Senior Execs from Air Asia X, Abacus, Google Travel and Microsoft to Address Distribution Summit in Singapore

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Leading senior executives from Air Asia X, Abacus, Google Travel and Microsoft are to address Asias travel industry and discuss key strategies for the upturn. EyeforTravels Travel Distribution Summit Asia will take place in Singapore, 28 - 29 April 2010. The event will feature 55 confirmed speakers.

Top on the agenda for 2010 is an analysis of how the Asian travel industry can prepare for recovery. After a tough year, the key to rebuilding the foundations of a recovering market will be innovation and a clear understanding of how new technologies will drive future change and create lucrative opportunities for online travel.

Heading up the debate will be Timothy Hughes VP of Orbitz , Hotelclub and Founder of the Business of Online Travel and Mark Inkster GM Microsoft Online Services Group Asia. They will be joined by Googles Managing Director of Travel, Rob Torres who will be coming all the way from Mountain View, California to share his unique visions for the future of online travel.

Robert Bailey President & CEO of Abacus International, Azran Osman-Rani CEO Air Asia X and John Koldowski - Deputy CEO & Head, Office of Strategy Management at PATA will present the new trends, key issues and challenges that will shape the industry in 2010 and beyond.

Recent research from the UNWTO and STR Global reveals that growth has returned to international travel & tourism markets and Asia in particular is enjoying slow but steady growth in both business travel and long haul, two sectors that were hit hardest by the global softening of demand.

 "Its been a tough year for the Asian travel market. The industry playing field has changed dramatically. Were seeing now that those companies who intelligently prepare for the upturn will be those who reap the rewards," said Event Director, Marco Saio. "This event comes at an opportune moment. Packed full of insightful case studies from top travel brands as well as ample time to network and secure successful partnerships, TDS Asia 2010 is an essential date for every Asian travel professionals diary."

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