CITS Supplier Meeting 2016: Networking at high seas

Daniela Kurz
10 October 2016

This year’s China International Travel Service (CITS) supplier meeting was held from September 14 – 20 on the cruise liner “Ovation of the Seas”. Our Asia department - represented by Mrs Xiao Rong Scherpke and Mrs Rebecca Ma (Sales Representative Beijing) - participated in the event to discuss the latest trends and developments as well as the challenges and difficulties of the Chinese travel market.

During the main sales meeting on September 15, the colleagues of the CITS held interesting lectures on the topics of market and product development; the problem of price competition was also discussed. In addition, a strategy to prevent price competition was presented. The main decision-making criterion should no longer be the price, but rather factors such as originality or detailed program elaboration. Thus, when it comes to tenders, the CITS will primarily consider these decision-making criteria.

Of course, Xiao Rong and Rebecca used the opportunity during their attendance at the 2016 CITS Supplier Meeting to maintain business contacts and do some networking.

After six days on the high seas and a suitcase filled with new ideas, business contacts and many positive impressions, Xiao Rong and Rebecca returned to Vienna and Beijing, where they are already devotedly working on implementing their thoughts and experiences.

We are looking forward to continue our successful cooperation with our long-lasting partner CITS.