Despite the fact that global economic recovery has shown to be slow, and that the growth rate of investments in fixed assets has declined, global tourism investment has maintained rapid growth and is driving globalization. What are the latest trends in global tourism investment, and will it continue to grow in the future? What are the new investment opportunities with the developments in innovation and technology and emerging businesses in the tourism industry? What are investment organizations’ intentions with tourism projects?
Tourism cooperation based on the global order of multilateralism has driven the sustained growth of services and trade among countries and has great potential to boost tourism investment. How can government departments work with professional organizations to create more room for investment and the development of tourism projects? What are the opportunities and challenges in tourism investment and in international cooperation?
In recent years, China’s tourism investment has been increased continuously at an average growth rate of over 40%. By 2020, with the total number of trips made by Chinese citizens estimated to reach 6.7 billion, the total revenue of China's tourism industry is expected to exceed 7 trillion Yuan while tourism investment will reach 2 trillion Yuan. Huge demand generates enormous opportunities of investment. What are the industries or projects that may be favored by Chinese tourism investment in the next five years?
With the promotion of the “Belt & Road” initiative and high-speed growth of Chinese outbound tourist flows, investment and M&A by Chinese companies have shown increased significantly. How do Chinese investment organizations evaluate the potential of “Belt & Road” countries? What types of tourism projects will most likely attract investment from Chinese companies?
The assessment of tourism projects and professional valuation on investing companies are critical to both the financier and the investor. Asset-light or Asset-heavy tourism projects, traditional or high-tech tourism companies, mature or start-up enterprises, and different business models will lead to different valuation methods and various investment logic and strategies. Professional experiences and case studies shared by investment funds, tourism investment groups and financial advisory companies will indicate what kind of financing strategies are more conducive to the future of projects or companies.
- Panel Session of Investment Firm Introduction
- Tourism Projects Introduction: Brazil
- Business Meetings with Investment Firms
Global tourism drives international cooperation as well as innovation and development in complementary sectors; as a result, it also acts as a transformative force, creating positive ripple effects that empower communities and improve livelihoods. In essence, tourism is a key element in the realization of a beautiful life for people – enhancing a quality of life that encompasses comfort, security, and happiness.
At this high-level session, leaders from the private and public sectors will discuss how tourism and leisure lead to a beautiful life, enhancing the lives of both the traveller and the local host community. What are the policies, strategies, and products that are optimizing tourism’s transformative force? How has the development and growth of diverse tourism markets, such as adventure, eco-tourism, sports, and wellness, affected the industry both regionally and globally? How are destinations and companies offering experiences that contribute to a beautiful life? What impact will technology and innovation have? How does culture play a role? And as more people cross international borders every day, how can tourism and leisure continue to fulfil their potential?