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CTW Chinese Tourism Welcoming Award 2024





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The CTW Chinese Tourist Welcome Award has been held annually by COTRI China Outbound Tourism Research Institute since 2004. It has established itself as the leading award programme for the Chinese outbound tourism market, having presented service quality prizes to more than 150 tourism service providers, Destination Management Organisations, National Tourism Organisations, retailers, hospitality, marketing and communication companies among others.

The CTW Award programme and its winners gain widespread exposure each year through a coverage in a wide range of international printed and digital media publications.

The 2024 CTW Award ceremony will be held on May 16th, 2024 during the Guangzhou International Travel Fair (GITF, May 16th to 18th, 2024). GITF is the oldest international tourism fair in China and the biggest in South China. This year, GITF is celebrating its 32nd anniversary and will include again a major international tourism conference organised by COTRI.

Applications are evaluated by a jury of Chinese and Non-Chinese tourism experts. Gold, Silver and Bronze CTW Awards are awarded in five categories each:

• Product Innovation

• Internet/Media

• Service Quality

• Marketing

• Overall Performance



•Certification from the most prestigious award in the Chinese outbound tourism market

•Right to use CTW Award 2024 winner logo in all communication

•Participation in a high-profile awards ceremony during Buyer’s night GITF 2024

•For Gold Award winners: Opportunity to present during Award ceremony

•Media coverage of Award winners in major online and offline media

•Listing among all-time Award winners on COTRI website

• Exposure to key industry partners

• Free application



- Please send your submission of available links, documents etc. together with the form to

- The deadline for applications for the 2024 CTW Award is May 6th, 2024.

- For any further questions and inquiries, please contact us at

- You can also find more information on Youtube:

- For an application form, please contact our staff:

Ms. Vanda Weng




With the gradual recovery of the global economy, the tourism industry is ushering in a new golden era. Against the backdrop of the strong recovery of the tourism industry, GITF2024 is a much larger show with active participation from both domestic and international exhibitors. This year's show has been joined by many travel destinations and organizations from all over the world, including Hong Kong, Macau, Sri Lanka, Azerbaijan, Saudi Arabia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Nepal, Australia, Poland, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden, Ireland, the United States, Canada, Cuba, Peru, Chile, Scandinavia, El Ala, Air Asia, Regent Europe, etc.



Meanwhile, the fair also brought together many domestic cultural and tourism departments/bureaus and cultural and tourism enterprises, including Guangzhou, Dongguan, Zhuhai, Foshan, Chengdu, Chongqing, Chenzhou, Linzhi, Tianjin, Ningbo, Meizhou, Qiannanzhou, Qiqihaer, Zhanjiang, Guangzhou Baiyun District, Guangzhou Nansha District, Guangzhou Panyu District, Foshan Nanhai District, Foshan Shunde District, and Guiyang City Development Group. As well as China Southern Airlines, Canton Tower, GDCTS, Guangdong Huacheng Cultural Tourism Group, Comfort Internatinal Travel Service(GZ), Tieqing, GZL, ZAI Cultural and Innovation, Hong Kong United Tourism, the Pacific Gada, Oriental Pearl Cruise, Yuanjing Information and Technology, Holiday Passage, Xielong Cultural and Tourism, Hong Kong CTS, Ctrip, Foxi Huier Creation, Weitaige, Liangtao Shanxia Creation, Tuxi, and many other cultural and tourism enterprises will be in the travel fair together to create business opportunities.



GITF focuses on the industry, stays close to the market and leads the trend. GITF2024 brings together the latest hotspots in the travel industry, creates innovative hotspot sections, and strives to shape GITF into a high-level platform for showcasing international travel trends. Among them, the Self-driving Tour Zone, Study Tour Zone and GITF Live Streaming Festival are the new sections of this year's fair. In addition, GITF2024 will organize TECT Zone, Intangible Cultural Heritage Zone, B&B Zone, and Sport Tourism Zone, inviting more culture and tourism enterprises to participate and comprehensively displaying their distinctive tourism products and services.



Famous experts from domestic and international tourism industry and representatives of many head enterprises and other heavyweight guests gathered to discuss the future development and trends of new tourism. GITF2024 will hold a series of thematic forums and on-site activities, covering the professional fields of digital culture and tourism, outbound tourism, inbound tourism, museums, study tour, as well as self-driving tour and other professional fields.

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