CTS Destination Management
China Travel Service (U.S.A.), Inc. was established in the United States in 1982 and it is one of the 20 overseas offices of China’s number one travel group, China Travel Service (Holdings) Group Hong Kong Ltd., which is headquartered in Hong Kong since 1928. Its parent company, China Travel International investment Company (CTII) is a public company registered in Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The group owns and manages its own tourist infrastructures in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland, such as hotels, golf courses, theme parks, bus companies, exhibition centers, etc.
The company was engaged first in leisure travel businesses helping foreign tourist going to China and later, in the 1990s, the Chinese people going abroad. It has now over 300 domestic offices in the Chinese mainland cities, 39 branch offices in Hong Kong and 20 offices in 15 countries worldwide.
Destination Management Advantage
Since the beginning of the 21 century, international events such as meetings, conventions, exhibitions and incentive groups started going to China and many Chinese events are also going to the world. China Travel Service offices in the major Chinese MICE cities, including some overseas offices have all set up special company or department engaging specifically in the destination management business, providing supporting services to meeting/ convention organizers, exhibition planners and incentive houses by using the advantage of its wide network all around, as well as its Our international team abundant tourist resources, historical relations with governments at all levels and at home and abroad, long term cooperation with international and local airlines, local destination knowledge and expertise.
The U.S. Destination Management Office
The U.S. office is located in Los Angles with one branch office in San Francisco. It is an independently registered company in California. Its main office is located in Los Angeles and it is an active member of the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau. It helps to provide destination management to events from China to the U.S. with their knowledge on U.S. Destinations and their special knowledge on the customs and various kinds of need by their Chinese clients.
On the other hand, because of their long time focus on China as a single destination, they posses tremendous knowledge on the Chinese cities where suitable for all kinds of MICE activities. Working hand in hand with their Chinese destination management network, they provide adequate destination management information and solutions for the U.S. based meeting/convention planners, exhibition organizers and incentive houses, providing handy and seamless supports. The fact is that once you build up your contact with China Travel Service (USA), Inc., you have actually build up your connections with the over 300 local CTS offices with their localized knowledge and supports.
Our mission is to help promote the friendly exchanges between the Chinese and U.S. governments, associations, enterprises and peoples through international meetings, conventions, trade exhibitions and incentive programs in either U.S. cities or Chinese cities. Our task is to assist event organizer and planners with our destination knowledge and professional and local expertise.
Our daily operations are focused on our assistance to Chinese and American clients in translating any idea for an event into reality. The strong connections we have developed in Hong Kong, Macau and the Chinese mainland enable us to assist clients in building business connections through meetings, conventions, exhibitions and special events, as well as to arrange trade missions and organize incentive groups effectively and successfully.
Our Specialized Team
China Travel Service (USA), Inc. has two special teams serving the destination management needs. One team is in charge of inbound from China to the U.S. and the other is for the outbound from the U.S. to China. They are headed by our senior managers who served these two magnificent destinations for over 20 years. The teams are composed of highly creative professionals with extensive hands-on experiences. Thanks to our vast existing partnerships with airlines, hotels, government bodies, trade show appointments, visa processing capabilities, etc., we provide all kinds of logistics for various MICE needs in both USA and China, including Hong Kong and Macau, which ensures our clients trouble-free solutions for their events and trade missions in the U.S. and Chinese cities.
Our Honors & Qualifications
- Membership of Los Angeles Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Membership of China National Tourist Association
- Member of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA)
- Member of the International Airlines Travel Agent organization (IATA)
- Member of the California Better Business Bureau since 1999 (BBB)
- Preferred Agent of the Chinese Export Commodities Fair since 1990
- Preferred Agent of Shanghai East China Import and Export Commodity Fair since 1997