Conference

Oct
19
Wed
Opening Keynote @ Begonia 3011, Level 3
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Connectivity and real-time information are paramount for all tourism business. Join Priceline Group and Google in understanding more on the impact of digitalisation, and the available tools to fulfil their business needs.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

Adrian Currie
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN)

Digital Trends Driving Customer Experience in Travel 

Customer expectations for their travel experience are on the rise as digital plays an increasing role in consumers lives and travel organisations continuously look to innovate and find new ways to differentiate their brands, products and services in a crowded marketplace.  Whether it’s in discovering their next destination, deciding on the best ingredients for their trip, maximising their in-destination experience or communicating with family, friends, other travellers and travel brands, nothing is standing still as technological innovation, social dynamics and the industry environment changes at what feels like an ever increasing pace.

Our Keynote speaker Adrian Currie, Senior Vice President – Corporate Development at the Priceline Group, will highlight some of the trends shaping the digital experience for travellers and describe a number of near and longer term trends that will impact the way travel organisations operate.

Jenn Villalobos
Head of Travel and Hospitality
Google APAC

The Digital Prerogative for Hospitality 

Digital disruption in the Travel industry doesn’t have to live in the hands of start-ups and pure plays. Despite the fact that Hospitality is the ONLY travel sector in which OTAs are gaining share at the expense of brand.com [OTAs represent 18 - 25% CoS vs 4.5% Cos for brand.com]* incumbents can still lead profound industry change.

How? By paying attention to way the speed of innovation is shifting the industry.

Our Keynote speaker Jenn Villalobos, Head of Travel and Hospitality for Google APAC will take us through 5 key digital disruption principals in the Travel space that can help Hospitality incumbents remain competitive.

Interviewed by:

Sharanjit Leyl
Presenter
 BBC World News

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPOpeningKeynote

ITB Asia: TravelDaily China Session @ Begonia 3102, Level 3
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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China remains as the largest source market for outbound travel with over 120 million Chinese traveling to overseas in 2015, a 12% growth on a year-over-year basis.“Embracing the New Era” is the main theme of ITB Asia-TravelDaily China Session to highlight China’s growing importance to the world travel and tourism industry.

ITB Asia-TravelDaily China Session is set to be a gathering of senior executives from China’s leading travel and digital marketing companies to discuss the opportunities, strategies and tactics while they are expanding and investing in China’s booming travel sector. 

Anyone who is looking at expanding and investing in in China’s travel sector or attracting the Chinese travelers should participate in this 2-hour event. Besides listening to the experts from China’s leading travel and technology companies, you will also get the chance to network with the Chinese business partners and develop the potential partnership.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Overview of China’s outbound travel landscape
  • Optimize every fragmented real moment with travelers
  • The future of global hotel distribution network
  • How to maximize the return of your digital marketing investment by leveraging the digital asset of Chinese internet giants?

For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPTravelDailyChina

 

IDeaS Forum: Driving Better Revenue @ Basement 2
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://drive.ideas.com/lp=1221

Sabre – Polarisation of the Asian Travelers @ Basement 2
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Polarisation of the Asian travelers

Macros shifts in the broader travel industry in Asia Pacific are driving changes to the travel ecosystem, traveller profile and traveller experience, but at the same time giving rise to a new set of traveller risks which are more social and emotional. Not only does travel in the region consist of huge volumes of people, but also great richness in the variety of who travels and how they travel. This immense diversity is leading to more than a fragmentation of travel types, which calls for a fresh perspective on travellers in Asia Pacific that goes beyond trip purpose, demographics and income.

In this session, Todd Arthur will evaluate Asia Pacific travellers through different lens and share insights on how travel providers can stretch their horizons to meet these new evolving and emerging traveler needs along the spectrum.

For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPSabre

STR: More than a quarter of a billion travellers visited the Asia Pacific region in 2015. Can this growth be topped in 2016? @ Basement 2
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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STR & Google: Asia Pacific Travel Trends – A Performance Outlook for the Region and Key Destinations in 2016 

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPSTRGlobal

Destination Showcase: Finland @ Basement 2
Oct 19 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

StopOver Finland program launch – Why everyone should stopover in Finland

Finland has all the potential to become Europe’s biggest stopover destination. StopOver Finland by Visit Finland, as the main partner of ITB Asia 2016, is here to officially introduce its stopover initiative. Come and learn how Finland is building its stopover business from scratch and how Finnish travel industry is getting ready to welcome all the new visitors. Finland has many unique selling points and highlights that no other country can offer.

Presenter: Kaisa Kosonen, StopOver Finland Program Manager, Visit Finland

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPFinland

Nielsen – More Digital, More Devices, More Destinations @ Basement 2
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Asian consumers love to travel, and the rise of budget airlines and disposable incomes in the region is giving the travel industry a significant boost. Not all travel operators however, are laughing their way to the bank. Discerning Asian consumers will scour for the best deal or experience before parting with their money. What do travellers look for? Great deals or good promotions? Is the shopping journey the same or different when planning a weekend getaway versus the long-haul vacation? Should your online site focus on form or function? How can you be a stand-out brand in the ever crowded travel eco-system? One thing is for certain – the omni-channel shopping experience is the new reality, especially when booking a well-deserved holiday. 

Engage your consumer by unlocking the travel consumer’s mind with consumer neuroscience principles 

Explore how to successfully integrate online and offline shopping behaviour and drive profitability across both channels

Capture shoppers’ digital shopping journey across devices with Nielsen Consumer Decision Journey metering platform

Provide a holistic view on omni-channel shopper behaviours to develop on and offline strategies to help brands win in today’s world of connected commerce

For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPNielsen

Destination Showcase: Thailand @ Basement 2
Oct 19 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

More information will be released soon

[Travel &Tech Showcase] peakwork: Dynamic Packaging Rebooted – How Technology is Reinventing the Global Market Fast and Now @ Basement 2
Oct 19 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

  • How technology improves usability and increases conversion
  • Open search: un-complicating how to find the perfect holiday package
  • Manage the enormous computations and combinations of dynamic packages to convert and monetize traffic
  • Handle traffic and bookings by responses within milliseconds from high performance accurate provider systems
  • Dynamic Packaging rebooted – advantages for tour operators, airlines, accommodation and other service providers

Targeted Audience:

  • Tour operators
  • Hotel + accommodation providers
  • Airlines
  • Other service suppliers
  • OTAs
  • Metasearchers

With its unique Player-Hub technology, peakwork provides a production and distribution platform that brings together global offers and demands of travel products. In worldwide markets, peakwork’s technology increases conversion and bookings by creating dynamic packages that directly match the consumers’ requests. 

For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPPeakwork

Destination Showcase: Indonesia @ Basement 2
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

 

Treasures of The Archipelago: Exploring 10 New Destinations Beyond Bali

In 2016, the Ministry of Tourism is targeting 12 million International- Tourist arrivals. In order to reach that target, Indonesia is implementing significant strategies related to regulations, marketing and promotion budgets, and also infrastructure and destination development. Indonesia has highly been proactive in attracting international tourists to experience all that the Wonderful Indonesia has offered. 10 Prioritized Destinations becomes one of the infrastructure and destination development. Based in the Presidential Regulation No.3/ Year 2016, about National Strategic Project Development, in 2016, the government has developed 10 prioritized destinations, namely Lake Toba in North Sumatra, Tanjung Kelayang in Belitung, Mandalika in South Lombok, Wakatobi in Southeast Sulawesi,Morotai in North Maluku,  Thousand Islands in Jakarta,Tanjung Lesung in Banten, Borobudur Temple in Central Java, Mount Bromo in East Java, and Labuan Bajo in East Nusa Tenggara. This prioritized destination development is based on the GREAT Concept, by integrating the development in the destination: infrastructure, accessibility, connectivity, activity, facility, hotels, and market preferences in order to optimize economy value and the positive effects for the community. Some of the prioritized destinations have its unique attractions; from natural diversity in mountains to marine and lake. Borobudur, in Central Java, as one of 10 prioritized destinations, becomes one of UNESCO World Heritage Site. 10 prioritized destinations highlighted the treasures of Indonesia archipelagoes beyond Bali: Sumatra, Lombok, Sulawesi, Maluku, Java, and East Nusa Tenggara. 

Presenter: Hiramsyah Sambudhy Thaib, Team Leader for Accelerated Development of 10 Prioritized Destinations, Ministry of Tourism Republic Indonesia, and the Chairman of PT. TRG Investama, Ministry of Tourism Republic Indonesia

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPDestinationIndo

SITE – Incentive Travel Budget and Marketing @ Basement 2
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

SITE

Incentive travel managers wear many hats. We often think of the travel planning responsibility, yet there are two important aspects of incentive travel management that are almost as crucial as the travel details: fiscal requirements and marketing needs. In this course participants explore the fiscal and marketing challenges that managers and planners face. This course outlines practical solutions that you can apply today to your incentive travel program planning. 

  • List and give examples the financial elements of an incentive travel program
  • Design an incentive travel marketing campaign and branding to achieve a desired impression 

For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPSite1

Destination Showcase: Resorts World Sentosa @ Basement 2
Oct 19 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Resorts World Sentosa – Asia’s Ultimate Destination

Located on Sentosa island, Resorts World Sentosa Singapore is Asia’s ultimate leisure and M.I.C.E. destination to meet, dine and unwind.

Host your business associates at Universal Studios Singapore™ with a 1950’s New York scene right out of the movies; throw a lavish banquet against a panoramic backdrop of swimming manta rays at S.E.A. Aquarium; hold an intimate networking session at the 3-Michelin-starred Joël Robuchon Restaurant; or have a rock and roll celebration at Hard Rock® Hotel Singapore. The possibilities are endless.

When it comes to expansiveness and versatility, few venues come close to the column-free, state-of-the-art Resorts World Ballroom. Its 11-metre high ceiling and 6,000 square metres of unobstructed space has hosted numerous high profile corporate and social events, as well as concerts. With a simple segregation, it can be transformed into three ballrooms or nine mega halls with flexible seating configuration.

With such an extensive collection of indoor and outdoor function space to accommodate any group size, Resorts World Sentosa is uniquely positioned to create bespoke experiences for any event.

Presenter: Noel Hawkes, Vice President Engagement and Partnership, Resorts World Sentosa, Executive Director, Sentosa Habourfront Business Association

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPRWS

Halal in Travel – Asia Summit 2016 @ Begonia 3102, Level 3
Oct 19 @ 1:30 pm – 5:20 pm

ITB Asia, “Asia’s Leading Travel Trade Show”, has established a partnership with CrescentRating, the world’s leading authority on halal travel. As part of the trade show’s first foray into Muslim travel, CrescentRating will host the “Halal In Travel – Asia Summit 2016” conference and various workshops, sharing invaluable insights on how delegates can strengthen their position in a sector that is currently worth billions of dollars. 

According to findings from MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index 2016, the global Muslim travel market was worth USD150 billion in 2015 and is projected to grow to USD220 billion by 2020. This latest partnership will allow delegates to leverage this fast growing halal travel market.

As part of ITB Asia, this inaugural event held on 19 October 2016 will bring together experts from National Tourism Organisations (NTO), travel industry stakeholders and online travel industry players to share insights and ideas on how to leverage this growth market to attract more travellers. Panel discussions will focus on national strategies to develop Halal tourism, the readiness of travel services and discuss the use of technology to target Muslim consumers.

The dedicated workshop will share first-hand experience on developing Muslim-Friendly travel packages. The event will also see the release of an exclusive market intelligence report by MasterCard and CrescentRating.

With the in-depth experience CrescentRating has gained over the last seven years, the event looks forward to delivering a best of class knowledge forum on Halal travel. It will be an ideal platform for exchanging experiences between experts in the industry and destinations.

For more information on “Halal In Travel – Asia Summit 2016” including delegate registration and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.crescentrating.com

Key Topics of Discussion

  • Challenges and opportunities of the halal travel market
  • National strategies on developing halal tourism
  • Travel industry readiness in attracting the Muslim traveler
  • Technology landscape in targeting the Muslim consumer
  • Enhancing visitor experience in the Muslim-Friendly Travel market

Targeted Audience

Professionals in the tourism industry looking to capitalize on the fast growing halal travel market.

For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf.

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link https://www.crescentrating.com/our-events/halal-in-travel-asia-summit-2016.html

Luxury Travel & Hospitality Forum by ITB Asia & DestinationElite @ Begonia 3011, Level 3
Oct 19 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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More information will be released soon

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPDestinationElite

[Travel &Tech Showcase] SiteMinder: Dynamic Rates and Their Crucial Place In Today’s Revenue Management and Distribution Landscape @ Basement 2
Oct 19 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

The Internet economy has dawned an era of ever-growing complexities and technological challenges for hoteliers. And, thanks to mobile, social and the sharing economy revolution, today’s traveller holds more power than ever before, to further add to the speed at which hoteliers today must operate just to keep up with the dynamic online landscape.

The Cloud poses possibilities that simply weren’t possible 50 years ago. But while it offers exciting new opportunities, it also brings with it the demands of time, cost and expertise that aren’t accessible to most of the world’s hoteliers. Making sense of this brave new world can be overwhelming, time-consuming and, often, costly.

But does it have to be? 

This presentation by Kevin Tatem from the global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder, invites hoteliers to simplify the complex by understanding the crucial, and understated, role of dynamic rates in today’s revenue management and distribution landscape.

  • The challenges facing the global hotel industry when it comes to the fundamentals of revenue management and online distribution
  • The opportunities available to hoteliers because of ‘The Cloud’
  • Key factors for hoteliers to consider when choosing their distribution and direct booking technology
  • How to incorporate dynamic rates into your sales and marketing strategies for more effective revenue management
  • How to break down the barriers that come with fragmented distribution and pricing

For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPSiteminder

Destination Showcase: Laos @ Basement 2
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Mr. Phimphinith will talk about the tourism potentials of Laos and will give the audience an overview as to why Laos is simply beautiful. He will inform the audience about the steps taken by the Lao government to foster tourism development and emerge as a unique destination in the ASEAN.  

Presenter: Saly Phimphinith, Director General, Department of Tourism Marketing

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPLaos

[Travel &Tech Showcase] Revinate: How Managing Your Online Reputation Drives More Direct Revenue @ Basement 2
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Managing your property’s online reputation is critical in a competitive market. This presentation will cover best practices, as well as real world results, including key findings from a TripAdvisor and Cornell survey that found that hotels who actively managed their reputation and improved their rankings were able to increase their rank by 32% on average. Learn how you can apply these learnings to drive increased occupancy.

For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPRevinate

GfK – Connecting with Today’s and Future Travelers @ Basement 2
Oct 19 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Influencer marketing is nothing new to the hospitality and travel industry. The way the travel industry engages with Online Influencers however is broken.                        

Many brands employ influencer marketing but many are left fumbling when it comes to tangible business results. Thus identifying the right influencer and connections for the message — which needs to be filled in order to maximize the money spent on a campaign. GfK hopes after this short session, the audience will discover how, through the study of naturally occurring online kinship across devices and social nets,  they can confidently identify key influencers of their brand as well as competitors, their interests and affinities. This will undoubtedly aid to optimize digital marketing efforts in messaging, planning and benchmark your position among the connected community. 

For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPGfK

GLP Films – ROI Case Study: Key to Successful Content Marketing Campaigns (Digital Storytelling, Distribution Campaigns & Beyond) @ Basement 2
Oct 19 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The hottest topic in content marketing, we will dissect traditional content marketing challenges and examine new strategies and trends in digital storytelling for destinations and travel brands. Learn from GLP’s latest global case studies, videos/films and industry leaders on how to leverage digital storytelling in your content strategy, content marketing campaigns, best practices for digital content, and how to get the most of your new content through strategic content marketing.

For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPGLPFilms

ITB CSR @ Basement 2
Oct 19 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

How to Connect with LGBT Travelers: LGBT Tourism Research Review, Best Practices and Case Studies

LGBT travel generates more than $800 billion each year worldwide. Many destinations and travel suppliers are including an LGBT marketing strategy in their annual plans. With LGBT visibility and rights increasingly established around the world, this travel segment is dynamic. Tourism and hospitality professionals should be prepared to leverage the evolving demographics and travel behaviors of LGBT consumers to capture increased market share. 

The presentation will provide an overview of the LGBT travel market today, as well as best sales and marketing practices to reach and serve this important segment. The primary goal of this presentation is to provide travel suppliers with a foundation to build their LGBT initiatives; not only to understand the LGBT segment, but also reach and market to them effectively, while maximizing return on investment.

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPCSR

Conference session brought to you by COTRI @ Basement 2
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

COTRI will host a two-hour event at ITB Asia in Basement 2, Exhibition Hall on 19th October 2016, 15:00 to 17:00 h focusing exclusively on the rapidly developing Chinese outbound tourism market, highlighting the foremost trends, developments, and insights into this changing marketplace.

In addition to two units elaborating on these topics, COTRI will also host panelists from the forefront of this industry to discuss current topics and trends.

For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPCOTRI

Conference session brought to you by Professional Travel Bloggers Association @ Basement 2
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Session 1 - How To Start Influencer Marketing Today 

Influencer marketing has been heralded as the future of marketing and studies have shown it to create massive value in all industries — and especially in travel. A study by Burst Media found that influencer campaigns in the travel industry earned $7.04 of earned media value for every $1.00 spent on paid media. This talk will explain why travel companies should embrace influencer marketing and how they can start their influencer marketing program today.  

This presentation by award-winning travel blogger and Professional Travel Bloggers Association Inbound President Matt Gibson will explain the how your investment will explain why influencer marketing is one of the most effective strategies for travel businesses and how to get started working with influencers. 

Key Topics

  • The value of influencer marketing
  • How influencer marketing works
  • The components of an influencer campaign
  • How to identify appropriate influencers
  • Tips and tricks for maximizing the value of influencer campaigns

Target Audience

  • Both B2B and B2C travel industry 
  • C-level management
  • Business owners
  • Marketing employees
  • Public relations employees
  • Social media managers
  • Online marketing specialists
  • Salespeople 

For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPPTBA

Euromonitor – Online Travel Trends in Asia Pacific @ Basement 2
Oct 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Online travel continued on the upward trajectory in 2015, reaching global sales of US$200 billion. Rapidly evolving consumer behaviour in Asia Pacific saw consumers increasingly migrate to the online channel, allowing the region to witness the fastest growth in online travel sales. With that, competition between intermediaries and direct supplies has intensified while metasearch engine, social media and other technology are playing more important roles than before. What kind of opportunities and challenges can travel companies expect as they navigate their way through the online space? Join Euromonitor International as research analyst, Yuxian Lim, breaks it down for you by uncovering key insights into the online travel landscape in Asia.

Key Topics of Discussion:

  • Asia’s online travel landscape
  • The Millennial effect on travel industry
  • The mobile era
  • New competitive environment
  • Travel outlook from 2016 to 2020

Click here to receive a complimentary report from Euromonitor International on ‘How to Target Chinese Shoppers Abroad

For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPEuromonitor

TTG Asia – Global Air Travel Trends Update by ForwardKeys @ Basement 2
Oct 19 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Get updated on the latest APAC travel trends. ForwardKeys will provide a performance summary for the year and the China National Day Golden Week, whilst also looking at forward bookings for the Q42016 and Q12017.

  • Historical Update 2016 YTD
  • China National Golden Week Performance
  • Forward bookings Q42016 & Q12017

Targeted Audience

  • All industry professionals whose business revolves around air travel

For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPTTGAsia

Oct
20
Thu
Global Travel Professional (GTP) Certification @ Level 3, 3011
Oct 20 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

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More information will be released soon

 

HSMAI Revenue & Pricing Workshop @ Begonia 3102, Level 3
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

HSMAI are launching a new Online Course in Revenue Management targeted at people new to the Revenue Department, and those who work closely with Revenue Managers and need to understand more about the important role.  The workshop will be 3 x hours and will cover the course material.  After the workshop, attendees can go online and complete the course to gain a Certificate of Attainment.   This will be action-packed session, and you’ll learn a lot, whether you decide to go on and complete the online module, or not. The topics covered:

Pricing: Strategic to practical and beyond. Understand the impact of pricing on bottom- line, the importance of pricing strategy, relating the market position to price, pricing integrity, the impacts of discounting.

  • Understanding the influences on pricing including decoy and anchor pricing
  • Wholesalers, Static vs Dynamic rates
  • Loyalty clubs and Closed User Group rates
  • Room Type premiums
  • Packages/ promotions/ Discounting – Discounting –what additional volume required if I discount my price? Is a lower price generating new demand?
  • Displacement Analysis
  • Contracts

For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://revenue-workshop-singapore.eventbrite.com.au?discount=itb

Day 2 Keynote Sponsored by MasterCard @ Basement 2
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

MasterCard

The inaugural ITB Asia OTA panel would once again be grace by key industry shakers on the online travel sphere. Partake in the discussion of year with key OTAs in best practices and strategies. 

Moderated By:

Alex Thanopoulos, Vice President, MasterCard Enterprise Partnerships Asia Pacific

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Greg Schulze, Senior Vice President, Commercial Strategy and Services, Expedia Group
  • Jenny Wu, Chief Strategy Officer, Ctrip.com International Ltd
  • Chua Hui Wan, CEO – Singapore, Zuji
  • Timothy Hughes, Vice President Business Development, Agoda

For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/MasterCardRSVP

Responsible Tourism Events @ Basement 2
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for an inspiring forum session as we discuss trending topics that surround responsible tourism. Speakers will push the envelope to discuss standards of sustainable tourism, share success case studies, inspire better storytelling, and provide tools and applications in achieving sustainability. Hear from sustainability leaders in Asia.

10:00 – 10:30am

TOURISM AND CHILD PROTECTION – THE CHILDSAFE MOVEMENT

Speaker: Valérie Sfeir, International Coordinator, ChildSafe Movement Childtourism

How can the tourism industry reduce and avoid the negative impacts surrounding the issues of child protection? How can the protection of children be integrated into a sustainable and workable strategy? How can this strategy be valuable for businesses and travellers? With over 10 years’ experience in safeguarding children and youth from all forms of abuse, the ChildSafe Movement, a global protection initiative powered by Friends-International, has developed numerous tools to raise awareness and provide solutions to child protection amongst key tourism industry stakeholders as well as within all tiers of society and the international community.

10:30 – 11:00am

THE ROLE OF COMMUNITY-BASED TOURISM IN VISITOR DISPERSION AND THE SPREAD OF THE TOURISM DOLLAR 

Speaker: Willem Niemeijer, CEO, YAANA Ventures

The presentation will focus on the achievements and challenges of the community-based tourism projects of YAANA Ventures. It will highlight a number of projects, including kayaking in the Kayah State in Myanmar, the Banteay Chhmar CBT, Sambor Prei Kuk in Cambodia, and Anurak Community Lodge in Thailand. It will use these examples to inspire others in thinking outside the box and looking for new and innovative routes. With the advent of low-cost airlines, the tourism hubs in the region are under the severe pressure of mass tourism. To ensure sustainability in the sector, we need to have a more entrepreneurial spirit and meaningful cooperation between private sector, NGOs and governmental bodies to support visitor dispersion.

11:00 – 11:30am

STORYTELLING TO PROMOTE THE MEKONG REGION 

Speaker: Jens Thraenhart, Executive Director, Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office

The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) is home to some of the most amazing authentic responsible travel experiences on the planet. Learn how an innovative three-prong strategy will tell impact stories of people in the GMS (in collaboration with UNWTO), where travellers share their #MekongMoments, and curated responsible experiences inspire travellers – all with the goal to make the small operator the hero, and shape the brand image of the region.

11:30 – 12:00pm

MONEY-SPINNERS FOR A TOURISM BUSINESS: GO LOCAL, ENGAGE COMMUNITY AND TEST ECO SOLUTIONS  

Speaker: Dr Marc van Loo, CEO, Loola Adventure Resort

Based on the speaker’s first-hand experience founding and running a multiple-award winning eco resort, Marc will make the case that it is profitable to employ only local people, let them run their own businesses, help the local community, and to embrace and test eco solutions such as rainwater collection, biological wastewater recycling and renewable power.

2:30 – 3:00pm

SEEING BEAUTY AND VALUE IN WASTE  

Speakers: Arnfinn Oines, Social and Environmental Conscience, Soneva & Secretary at Soneva Foundation 

Soneva’s vision is inspired by nature’s magnitude, mystery and enchanting beauty. We work hand in hand with the environment to craft beautiful, beyond bespoke experiences where discovery is a way of life. At Soneva, we believe that a business must exist for a greater purpose than just shareholder return. We have created a Waste-to-Wealth concept that sees value and beauty where other views as waste. Through small tweaks in our business model we are able to deliver a desirable resort experience and yet have net positive total impact on society and the environment.

3:00 – 3:30pm

MICE TOURISM AS A DRIVER OF SUSTAINABILITY? CASE STUDIES AND LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM ASIA 

Speaker: Pranav Sethaputra, Group Sustainability Consultant, MCI 

Business tourism is a significant economic engine for destinations but are we making the most of it’s potential as a catalyst for sustainability, prosperity and progress? Hear insights on what forward thinking tourism boards and convention bureau from around the region have done to advance their hospitality community and market their destinations whilst discovering top tips for activating sustainable MICE for your own business or destination.

3:30 – 4:00pm

PASSION IS NOT ENOUGH: PREPARING FOR SUCCESS IN WILDLIFE AND NATURE TOURISM MARKETING 

Speaker: Alison Curry, Marketing Technical Director, Sam Veasna Centre 

Many wildlife responsible tourism initiatives are developed by passionate nature lovers and conservationists, but they are not prepared for what is required to successfully market in today’s digital environment. Marketing now requires collaboration from the entire organization – from bookings, to operations and field guides. All need to connect with marketing, and a completely new set of skills, processes and techniques learned. Using her experiences working with Sam Veasna Centre as a case study Alison will look at the major challenges for responsible Wildlife Tourism operators, how they need to develop organizationally, and key steps and techniques to achieving marketing success. Sam Veasna Centre is a wildlife conservation NGO achieving successful conservation through community based ecotourism around Cambodia.

4:00 – 4:30pm

THE RISE OF CSR IN MICE

Speaker: Sarah Griffin, Sales and Marketing Director, Buffalo Tours

As the rise of corporate social responsibility (CSR) is increasing amongst companies, so too is the rise of CSR in the MICE industry. From corporate gifts to teambuilding to green venues, more and more companies are looking for MICE suppliers that can cater to their corporate values and the justification of MICE spend. Sarah Randall will discuss some of these trends that are emerging and suppliers who are meeting this demand. More importantly, she will address the benefits this provides to the supply chain and wider community and in Asia.

4:30 – 5:00pm

BOTSWANA & SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

Speaker: Jillian Blackbeard, Executive Manager – Marketing for BTO and Founding Trustee for Tlhokomela Botswana Endangered Species Trust

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPRTevents

Conference Session brought to you Uber @ Basement 2
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Changing the Way People Move Around The World 

Operating in over 425 cities and more than 70 countries around the world, Uber is changing the way people move around the world. With more than 50 million riders globally, Uber is moving more people in fewer cars through uberPOOL, complementing public transportation by connecting the last mile, and even contributing to tourism by helping people Uber abroad.  

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPUber

WYSE Travel Confederation: Global Youth Travel @ Basement 2
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Youth, student and educational travel is an increasingly important sector of the international tourism market. Young people are travelling more, travelling further and looking for even more inspiring experiences. The generation now driving youth travel demand is the Millennial generation, the demographic cohort born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s. 

UNWTO estimated that there were more than 1.1 billion international arrivals last year and WYSE Travel Confederation estimated, together with UNWTO, that 23% of those – or roughly 272 million – were travellers ages 15 to 29.

WYSE Travel Confederation research shows that young travellers:

  • Are ‘trend-setters and attract other tourists to a destination
  • Are likely to return for personal and professional reasons, thus providing more value to a destination over time
  • Deviate from visiting traditional tourist spots, instead exploring other areas of a destination
  • Are driven to build cultural knowledge and friendships, contributing to international peace and understanding

Youth travel does not only provide short-term financial benefits, but this dynamic market creates a legacy that provides immense opportunities for destinations into the future. Combining the financial gains with demonstrated social and cultural benefits, the youth travel sector should be a focal point of every destination’s economic and tourism strategies.

For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPWYSE

International SOS – Understanding and managing risk exposure for your business travellers @ Basement 2
Oct 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

In light of the recent travel security-related incidents and that they may be spun off from the perspective of terrorism, organizations are increasing expressing concerns about the safety of business travellers and international assignees.  How can you mitigate these risks in the ever changing and volatile landscape?

In this session, led by International SOS Security Specialist as well as our Digital Travel Risk Mitigation Expert, we will address:

  • Assessing your risk exposure and how to mitigate them
  • Potential impact to travelers and international assignees, as well as implication to your business  
  • Advice on what to do when travellers are caught in a security-related situation  
  • How to respond to your business travellers quickly and effectively 

For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPISOS1

ITB Asia & ICESAP Seminar: Customer Insights @ Basement 2
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Incentive, Conference & Event Society Asia pacific (ICESAP) are the conveners of this year’s MICE seminar at ITB Asia on Thursday 20 October.

ICESAP is known for the fact that over 33% of its members are MICE Corporate customers, so it is fitting their seminar focuses on what clients want & what clients are thinking about their future needs.

Bert Li is with Amway China and responsible for programs of up to 16,000 participants, in fact he calls a small program when it is less than 10,000 participants.  So it will be very interesting to learn from someone who is working at the mega- scale and how a client like Amway plans such events, taking into account big programs require a lot from the venues and destinations.

Coming from a different perspective Aileen London from Oracle Corporation will be able to share what a global technology leader requires of the agencies & suppliers it works with and what her interpretation is of current market conditions and what Oracle’s future needs are likely to be.

For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPforICESAP

[Travel & Technology Showcase] Bewotec: Pioneering real-time dynamic travel production and distribution @ Basement 2
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Bewotec presents the future of travel production with intuitive product management and real-time production. This is achieved with the future-proof XML standard OTDS with its Hub and Player network, thereby enabling the use of the fast and powerful front ends, dynamic travel booking and, last but not least, high conversion rates. Bewotec presents the next generation of travel planning apps with jargon-free, direct interaction with the user. This allows you and your customers to use dynamic, on-demand travel production at any time, day or night.

For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPBewotec

 

Destination Showcase: Finland @ Basement 2
Oct 20 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

StopOver Finland program launch – Why everyone should stopover in Finland

Finland has all the potential to become Europe’s biggest stopover destination. StopOver Finland by Visit Finland, as the main partner of ITB Asia 2016, is here to officially introduce its stopover initiative. Come and learn how Finland is building its stopover business from scratch and how Finnish travel industry is getting ready to welcome all the new visitors. Finland has many unique selling points and highlights that no other country can offer 

Presenter: Kaisa Kosonen, StopOver Finland Program Manager, Visit Finland

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPFinlandDay2

GBTA Business Travel Forum @ Level 3, Begonia 3011
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPGBTA

[Travel &Tech Showcase] Wirecard: The Future of Travel Payments @ Basement 2
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

How can payments change the experience of travelers? We will take you on a journey and show you different ways of how to connect payments with enhanced travel experiences. Let us show you how to combine payments with different loyalty systems and technological devices such as customer retention and bonification, retailer campaigns, upgrades and upsells, the mobile Point of Sale, situational initiatives and wearable devices in order to give travelers the best possible experience.

For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPWirecard

Destination Showcase: Austria @ Basement 2
Oct 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Austria for all senses  

From Imperial Romance to Alpine Adventure by Vienna Tourist Board   

Imperial romance and world class art/capital of music & contemporary trends.

Vienna is one of the most buzzling capitals in Europe and has been elected as the world’s livable city for the seventh time in a row (Mercer Study 2106. The city is situated in the north-east of Austria alongside the Danube river. Vienna is an excellent exit point for visiting Austria and Eastern Europe.

A great part of the city’s charm lies in the way it transforms history into the “good old imperial days”. There are many reasons to visit Vienna – the city is world famous for its imperial heritage, like Schoenbrunn Palace, the Belvedere or the Hofburg. The capital also scores highly thanks to the first-rate musical and cultural attractions. Vienna is also famous for high-class enjoyment with its traditional coffee houses and excellent restaurants and cosy wine taverns. 

The following Austrian Partners are looking forward to meeting you and doing business with you:

  • Austria Trend Hotels
  • Museum Highlights in Vienna
  • Pegasus Incoming
  • Steigenberger Hotel Group
  • Vienna Convention Bureau/Vienna Tourist Board

Presenter: Andrea Buxbaum, Market Management, Vienna Tourist Board

Mozart meets The Sound of Music by Salzburg State Board of Tourism

Its reputation as a diverse holiday destination precedes the SalzburgerLand. Thus it is known well beyond its borders for its diversity. Where else does the day begin with a hike up to an alpine cabin near the old quarter so steeped in culture and end with a glass of wine at the lakeside terrace? Pristine nature and summit joy, sporting action and fun for the whole family, world-famous culture and living traditions, regained health and culinary flights of fancy.

The city of Mozart and film location for “The Sound of Music”, nestled between green city mountains and breathtaking gardens is characterized by the historic UNESCO World Heritage City Center. The baroque masterpiece in the heart of Europe – Salzburg – owes its reputation to its unique combination of unparalleled architecture of the old town and unique scenic beauty. The city lets visitors listen to famous classical tunes and breathe history while it imparts surprisingly modern insights.

Presenter: Gerhard Leskovar, Market Management, Salzburg State Board of Tourism

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPDestinationAustria

[Travel & Tech Showcase] Easybook: Digitizing Land & Sea Transport in S.E.A. @ Basement 2
Oct 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

  • This is a long neglected industry by all OTA. Plenty air tickets and hotel rooms aggregator / GDS, but not much for the land and sea transport.
  • Despite the emerging of budget airlines, land and sea transport remains the most important transportation in all countries especially the 10 countries in S.E.A.
  • Train, bus, car, ferry industries make up to about 80 billion USD of total transport market size in South East Asia.
  • Nearly 700 million population in Southeast Asia, which most of them are young, quickly adapt to the emerging ecommerce.
  • Land & sea transportation in S.E.A. are still pretty traditional in nature, but a revolution has come with more and more startups in S.E.A countries starting to computerize the back-office operation and hence provide online booking services to customers, like bus tickets, train tickets, ferry tickets, tour and car rental.
  • With such new online services, the entire travel industry will benefit from the enlarging market which allows overseas travel agents to book online, set up tour packages and sell directly to overseas travelers.
  • This shall improve the quality of travel experience by complementing air, hotel and tour industries.
  • Revolutions on the traditional land & sea transport is a very painstaking and tough progress which ecommerce operators need to train every single fragmented transport operator to use PC, with tens of thousands of operators in market currently. It is definitely going to be a long progress, which might take up to 5-10 years for each country.

For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPEasybook

HSMAI (CHDM) Digital Marketing Preview Session @ Begonia 3102, Level 3
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The CHDM Information Session, which is a 3 hour session, is designed so that attendees can determine if the HSMAI (CHDM) Digital Marketing Certification is the right thing for them. To qualify for the certification, there is a minimum criteria which must be met (for example; minimum of 2 calendar years on-the-job responsibilities in digital marketing).

You can find out about the certification & view the application form for the minimum criteria at our CHDM Digital Marketing Certification page.  

For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://marketing-workshop-singapore.eventbrite.com.au?discount=itb

[Travel & Tech Showcase] Quietvox: A Revolution for Guided Tours – QUIETVOX GuidePen® QV8 @ Basement 2
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Quietvox is one of the world’s leading supplier of Audio Phone Guides for guided tourist groups.

2016 sees the launch of the most revolutionary device on the market. GuidePen® QV8 is not only the first fully digital device on the market with exceptional sound quality and ease of use but brings new functions which will change the way our clients can extend their offerings and improve their customer experience. QV8 has the audio commentary stored on the device which can be triggered via GPS (on ships and busses) or with specially produced maps where the tour guide or the customer himself only needs to point the reading unit of the device onto the picture of a POI to release the commentary. We employ a huge range of specialists for research, texting, speakers and have our own sound studio to produce the commentary in exceptional quality. Not only can the commentary be rented in various languages and enable multi language tours with just one guide, our clients can even offer walking tours for their customers interested in individual routes or for areas where no local guides are available. All Quietvox products and solutions are only available for rent and all come with a complete full service in all major destinations. Our worldwide network is not only the biggest in comparison to our competitors but is also continuously expanded.A Revolution for Guided Tours – QUIETVOX GuidePen® QV8

For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPQuietvox

Destination Showcase: Argentina
Oct 20 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Argentina has many peculiarities that have traveled the world by word of mouth with the people who have visited the country. The outgoing personality of its people, who are friendly, fun and effusive; the typical cuisine which includes asado, mate, regional dishes, and dulce de leche treats; the traditional dances like tango, a couple dance with a 2 x 4 rhythm, which was born in Buenos Aires during the 19th century and today has reached an international level, or folklore, with different choreographic forms, according to each area; the passion for football, and the fanaticism for the major players and clubs, Boca Juniors and River Plate being the most popular ones, and the ones that fill their stadiums and cause proliferating displays of excitement every time they play; typical games like truco, a card game in which luck and the ability to trick or deceive the opponent are the most important things, or horse riding games in the outskirts of the city which reveal the powerful Spanish influence and the persistence of old traditions; and, of course, the personality that each special region knows how to maintain and strengthen as time goes by.

Presenter: María Nazareth Vilardo, Market Coordinator Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania of Argentina Tourist Board

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/DestinationArgentina

Momondo Group: Travel search and the importance of the Human Touch @ Basement 2
Oct 20 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Momondo Group shapes and inspires global travel search with more than 1m visitors a day using the two brands we power – Cheapflights and Momondo – through a variety of desktop and mobile platforms.  Our award-winning meta-search products and globally successful marketing campaigns are driving rapid international growth by attracting high repeat users and subscribers. We are a small team of 300 but making a global splash. How? We believe technology with the human touch is a powerful force. It is what makes us different. Our CEO Hugo Burge will introduce the Momondo Group and our philosophy:  How the human touch pervades our purpose as a business, our inspiring brands and successful products. 

For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf.

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPMomondo

SITE – The Customer Experience and the Importance of Communication @ Basement 2
Oct 20 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

SITE

In this course, participants see how a service culture and communication can impact the success of incentive travel management. Along with peers, participants explore what makes incentive travel a memorable WOW experience so that it has lasting effect on participants and take away practical ideas for conveying a service culture in your communications. 

  • Describe the importance of building relationships with clients, suppliers, resources and staff
  • Demonstrate communication that needs to occur during an incentive travel program 

For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPSITE2

Frost & Sullivan: Future of Tourism @ Basement 2
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

There has never been as many tourists in human history as now. Even with the exponential growth, the the potential for tourism is still largely untapped. New trends such as demographic changes, technology adoption and revolutionary business models are transforming the way tourism can be marketed. This session will focus on the new tourist segments and tourism products being demanded by tourists,  the role of technology in the entire travel experience (i.e. from search, booking, travel and post-travel), and the implications of these trends for tourism marketing and infrastructure. If you have interest in travelling or are actively associated with the tourism sector, this session is for you. 

For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPFrost

Travel Massive: Affiliate Marketing Showcase @ Basement 2
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Travel Massive

Join Travel Massive at ITB in Singapore – the leading travel show in Asia. 

We’re hosting a clinic on affiliate marketing and showcasing leading affiliate brands from our community to share tips and key insights about building successful affiliate marketing. 

ABOUT THE CLINIC: 

Affiliate marketing drives millions of online transactions in the tourism industry and enables travel websites to monetize their content and brands to reach new audiences. 

This seminar will explore the new mega-trends and opportunities for affiliate marketing, and showcase successful campaigns from leading content creators and travel brands from the Travel Massive community. 

LEARN ABOUT: 

  • Key drivers and trends for affiliate sales 
  • How to choose the right affiliate partner 
  • How to measure and optimize performance, and 
  • Best practices to maximise conversion and sales  

Discover how your travel businesses can implement affiliate sales to drive more business and reach more customers. 

BROADCAST LIVE: 

We will be broadcasting our session live on Facebook for members globally to watch. Visit Travel Massive’s Facebook page to watch the live stream: web.facebook.com/travelmassive 

For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPTravelMassive

Fear and loathing of German holiday makers – The Effects of Terrorism on Travel Decisions in the German Source Markets and their effects on Destinations especially in Asia @ Basement 2
Oct 20 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Munich, Paris, Brussels, Istanbul, Nice – Europe has been struck by several terrorist attacks in the last months.

The question is, how the recent development of threats effects the demand in the German source market – one of largest in Western Europe: The 81 million inhabitants of Germany travelled 69 million times on long holiday trips in 2015 including more than 5.4 million longhaul trips.  45 million were organised by tour operators with a total volume of 27 million Euros. In quite a few destinations Germany is seen as an important source market. In the last decades the tourism industry seemed to grow continuously, but the recent development changes the demand structure of German holiday makers dramatically. The rational risk to die in a terrorist attack seems to be very small compared to normal risks in life. But the choice of holiday destinations is rather emotional than rational. Holiday makers do not want to worry about terrorist attacks during their trips.

This presentation tries to get an update about the choice of destinations and  current booking situation and beyond. The travellers are influenced by the media (mass media and social media) as well as security assessments of governments. Those changes in the demand structure have significant effects on the destination: Tourism contributes about 10-25% to the GDP in most effected countries. A decreasing number of high spenders from Germany has huge economic effects and may affect political and social structures in the long run.

International SOS – Travel Risk Mitigation Workshop @ Basement 2
Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This interactive workshop led by International SOS Regional Medical Director and Regional Security Expert is designed to allow participants to:

  • Learn best practices in travel risk mitigation
  • Hands on case studies
  • Consult our experts in implementing travel risk mitigation strategies
  • Share their experiences and challenges in travel risk mitigation

For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPISOS2

TravelMole Asia Pacific Awards 2016 @ Basement 2
Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In association with ITB Asia 2016, the TravelMole Asia Pacific Awards 2016, recognizes excellence of travel industry vendors, destinations, resellers, technology and payment solution providers, whose websites, ecommerce, social media, mobile and IT deployment represent the best of the best.

TravelMole’s 75,000 Asia Pacific travel industry members and subscribers can all nominate for companies of their choice for any of the Award categories below July 18 – September 2.  An expert panel of judges then selects the shortlists by September 9th from which TravelMole members and subscribers vote to determine the winners, which are announced at the Award ceremonies at ITB Asia on October 20th:

  • Best Airline Website
  • Best Cruise Website
  • Best Destination Website
  • Best Hotel Resort Website
  • Best Online Travel Agency – Accommodations
  • Best Online Travel Agency Website
  • Best Responsible Tourism Website
  • Best Tour Operator Website
  • Best Tours & Activities Website
  • Best Travel Mobile App
  • Best Travel Payment Solution Provider
  • Best Travel Technology Provider
  • Best Travel Wholesaler Solution
  • Most Exciting New Startup

TravelMole.com is an online community for travel industry professionals around the world, founded in UK 18 years ago.  TravelMole has 100,000 travel trade members and subscribers to its UK daily newswire; 75,000 for the Asia Pacific, Australia and India newswire; and 85,000 for the daily USA newswire, generating in excess of 2 million page views each month to www.TravelMole.com.  

TravelMole Media Group partners with the Who’s Who of travel suppliers, wholesalers destinations, and travel and payment technology providers across the globe for promoting their travel and tourism products and services.

Targeted Audience:

  • Travel industry professionals involved with travel and tourism in Asia Pacific 

For more information on the full program, please view here or download the following pdf

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link 
http://ac.travelmole.org/index.php?action=form&id=1207

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Day 3 China Keynote Panel @ Basement 2
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The influence of the China market in travel trade. This panel discuss the trends and market conditions of the Chinese market as well as its sheer demand on outbound tourism.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Morton Huang, Founder & CEO, Yiqifei Travel
  • Dunde Yu, Chairman, Co-founder & CEO, Tuniu Corporation
  • Joseph Xia, Vice President, Shanghai Jin Jiang International E-Commerce Co., Ltd.
  • Rikin Wu, CEO, DidaTravel Technology Co.Ltd

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPChinaPanel

Tripfez : The Last Frontier? Capturing the Growing Muslim Travel Market @ Basement 2
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Have a good look at the huge potential of the Muslim Travel Market , growth, opportunities, trends and challenges. Dive into how travel brands, hotels and DMOs can win in the market by creating a unique value proposition.

Register your interest for the session here or via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPTripfez