Web in Travel 2010 – the conference element of
ITB Asia – has confirmed 75 speakers including travel industry
CEOs, pioneers, investors and futurists.
An intense two-day WIT conference, 19-20
October, at Suntec Singapore will be preceded by specialist WIT
activities such as WITovation Entrepreneur Bootcamp (18 October)
and followed by the WIT Ideas Lab and WIT Clinics 21-22 October,
which ITB Asia attendees can join at no extra charge.
The first clinic on 21 October, is entitled,
“How to Make Money from Your Website”. The second, on 22 October,
is called, “Making Social Media Work For You”.
In the WIT
Ideas Lab travel industry leaders will also give practical advice
on subjects such as the mainland China market, luxury travel, the
benefits of specialisation, and optimising social media and
ITB Asia runs simultaneously at Suntec, 20-22
“There is huge practical synergy between Web In Travel
and ITB Asia,” said Dr Martin Buck, Vice President, Messe Berlin.
“With one special price WIT ticket giving access to both events,
the value proposition for travel industry professionals who need
to understand the present and future of travel is immense. It’s
the travel event of the year in Asia.”
Organizer of Web In Travel, Yeoh Siew Hoon,
said the interactive forum would help travel professionals
understand the ongoing revolution in travel industry.
“Online and mobile is booming,” she said. “Asian travellers, along
with travellers to Asia, are fuelling the growth of online travel
sales at faster rates than any other populace. Asian economies are
leading the economic revival worldwide. The Web in Travel
programme this year is designed to bring about greater
understanding of the needs and wants of the modern Asian traveller.”
Travel industry leaders and pioneers will share their latest
insights and recommendations during WIT. Speakers include investor
Morten Lund who has co-founded and invested in more than 50
high-tech start-ups including Skype and online stockbroker Zecco;
Adrian Hamilton-Manns, CEO of Mandala Airlines in Indonesia; Cui
Guang Fu, CEO, Elong, China; Gerry Samuels, CEO, Mobile Travel
Technologies, UK; Hrush Bhatt, founder and director of Cleartrip/Small
World in India; Marc Charron, managing director of TripAdvisor
APAC, Singapore; and William Bao Bean, partner, Softbank China &
India Holdings, China.
Until 31 August, Web In Travel is
offering an early bird registration offer which saves US$300 on
admission to both WIT and ITB Asia.
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