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CITM to cash in on China's tourism boom

THIS year's China International Travel Mart will take place in Pudong's Shanghai New International Expo Center from tomorrow to Sunday.

The four-day event has attracted tourism boards, travel services, hotels, airlines, cruise operators from 95 countries and regions, said the National Tourism Administration today in Shanghai.

The fair will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday.

A total of 2,243 booths have been booked, about 200 fewer than that held in 2008. This is because many exhibitors have just left the World Expo in Shanghai, the administration explained.

"We expect the CITM to keep up the growth momentum of China's tourism sector after the World Expo," said Wang Yan, a spokesperson for the administration.

Wang said the Chinese mainland attracted more than 99 million overseas tourists in the first nine months of this year, up 6.2 percent from the same period last year. Foreign exchange earnings totaled US$33.7 billion, up nearly 16 percent.

Meanwhile, more than 42 million mainland Chinese went on overseas trips, up about 10 percent.


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