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Singapore’s TravelRave 18 - 28 October 2010

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[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 industry.

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.

The 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 responsibility.

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 worldwide.

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 conservation.

ITB 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 Dhabi's TDIC.

Interview with Mr. Sonu Shivdasani, CEO and Chairman of Six Senses Resorts & Spas.

Interview with Dennis Pinto, MD of Micato Safaris.

Many more to come, so do check back. See also: Videos

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