Published on : Friday, December 29, 2017
On December 1-3, 2017, to take part in the 4th Shenzhen International Tourism Expo, the Marianas Visitors Authority partnered with Century Tours, Shenzhen Professional Int’l Travel Service, and HK Express. This was the first time that the MVA has partaken in the SITE.
China SITE at Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition lured around 420 exhibitors from over 40 different countries and regions, reaching 85,567 expo visitors, comprise trade buyers, other trade representatives, and consumers.
“As the sole professional and authoritative international tourism industry event in Shenzhen, SITE was a great opportunity for the MVA to reach residents of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao and bring some fresh island style to the exhibition,” said MVA managing director Christopher A. Concepcion. “This large geographic area, known famously as the Pearl River Delta, has over 150 million residents so it was important for the MVA to participate to reach this massive audience. We appreciate the strong support of our tourism partners in China, and this exhibition gave us an opportunity to reinforce existing partnerships and exchange views with a wide range of other potential partners in mainland China. We are very optimistic about the future development of the market and will continue to work to make Saipan, Tinian, and Rota the first island destination of choice for the China market.”
Almost 230,000 visitors from mainland China visited the Marianas in last fiscal year, estimating around 35 percent of total visitor arrivals.