The Bahamas have been confirmed as the Official Island Travel Partner for the upcoming ITB China, set to take place from 15 – 17 May 2019, in Shanghai.
For the very first time the archipelagic nation will join China’s B2B travel trade show with a dedicated Bahamas pavilion to explore all of their islands and do business with Chinese buyers.
Under the heading “The Islands of The Bahamas - The Perfect Island Travel Destination” visitors can find out more about the ecological oasis in a dedicated keynote speech which is held on 16 May 2019 (ITB China Day 2) from 1 to 1.20 pm in the presentation hub in the conference area of hall 1.
Island travel is on the growth path. Chinese travelers continue to hone their conception of leisure due to rapid urbanization in the country as the ITB China Travel Trends Report revealed. Among the chosen foreign holiday options, island travel products remain in high demand, as has been the case for years. The market size of island trips exceeds RMB100 billion (approximately USD 14.9 billion) and travel companies are reporting an expected compound annual growth rate of 35 percent in the next three years.
The Bahamas is sprinkled over 100,000 square miles of ocean, starting just 50 miles off the coast of Florida. It comprises 700 breathtaking islands, over 2,000 rocks and cays, and boasts the clearest water on the planet with a visibility of over 200 feet. Travelers can see their toes as easily as they can the world’s third largest fringing barrier reef.