[HD videos below] The Singapore Tourism Board has unveiled
programme details of TravelRave 2010.
Spearheaded by STB, TravelRave, which takes place
between 18 - 28 October 2010, brings together various sectors of
the tourism industry with six landmark co-located events: Asia
Travel Leaders Summit, ITB Asia - the Tradeshow for the Asian
Travel Market, World Savers Congress, Web in Travel (WIT),
Aviation Outlook Asia and the Singapore Experience Awards.
“This is an exciting time to be in the travel and tourism sector
as the industry continues to experience positive growth,
especially in Asia,” said Ms Melissa Ow, Singapore Tourism Board’s
assistant chief executive of the Industry Development II Group.
“In creating and hosting TravelRave, STB seeks to propel the
industry forward by providing a platform to foster collaboration
and accelerate growth in the Asia-Pacific tourism industry. The
coming together of Influential speakers and leaders will be a
meeting of some of the best minds in the industry and encourage
tourism players to share ideas, develop solutions and collaborate
to leverage Asia’s economic vibrancy.”
Delegates of TravelRave can look
forward to a series of prominent speakers ranging from A-list
celebrities to high-ranking leaders in the tourism industry.
American writer and futurist Alvin Toffler will kick off TravelRave with a keynote address at the inaugural Asia Travel Leaders Summit (18-19 October). Toffler, who largely created the
role of the futurist with his ground-breaking work Future Shock,
will provide a glimpse into the future of Asia and the travel
Lending further insights at the Summit are global
thought leaders such as Jean-Claude Baumgarten, President and
Chief Executive Officer of the World Travel & Tourism Council;
Randy Tinseth, Vice President of Boeing Commercial Airplanes; and
Julian Persaud, Managing Director of Google Southeast Asia.
Summit’s series of talks and panel discussions will examine timely
issues including Asia as a growth engine over the next decade, the
evolving needs of the modern Asian traveller, tourism talent,
sustainability, and the future of online travel.
Web in Travel
(19-22 October) will delve into the changing customer in Asia
against a backdrop of a very dynamic online travel market, and the
factors contributing to the growth of online travel in the region.
The prestigious World Savers Congress (19-20 October) by Conde
Nast Traveller, will also bring in Academy Award winners Mira
Sorvino, and director Louie Psihoyos. They will be the keynote
speakers to start the Congress’ discussions on global social
Held outside the United States for the first time
since its inception in 2007, the World Savers Congress will
discuss initiatives on the environmental impact of tourism,
health, education and the economic well-being of communities
The Congress will feature five panel sessions,
including a CEO Travel Industry Panel, a panel exploring success
stories of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and others
focusing on poverty relief and education, health, preservation and
Asia (20-22 October) for example, will enable international
exhibitors, leading companies and emerging small and medium-sized
enterprises from the Asia Pacific to meet with top buyers from the
MICE, Leisure and Corporate Travel markets.
Aviation Outlook Asia (20-22 October) will explore business
trends in the aviation industry.
TravelRave will culminate with the Singapore Experience Awards on 28 October 2010.
Recognising individuals and organisations from sectors
encompassing hospitality, retail, dining, entertainment,
attractions, education, healthcare, business travel and MICE, the
Awards celebrates the industry’s contributions to providing
outstanding customer experiences and enhancing Singapore’s competitiveness as a tourism destination.
CNBC in Asia, one of the
primary partners for the Asia Travel Leaders Summit, will also be introducing an inaugural award for those in the Travel and Tourism
industry. More details about this special award will be revealed
during the Summit's gala dinner on 18 October 2010.
HD Videos from World
Savers Congress 2010 in Singapore
Human trafficking and the travel industry -
Nicole Conner of UNODC @ World Savers Congress
2010 in Singapore.
Interview with Mr. Lee Tabler, CEO of Abu
Interview with Mr. Sonu Shivdasani, CEO and
Chairman of Six Senses Resorts & Spas.
Interview with Dennis Pinto, MD of Micato
Many more to come, so do check back.