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agoda.com releases early-bird deals for the 112th Canton Fair

agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), has announced early-bird hotel specials in Guangzhou, China in preparation for the China Import and Export Fair, the largest and oldest trade fair in the country and a major event for importers, exporters, and manufacturers worldwide.

Also known as the Canton Fair, it first opened its doors in 1957 and has been held bi-annually ever since with the support of China’s Ministry of Commerce. In the decades since the fair began, China has grown from an isolated, little-visited country to one of the world’s top tourist destinations and a key component in the global trade engine. Indeed, the relevance of the Canton Fair has never been greater.

This year is the 112th session of the event, and will take place over three 5-day phases: October 15-19, October 23-27, and October 31-November 4. The previous session boasted 1.2 million square meters of exhibition space with over 24,000 exhibitors that welcomed almost 210,000 overseas buyers. But the Canton Fair is only a small part of what Guangzhou can offer visitors.

As the heart of finance, tourism, real estate, education and politics on the southern mainland, Guangzhou is a vibrant example of all that modern China has to offer. While taking part in this major event, delegates can immerse themselves in Guangzhou’s exciting tourist scene and comfortable Autumn weather to enjoy notable cultural attractions, historic and modern architecture, fabulous shopping, and authentic Cantonese cuisine.

But hurry! Those planning to attend should act fast to take advantage of agoda.com’s deals at hotels that offer convenient access to the bustling downtown area, major tourist attractions, and shuttle transport to the exhibition grounds at the Pazhou Complex and Liuhua Exhibition Center where the fair will be held.

agoda.com 112th Canton Fair early-bird rates:

Soluxe Hotel Guangzhou 5*

From USD244 per night – Early bird special – save 13%

Asia International Hotel 5*

From USD 185 per night – Early bird special – save 20%

Shangri-La Hotel Guangzhou 5*

From USD 401 per night – Early bird special – save 15%

Dong Fang Hotel 5*

From USD 299 per night – Early bird special – save 12%

Royal Mediterranean Hotel 5*

From USD 203 per night – Early bird special – save 20%

Jovenstars Hotel 4*

From USD 133 per night – Early bird special – save 10%

Daysun Park Hotel 4*

From USD 173 per night – Early bird special – save 25%

Liuhua Hotel 4*

From USD 108 per night – Early bird special – save 20%

Hotel Landmark Canton 4*

From USD 200 per night – Early bird special – save 30%

Q-City Hotel 3*

From USD 93 per night – Early bird special – save 15%

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