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Jin Jiang International Hotel's Senior Vice President of Marketing & Sales is Appointed as the Supplier Lead for the GBTA China Board

SHANGHAI, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world's premier business travel and corporate meetings organization, have recently announced the appointments of their Advisory Board members for the GBTA China Chapter, which is made up of high level corporate travel management experts from local and international companies within the region. Ms. Cinn Tan, Senior Vice President Marketing & Sales of Jin Jiang International Hotels, was appointed to be an advisory board member to lead the supplier team.

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Tan brings with her, overall, more than 20 years of international hospitality experience, and has been working in China for over 15 years. Tan stated, "I am honored to have been invited to head the supplier team within the board and to be chosen alongside respected executive experts from the corporate travel management industry in China. As a member of the board I will strive to best represent the interests of the supplier members of GBTA China, and I look forward to having this great opportunity to contribute my experience towards the growth and development of the corporate travel industry in China."

Commenting on Tan's appointment, Mr. Welf Ebeling, GBTA Vice President APAC stated, "I am very pleased to have the support of such an experienced hotel professional as Cinn Tan. In her board position as 'supplier lead' she is not only representing the interests of the GBTA China supplier members but is also working hard to create a better understanding between buyers and suppliers in their contract negotiations."

Jin Jiang International Hotels will be partnering for the second consecutive time with GBTA during its annual GBTA China Conference 2014, to be held from 31 March - 2 April in Shanghai, China. As the main sponsor for the conference, Jin Jiang International Hotels will host the event at their iconic flagship heritage hotel, the Jin Jiang Hotel, in central Shanghai.

For more information about the GBTA Conference China 2014, please visit: http://www.gbta.org/AsiaPacific/ChinaConference/Pages/default.aspx

About Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company Ltd.

Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company Ltd. (Jin Jiang International Hotels), the largest star rated hotel management company in China, has a portfolio of over 123 distinctive star rated hotels with a room inventory of over 35, 000 hotel rooms spread across 77 cities in China. Under the Jin Jiang branding concept, the company has a new premium "J" hotel brand, five star properties which include the renowned heritage collection and their four star Jin Jiang properties.

The company is part of Jin Jiang Hotels Group, the leading and largest hotel management group in China, and together with their sister company Jin Jiang Inn and Interstate Hotels and Resorts. Overall, the group owns and operates a collection of over 1,460 distinctive hotels and inns in more than 230 cities and towns within 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities across China with a total room inventory in excess of 223,000 and is ranked as the 9th largest hotel company globally.

For more information or reservations, please visit: www.jinjianghotels.com

About the Global Business Travel Association

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world's premier business travel and meetings organization. Collectively, GBTA's 6,000-plus members manage over $340 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA provides its network of 21,000 business and government travel and meetings managers, as well as travel service providers, with networking events, news, education & professional development, research, and advocacy. For more information, visit gbta.org/china.

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