates, United States, China, India and South America. www.iegexpo.it

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Silvia Giorgi, international press manager silvia.giorgi@iegexpo.it

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