ITB Asia to beef up buyers list in 2018

November 29, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 29 November 2017: ITB Asia has recruited the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) to boost the show’s corporate travel buyer attendance in 2018.

The deal makes ACTE, which has representation in 100 countries, the corporate travel association partner for ITB Asia 2018.

ACTE joins ITB Asia’s other buyers programme partners to assist in attracting  quality buyers and corporate travel managers to attend the show. Read more

Record ITB Asia unfolds in Singapore

October 30, 2017 by  
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SINGAPORE, 30 October 2017: ITB Asia 2017 has completed its milestone anniversary event with record-breaking numbers, the organisers claimed in their closing media release.

The trade show’s management failed to keep their appointment with media attending the event by cancelling the opening press conference for the first time in the event’s 10-year history. It set the tone for the  largely deserted media centre during the rest of the event.

The wrap up of the show was dispatched to the media by email on the closing day. Read more

Mega hotel groups champion a cause

October 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News

SINGAPORE, 24 October 2017: As if the hospitality industry needed yet another association preaching sustainability, the International Tourism Partnership is now touting itself as a champion, the first-ever industry-wide global committed to sustainability.

Its core members include some of the world’s ever expanding global hotel groups, the ones that gobble up independent hotels and create more resource-consuming brands as if there was no tomorrow.

They include Hilton, Marriott International, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and Carlson Rezidor, all organisations that are rarely perceived as ambassadors of sustainability. Read more

ITB Asia: Spotlight on the future

September 22, 2017 by  
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SINGAPORE, 22 September 2017: ITB Asia 2017 will celebrate its 10th anniversary looking forward at spaces where travel and tourism might be heading.

Under the conference theme “The Future of Travel”, ITB Asia 2017 will showcase key presentations by industry leaders representing brand names as well as promising travel startups.

“We are proud to have put together such a rich and diverse conference programme. This is testament to the show’s expanding role as an important platform to bring all the different stakeholders in the travel and tourism sector together,” said Messe Berlin (Singapore), executive director Katrina Leung. Read more

ITB Asia sold out

September 6, 2017 by  
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SINGAPORE, 5 September 2017: Messe Berlin Singapore, organisers of ITB Asia 2017,  says booth bookings are sold out ahead of its milestone show, this October, that marks its 10th anniversary. ,

The show continues its strong Asian backing with 60% of exhibiting companies coming from the region.

It will be held 25 to 27 October at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Read more

ITB Asia explores AI influence on travel

August 31, 2017 by  
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SINGAPORE 31 August 2017:  The role of artificial intelligence will gain an airing during ITB Asia Keynotes with presentations from Google and IBM.

ITB Asia, Messe Berlin (Singapore) announced the theme “The Future of Travel”, for this year’s trade show opening 25 October.

IBM and Google will present some of the latest trends in Artificial Intelligence (AI) including the impact, use and benefits it will have on the travel industry. Read more

Korea partners with ITB Asia

August 10, 2017 by  
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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

ITB Asia stays in Singapore

October 25, 2016 by  
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SINGAPORE, 25 October 2016: Singapore will continue to be home to the next three editions of ITB Asia.

Messe Berlin (Singapore), the organisers of the event, announced the extension of its partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) from 2017 to 2019.

Singapore will also be the official partner country for the 2017 trade show, to underscore that Singapore commands a presence in the world as one of the most influential and fastest growing travel markets. Read more

ITB Asia: FMI Air checks out tour market

October 21, 2016 by  
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SINGAPORE, 21 October 2016: FMI Air’s sales team attending ITB Asia confirmed the airline would soon take delivery of a ATR72-600 to support expansion.

The aircraft is currently undergoing a change of livery to FMI colours and logo.

The airline’s sales representative is attending ITB Asia for the first time. Read more

ITB Asia: Three is not a crowd

October 21, 2016 by  
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SINGAPORE, 21 October 2016: ITB’s decision to launch two additional travel shows in Asia, one in China and the other in India, is not viewed as competition for ITB Asia according to executive director Katrina Leung.

Commenting on Messe Berlin’s expansion in the travel show markets of China and India, she countered criticism that it could cannibalize the nine-year old ITB Asia.

“We have a clear strategy on this,” she explained in an interview with TTR Weekly. “The concept and reach are different for each show.” Read more

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