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  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019
  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • Memo
  • Italy Arena - Pav. A5
  • Wolfgang Georg Arlt Founder and director of COTRI China Outbound Tourism Research Institute

The Chinese outbound tourism source market continues to grow, but also to develop into an increasing number of market segments with specific needs and expectations. After the first wave of sightseeing and shopping round-trips, the second wave of Chinese travellers look for experiences and immersion into the local culture, if only for a short period of time. "Customisation" is the buzzword of 2019 in the Chinese market, and themed tours to new destinations become more important. The presentation will highlight the major new developments of the coming years, based on the CTT China Tourism Training of COTRI and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.


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 was established in 2004 by its director Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt FRGS FRAS, a sinologist and professor in international tourism management with more than 40 years of practical and academic experience in Chinese tourism. COTRI’s main goal is to enable private companies and public institutions all over the world to offer successfully high quality travel, tourism, and leisure services for Chinese visitors according to their specific expectations and demands. For more than 15 years, COTRI has worked for multiple governments, companies, and international organisations on every continent, and is a source of information for international and Chinese media including CNN, BBC, Bloomberg, The Economist, The Financial Times, South China Morning Post, China Daily, and many more.