BANGKOK, 27 April 2017: “Is it Too Much to Ask?” was the opening line of the World Travel & Tourism Council president & CEO David Scowsill’s speech, at the WTTC Global Summit hosted in Bangkok, Wednesday.
Scowsill urged over 900 leading figures from the public and private sector to stand up and make a real difference, to think about ‘how we can be ‘Transforming our World’.
Scowsill called on the sector to lead the world in the “eradication of poverty, cleaning up the oceans, and protecting habitats”. Read more
MADRID, 24 April 2017: Ethics in tourism is the theme of a UNWTO conference due to be hosted this week in Krakow Poland.
UNWTO said the 3rd third International Congress on Ethics and Tourism, will discuss ways to advance the commitment of tourism towards sustainable and responsible practices.
The event is one of the major components of the ‘Enhancing the Understanding of European Tourism’ Project, conducted by UNWTO in cooperation with the European Commission. Read more
BANGKOK, 20 April 2017: The Thailand Travel Mart 2017 Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+ 2017) is on track to achieve a record turnout of buyers by the time it opens 14 June in Chiang Mai.
The trade show will be hosted, 14 to 16 June, in the Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre (CMECC), a brand new facility designed to drive events business to the northern Thailand city.
Due to be hosted for the second time in a row in the northern capital of Thailand, the show has already attracted 480 international buyers registered from 64 countries and 354 sellers from Thailand and the GMS countries. Read more
SINGAPORE, 19 April 2017: For those who look forward to the era of robots, then register for the International Conference on Robotics and Automation scheduled for Singapore’s Sands Expo and Convention Centre, 29 May to 3 June.
The event is the flagship conference of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Robotics and Automation Society. Read more
BERLIN, 7 April 2017: China’s largest lifestyle service provider, Meituan-Dianping, will host a speed-dating event on the first day of ITB China, an inaugural trade show scheduled for Shanghai, 10 to 12 May.
The event will enable buyers to establish business links with Meituan-Dianping that has been developing its travel services since 2013.
With the synergy of its hotel, tourism and catering units, Meituan-Dianping aims at working with top-ranked travel service providers to become a one-stop full-service app for China’s consumers. Read more
BANGKOK, 3 April 2017: Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports says hosting the MotoGP, the world’s motorcycle racing championship for four years would, help to boost Thailand’s tourism industry.
Thailand is at the final hurdle in he bidding process, which involves filing an official application to the global race owners this month for short-list consideration. Two venue slots are open in the world series with four countries vying for rights to host.
Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said the Thai Cabinet approved, 21 March, a THB300-million budget to cover the licensing fee for Thailand to host the Moto GP annually from 2018 to 2020. Read more
BANGKOK, 29 March 2017: Travel and tourism industry “visionary” Anna Pollock, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Mekong Tourism Forum in Luang Pabang, Laos, 6 to 9 June.
Founder of Conscious.Travel, she will address the event’s theme “Prosper with Purpose”, with a speech entitled “Passion + Purpose = Prosperity”.
The UK-based speaker’s appearance at MTF 2017 is sponsored by EXO Foundation. Read more
SHANGHAI, 28 March 2017: eTravel World will be a dedicated area at ITB China connecting established, start-up online focussed and travel technology companies with buyers looking for technology solutions.
eTravel World China is part of the inaugural ITB China due to be held in Shanghai, 10 to 12 May.
Trade visitors will be able to source innovative products and apps for tour operators, the hospitality industry and destinations at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Conference Centre. Read more
PATTAYA, 28 March 2017: Top of the Gulf Regatta 2017 will be hosted in Pattaya, 4 to 8 May, for the 13th year in a row at the resort’s Ocean Marina.
Top of the Gulf Regatta is Asia’s largest multi-class regatta that welcomes 250 boats and 700 sailors from 25 countries competing for trophies across a wide range of sailing categories.
Ocean Marina is credited with being the largest marina in Southeast Asia and a centre for yachting and sport activities in Thailand’s Gulf of Thailand. Read more
OKINAWA, 22 March 2017: Routes Asia announced at the close of its Okinawa event Monday that Brisbane, Australia, would host the 2018 Routes Asia conference.
The event brings together airlines, airports and stakeholders to discuss air service to, from and within Asia-Pacific.
A consortium comprising of Brisbane Airport Corporation, Brisbane Marketing, Tourism Australia, Tourism Events Queensland and Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre will underwrite the 2018 event. Read more