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Ctrip.com International Ltd.

Ctrip provides comprehensive travel services to over 300 million registered members through its websites, apps, and multilingual customer contact centers.

The company specializes in hotel and flight bookings, package tours, and corporate travel management. Ctrip is China’s leading travel service provider, which began its initial public offering on the NASDAQ in December 2003.


Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Within the German government, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is responsible for Germany's official development policy. The BMZ's task is to determine the objectives of German development policy, to negotiate with about 80 partner countries worldwide regarding bilateral cooperation, and to play a part in shaping multilateral cooperation. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations constitutes the international framework for Germany's development policy. A special focus for the BMZ is creating better opportunities in the countries where refugees originate. Other important topics are global food security, sustainable economic development and climate action. The Ministry has its headquarters in Bonn and Berlin. The BMZ also has some staff seconded to German embassies in its partner countries and to international organisations. For the implementation of its projects, the BMZ relies on the following organisations among others: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), KfW Group, and Engagement Global – Service for Development Initiatives.

Tourism in development cooperation

Sustainable development through tourism is – not only due to its economic potential – also a field of activity in development cooperation. In total, three projects that focus on tourism and about fifty projects that have tourism components are currently being implemented. In the area of tourism, the BMZ seeks to utilise the potential of tourism for sustainable economic development while minimising any negative impacts on for example the global climate or the environment. The fundamental principles of German development cooperation, such as gender equality and social justice, are always taken into account. Promoting vocational training in the tourism sector is another important element of the BMZ's work.


mc Group

mc Group is the No.1 agency in Germany and in Europe.
Moreover, mc Group is also pioneering in tourism-promotion in the world market, with references in more than 40 countries (AbuDhabi, Bulgaria, China, Greece, India, Malta, Turkey etc.). mc Group provides 360° integrated communication services, including strategic planning (such as market research, online survey, pre-testing), public relations, advertising and media, event management, corporate publishing, TV-production, as well as sport-, youth-, and music-marketing.

Besides, the Global Translate agency of mc Group handles translation projects in numerous languages and guarantees in-depth knowledge of global target markets.