first offspring of ITB Berlin, the world's leading travel trade show, is
now inviting travel agents, travel managers and MICE professionals to apply for
Hosted Buyer status. Applicants need to complete and submit the online registration form
available at itb-asia.com under the ďVisitor CentreĒ.
The Hosted Buyer status will be awarded according to pre-set criteria that aim to meet the objective of ITB Asia Hosted Buyer programme. To
qualify successfully applicants must be responsible for making or influencing buying decisions within the global travel market. Every Hosted
Buyer will participate in a prescheduled appointment system that guarantees a maximum of quality contacts to sellers. Once qualified, all
approved Hosted Buyers will be informed via email.
Educational conferences provided by MPI, ACTE and Web in Travel will complement the show to provide hosted buyers with indispensable
industry knowledge about the latest trends and developments. In addition numerous exciting activities and business networking opportunities
ITB Asia will take place for the first time ever at Suntec Singapore on 22-24 October 2008. It is organised by Messe Berlin Singapore Pte Ltd in
conjunction with Singapore Tourism Board. The event will feature over 500 exhibitors from the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, the Americas and
Middle East, covering not only the leisure market, but also corporate and MICE travel. It will include exhibition pavilions and tabletop presence
for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) providing travel services.
Exhibitors are from every sector of the industry, including destinations, airlines and airports, hotels & resorts, theme parks & attractions,
inbound tour operators, inbound DMCs, cruise lines, spas, venues, other meeting facilities and travel technology companies etc.
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