than eight months before the inaugural ITB Asia event is due to open,
180 exhibitors have already registered to take part. ITB Asia, to take
place in Singapore, is not just a B2B tourism trade show, but also an
information platform for the Asian travel industry.
of the main reasons for the strong interest is a partnership with
"Meeting Professionals International" for MICE trade fair and
conference activities. From 24 to 25 October 2008 MPI will be holding
its first conference in the Far East, in tandem with ITB Asia.
Asia is the only trade show that focuses on Asia as the source market of
the future. Accordingly, demand by the travel industry is considerable.
We will be catering for the entire range of tourism products and
services. The exhibitors taking part are from over 30 countries. They
include big airlines and major players from the hotel an internet
sector," said Raimund Hosch, Chief Executive Officer of Messe
Berlin, organisers of ITB Asia.
will also be offering buyers from Asia all the latest information in the
MICE sector. MPI is the best partner for the MICE sector that ITB Asia
could wish for, and we are very proud of this partnership. It will
certainly offer substantial commercial value, provide all those taking
part in ITB Asia with a great deal of information, and in particular
will benefit those planning meetings who are simultaneously attending
the MPI Asia conference and trade show."
host of the first ITB in Asia, Singapore delegates say the Lion City is
delighted at the progress which the new trade show has made in such a
short time. "We are heartened that 180 exhibitors have signed up to
participate in the inaugural ITB Asia in Singapore. ITB Asia provides an
excellent platform for global travel and tourism trade partners to gain
deeper insights into Asian travel trends and network with new business
partners from the Asia Pacific region. We are confident that ITB Asia
will grow in size and stature in the years to come, and this October
look forward to welcoming visitors, delegates and exhibitors to Uniquely
Singapore," said Mr Aloysius Arlando, Assistant Chief Executive,
Business Travel and MICE Group, Singapore Tourism Board.
Asia will cater for the three major sectors of the travel industry -
holiday travel, business travel, and the MICE sector. It will also be
hosting its own Travel Technology pavilion. WIT - Web in Travel, is
organising this section and the Travel Technology conference alongside
it from 21 to 22 October. Taking place for the fourth time, this event
has made both an impact and proved very successful in Singapore, and
offers trade visitors attending ITB Asia a comprehensive look at current
trends in marketing, sales and technology in Asia.
Asia will be taking place at the Suntec Singapore International
Convention & Exhibition Centre from 22 to 24 October 2008. ITB Asia
is an international platform which in particular addresses buyers and
sellers from Asia, focuses on travel source markets in Asia, but equally
does not neglect buyers from other important markets. Some 5,000 members
of the industry and 500 exhibitors from 50 countries are expected to
attend the premiere of ITB Asia.
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