TRAVEX to rigorously check buyers

September 8, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand, tour operators

BANGKOK, 8 September 2017: The Tourism Authority of Thailand has pledged to make the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) in Chiang Mai a success, by improving the quality of TRAVEX buyers. claiming ASEAN destinations earn millions of dollars in business transacted during the three-day trade show.

To add credence to that claim, TAT says it will abide by strict guidelines to scrutinise buyer registration at the show to ensure only decision makers who are empowered to negotiate contracts can attend.

The show in recent year has been criticised for a poor turnout of quality buyers. Critics claim there are too many buyers who view ATF as an annual paid holiday, or reunion with buddy tour operators. Read more

Korea partners with ITB Asia

August 10, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 10 August 2017: ITB Asia has secured a partnership with the Korea Tourism Organisation of Singapore.

The memorandum of cooperation with Messe Berlin (Singapore) Pte Ltd, organiser of ITB Asia, looks to boost Korea’s appeal as a key destination for leisure travel in Southeast Asia.

“ITB Asia has been chosen as the key platform of choice for KTO in bridging more visitor and buyer connections, and boosting awareness of Korea’s thriving tourism industry,” said Messe Berlin (Singapore) executive director Katrina Leung. Read more

ATTA plans big presence at TTM

May 4, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 4 May 2017: Association of Thai Travel Agents will join the forthcoming B2B international event, Thailand Travel Mart Plus 2017, to be hosted 14 to 16 June in Chiang Mai.

ATTA’s vice president, Virat Chatturaputpitak, said attending TTM+2017 this year is the first activity for the association’s new committee to raise its profile and support its members.

“TTM is the country’s most important event for inbound tourism organising annually… it’s a priority for us,” he said. Read more

AMITE 2017 meets in Bangkok

March 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Trade Talk

BANGKOK, 7 March 2017: The Asia Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange 2017 will be held at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, 10 to 12 July.

A boutique event that features appointments between MICE buyers and suppliers, AMITE 2017 is the industry’s only one-to-one event held in private suites at a five-star hotel in Asia.

AMITE is organised by event organiser Questex Travel Group. Read more

ITB: Faster networking takes shape

January 31, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, Events, News

BERLIN, 31 January 2017: ITB Berlin is organising two speed dating events, 9 March, that will enable buyers as well as bloggers to contact exhibitors, worldwide, in the shortest possible time.

In the morning,  9 March, the members of the ITB Buyers Circle can meet national and international exhibitors at ITB’s so-called Speed Networking event.

In the afternoon, at the ITB Blogger Speed Dating event, bloggers can make use of eight-minute time slots to talk to representatives at the table-top session. The new ITB matchmaking tool is the latest effort to increase communications and networking during ITB Berlin to add value for exhibitors. Read more