SINGAPORE – Agoda.com, one of Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), has announced early bird hotel deals in Guangzhou, China to prepare for the 115th China Import and Export Fair. Huge crowds of importers, exporters, and manufacturers from around the world come for the region’s biggest trade fair.
The twice-yearly event – more commonly called the Canton Fair – started in 1957. The growth in the fair has matched the Guangzhou’s growth as a city. The city has boomed over the last few decades to become the third-largest in China and one of the world’s major hubs for manufacturing, trade, and commerce. The Canton Fair is of vital importance to a great number of businesses from around the world. All of which sparks a boom in hotel demand – especially at Fair time.
The event will take place over three 5-day phases at Guangzhou’s huge Pazhou Complex: Phase 1: 15-19 April; Phase 2: 23-27 April; Phase 3: 1-5 May. Over 380,000 sq.m. of exhibition space is available with vendors from every industry imaginable. The previous session, which was held in October and November of 2013, saw almost 60,000 booths serving over 189,000 buyers who collectively spent nearly USD $32 billion, and the 115th session promises to offer even more variety.
Guangzhou itself is also well worth visiting. Part of the vibrant Pearl River Delta region, the giant urban sprawl is a regional hub of tourism, real estate, education, finance and politics. It was named as a Beta World City by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. Visitors can explore Guangzhou’s many cultural attractions, historic architecture, fabulous shopping, and of course, authentic Cantonese cuisine. The hotels below are not only available to fair delegates and guests, but also tourists who want to head to the energetic city to see a great example of 21st century China.
Click here for a list of hotels that will put you right in the middle of the action and provide a front-row seat to this great event. The early bird gets the worm, and these specials are only good if booked before 17 March, 2014. Act fast!
To learn more about the Canton Fair, visit their website at http://www.cantonfair.org.cn/en/