“Despite a global downturn that has been impacting the world economy since late 2008,China remains the hotspot of world’s travel market by achieving 12% growth rate for the first half of 2009, measured by number of domestic travelers. China’s domestic air traffic also achieved over 20% of growth rate on a year-to-year basis,” said Eva He, event director of TravelDaily, “The China Travel Distribution Summit 2009 will be a gathering of some of the world’s and China´s leading travel industry leaders and executives to discuss core issues affecting the travel industry and how the travel organizations can partner together to improve market share, to collaborate in revitalizing the travel and tourism sectors as well as to seek out implementable solutions that can help transform, drive efficiency and improve bottom-line performance for the travel industry. By working together with PhoCusWright, the world’s leading research authority for the travel industry, we are confident we can create a truly interactive and inspiring event for the travel decision-makers.”
China-The Future Beckons is the theme of the 2009 China Travel Distribution Summit. TravelDaily conferences are now regarded as the most prestigious industry events by Chinese travel professionals and global travel companies who are interested to invest in China.
Distinguished speakers for this conference include:
Min Fan, CEO, Ctrip
Guangfu Cui, CEO, eLong
Robert Bailey, CEO, Abacus International
Glenn D. Fogel, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, Priceline
Cyril Ranque, Vice President of Partner Service Group, Expedia Asia Pacific
Philippe Garnier, Vice President Sales--Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide
Maria Taylor, Vice President Distribution, Asia Pacific, Accor Hospitality
Sandeep Bahl, General Manager of China, Delta-Northwest Airlines
Mark Arxhoek, Regional Sales Director-Greater China, Air France KLM Group
Christina Siaw, CEO, Macau.com
Ram Badrinathan, General Manager of PhoCusWright, Asia Pacific
Michael Ruan, COO, iResearch Consulting Group
Hongfe Li i, Duputy General Manager, AMEX Business Travel China
Fajin Hu, Senior E-commerce Manager, Air China
Yu Gong, President & COO, Beijing U-Message Co. Ltd (China Mobile 12580)
Dongming Xiao, General Manager of e-commerce, Best Tone Information Service
Yuchuan Zhang, Deputy General Manager of Telbanking Service, China Merchant Bank
Hao Wu, General Manager, Daodao (TripAdvisor China)
Fritz Demopoulos, CEO & Co-Founder, Qunar.com
Phanindra Sama, CEO, Redbus.in
Yuezhou Lin, CIO, 7daysinn Group
Zhiwen Huang, Vice President, Mangocity
Zinan Liu, Managing Director of China, Royal Caribbean Cruise
Senior executive from Star Cruise
Weijun He, CEO, Topone Car Rental
Stefan Steinhauer, General Manager of Greater China, Sinorent
Ji Sun, General Manager, China Air Service
The 2009 China Travel Distribution Summit will be held at the Interlaken OCT Hotel Shenzhen from Dec. 2-3, 2009. The conference is now open for registration and the super early bird rate will be valid through Oct.25.
For more information, please visit the event website.
TravelDaily (www.traveldaily.cn) is China´s leading online publisher and event organizer focusing on distribution, marketing and technology developments in the travel and tourism industries.
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PhoCusWright (www.phocuswright.com) is the travel industry’s research authority on how travelers, suppliers and intermediaries connect. Independent, rigorous and unbiased, PhoCusWright fosters smart strategic planning and tactical decision-making.