ITE Hong Kong 2020, comprising the 34th ITE (Leisure) & 15th ITE MICE, has been postponed to August 6 to 9, 2020. Designated as the Recovery Edition, ITE will be the first travel fair held after outbreak in Greater Bay Area, which includes China's top cities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, other Guangdong cities and Macau with a combined GDP comparable to the world's 13th largest economy.
With the virus is coming under control and economic activities started resuming in March, mainland China survey results indicate that Chinese may re-start traveling soon. One survey shows 60% of respondents will travel within this year and 45% consider traveling abroad. Another survey done at end of March found over 50% will travel within one to six months after the outbreak; and travel trade survey found 70% drive into sales initiatives once the situation clear. Such strong interest likely indicate a speedy tourism recovery. (Recovery Report available at www.itehk.com)
Of ITE’s 12,000 buyers and trade visitors, some 30% from mainland China and over 60% from Hong Kong. With different peak seasons, the two markets are complementary and thus exhibit a more even distribution of inbound visitors.
In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the organizer of ITE will extend deadlines and provide flexible arrangements to exhibitors who are affected by sudden travel restriction. Measures will also be taken to enhance safety in public health, including wider aisles, temperature taking, wearing of masks, and more scattered seating arrangements for seminars and business appointments, etc.
ITE Hong Kong 2020 will be held in hall 3 of the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.
For more information, visit www.itehk.com
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