IT’S MY WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS

The world’s leading travel influencers and leading destinations under spotlight at ITB China

The IT’S MY WORLD AWARDS ceremony and networking lunch was held on 16 May during ITB China.

The IT’S MY WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS 2019 is organised in cooperation with QYER.com, it recognises innovative tourism destinations, organizations and businesses that present the latest outbound travel trends of Chinese travellers and that are driving the positive transformation of the tourism industry.
For the first time, ITB China also fully devoted a travel experience hub for China’s travel KOLs (Key Opinion Leaders) – hosted by Qyer. David Axiotis, General Manager ITB China, believes that KOLs have a strong influence on Chinese tourists. “Less young Chinese continue to travel with a group and more will travel independently. So, KOLs might provide the perfect inspiration for their next independent travel trip, plus provide inspiration and help travellers discover new destinations on social platforms such as WeChat or Weibo”, said Axiotis.
CaiJinghui,President&Co-founder of Qyer added, “In 2018, nearly 150 million Chinese travellers went abroad, which is a year-on- year increase of 14.7%. Today’s Chinese consumers are younger and in search of personalized travel experiences. With more and more Chinese tourists travel the world and given our partnership with ITB China, we expect to continue exploring the world along with travelers worldwide. We’ll go further, experience differences and witness a bigger world while traveling.”

TOP 10 TRAVEL INFLUENCERS OF THE YEAR
Recognising creative travel solutions

  • Tino-Leung
  • Serena (New York)
  • Andie Kan Shi Jie
  • Bai Yu
  • Zheng Wan Ting
  • Xi Bei Zai Mi Shi
  • Ms. GuoGuo
  • Liu Lang Wan Jia
  • Boss Mi Wo Yao
  • Goya

TOP 10 EMERGING DESTINATIONS OF THE YEAR
Recognising most popular places in terms of culture, unique experience and safety

  • Jerusalem, Israel
  • Fjord Norway, Norway
  • Una River, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Sicily, Italy • Loire Valley, France
  • Marlborough, New Zealand
  • Amman, Jordan
  • Stuttgart, Germany
  • Madeira Islands, Portugal
  • Montserrat, Spain

TOP 10 AMAZING TRAVEL EXPERIENCES
Recognising best travel experiences, trendy but also suitable for the average traveller

  • Tandem Skydiving at Skydive Dubai Palm
  • Wedding in Castle and Romantic Landscape in Scotland
  • The Unique Biodiversity in Galapagos
  • Game of Thrones Filming Locations in Dubrovnik
  • Keep Childhood in Hong Kong Disneyland
  • Enjoy Gourmet in South Africa
  • The Best Adventure in Norwegian Fjords
  • Enjoy the Beautiful Moments with Your Lover in Cotswolds
  • City Walk of the Forbidden City
  • CMP Village in Miaoli, Taiwan

TOP 10 INTELLIGENT TRAVEL TRANSPORTATION PROVIDERS
Recognising best transportation services, including airline, cruise and railway etc.

  • zuzuche.com
  • Emirates
  • Lufthansa
  • Viking Cruises
  • China Southern Airlines
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • Rail Europe
  • West Japan Railway Company
  • Kyushu Railway Company
  • Hainan Airlines

TOP 10 INTELLIGENT LOCAL TRAVEL SERVICE PROVIDERS
Recognising best local travel services, including shopping mall, Financial services institutions and Tax rebate institutions etc.

  • Visa
  • Alipay
  • Changi Airport Singapore
  • UnionPay International
  • China Mobile International
  • Booking.com
  • American Express
  • DFS Group Limited
  • Marriott International
  • Travel Easy

TOP 10 PIONEERS OF TRAVEL & TOURISM
Recognizing great contributions to the travel industry

  • Stephanie Ye
  • Yifan Bai
  • Ya Chen
  • Dunhuang Academy China – Digital Dunhuang
  • Culture & Tourism Administration of Xi’an Municipality – Spring Festival in Xi’an Most Culture and Traditional
  • Coalition to End Wildlife Trafficking Online
  • IP Alipay – Jinli IP
  • World Animal Protection – Elephant Friendly Tourism
  • Muzen – Radio Renaissance
  • Beautiful Touch – Dandelion Bookseats

Photo: Cai Jinghui, President & Co-founder, Qyer