CTW Awards

The Chinese Tourist Welcome Award has been organised by COTRI China Outbound Tourism Research Institute since 2004. More than 120 tourism service providers, Destination Management Organisations, National Tourism Organisations, retailers, marketing and communication companies and others involved in the Chinese outbound tourism source market have been awarded with the CTW Award. It is recognised inside and outside China as the most important quality sign for the international Chinese outbound market, with wide coverage in print and electronic media. This year The CTW Award is proud to be a partner again with Ctrip, the largest Chinese Online Travel Agency.

The deadline for applications is April 18, 2019.

CTW Award Winners 2018: 


Gold: Tourism Ireland

Silver: Royal Museums Greenwich

Bronze: City North Hotel / Mustard Seed Oy


Product Innovation

Gold: Tallink Silja Oy

Silver: Federation of Tourism Walloon Brabant

Bronze: Beiwei 55˚


Service Quality

Gold: Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism

Silver: Dan Hotels Israel

Bronze: EETS Budapest / Henri Willig Cheese



Gold: Merlin Entertainment plc.

Silver: Pan Ukraine

Bronze: Schönbrunn Palace


Overall Performance

Gold: World Tourism Cities Federation

Silver: Paris Aéroport Charles de Gaulle / Macao Government Tourism Office

Bronze: Turismo de Portugal

Information and results from last year’s CTW Awards can be found at the following link.


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