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EVENTS

2019 Tourism Innovators Conference
2019 TOURISM INNOVATORS CONFERENCE
June 18-21, 2019
For accommodation providers looking for the latest technology and trends. Hear from industry leaders, like-minded businesses and experience entertainment like never before with an exclusive night of the living party at Movie World, plus much more!

Travel Matters
TRAVEL MATTERS
June 26-26, 2019
Travel Matters is the travel and tourism industry’s forum for debating the political and policy issues that matter most to our sector. The theme this year is A Vision for the Next Decade.

Belle Tourism International


Based in Shanghai, BTI’s key executives are leaders in the tourism and hospitality field with several decades of experience working around the world on behalf of the UN World Tourism Organization, World Bank, US AID, and national and state tourism agencies. Most of BTI’s team of international staff live and work in China.

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EVENTS

2019 Tourism Innovators Conference
2019 TOURISM INNOVATORS CONFERENCE
June 18-21, 2019
For accommodation providers looking for the latest technology and trends. Hear from industry leaders, like-minded businesses and experience entertainment like never before with an exclusive night of the living party at Movie World, plus much more!

Travel Matters
TRAVEL MATTERS
June 26-26, 2019
Travel Matters is the travel and tourism industry’s forum for debating the political and policy issues that matter most to our sector. The theme this year is A Vision for the Next Decade.