12 Nov 2019 00:00:00 AM Breaking News
Seaside Collection Acquires Finolhu a Luxury Resort in MaldivesAuthentic Experience Spices up the Team Spirit in SeoulPENANG HILL TO GET RM100 MILLION FUNDINGMore than 27,000 business appointments made at ITB Asia 2019, exceeding past year’s performanceTATARSTAN HOLDS GREAT POTENTIAL FOR MICE EVENTSMiddle East’s tourism growth potential in focus at WTM London 2019Russian Convention Bureau Showcases MICE Facilities in Moscow, Kazan and Ufa NOOR MAHAL , KARNAL - A Royal Abode for MICE & WeddingsPCEB’S BE @ PENANG 2019 GETS THE MEETINGS SHOW, LONDON ON BOARD AS OFFICIAL SHOW PARTNERYour Perfect Meetings & Event Spot in Danang- Sheraton Grand Danang ResortWonderful Show organized by Mice Affairs Team- Sh Om Prakash Sahgal, Director In Orbit Tours"HAVEN RIVIERA CANCUN RESORT & SPA ANNOUNCES PLANS TO BUILD ON-SITE CONVENTION CENTER"Russian Convention Bureau (RCB), with Support of Roscongress Foundation, Took Part in V Eastern Economic Forum Avani+ Hua Hin –The Perfect Coastal Escape to Business Events in Kingdom of ThailandMesse Berlin appoints Indo-German Chamber of Commerce as event organiser of inaugural ITB India Vietnam Embassy Organizes "Vietnam Tourism Promotion Roadshow" in collaboration with VFS GlobalTel Aviv is Celebrating 100 years of Bauhaus with the Grand Opening of the City's Official White City CenterAvani Hotels & Resorts Continues its Expansion in the Australian Market with Two New Openings Jamaica Tourist Board Enhances Commitment Towards India Market“Good first half year for UK meetings business is set to continue for the rest of 2019” observes Angie Mason, Chair of HBAA, as HBAA Meetings Barometer reports on first six months of 2019MALAYSIA, THE FIRST IN ASIA TO HOST RADIODAYS ASIA 2019Seoul Steps Up Efforts to Train and Support Local MICE Talent HARD ROCK CONTINUES LEGACY IN LONDON, ANNOUNCING HISTORIC HARD ROCK HOTEL OPENINGSky is the limit as TCEB works to stage 'Thailand International Airshow'Rainbow Trade Fair Tours awarded with "The Best" in Innovation Freedom Holidays Pvt Ltd crowned with Best DMC GOA Award 2018-19FCM MICE GRABS 'GOLD AWARD' FOR BEST MICE TOUR OPERATOR 2018-19PCEB's CEO Conferred with "Most Innovative Business Events CEO" recognition at The MICE Conference Expo & Awards 2019‘100 days with’…….Rebecca CreaseyRaichak on Ganges Wins Gold for Corporate Choice-Best Mice Resort at MICE Business Awards 2018-19 powered by Mice Affairs MagazineTCEB LAUNCHES “360 DEGREE EXHIBITION SUCCESS” CAMPAIGN TO REDEFINE SUCCESS AND MAXIMISE ROI FOR BUSINESS SECTOR IN INDIAMICE & Technology - Need of the Hour- Discussed at length during The Mice Conference Expo & Awards 2019, New DelhiOpportunities and Challenges in MICE Business unveiled by expert panelists during The Mice Conference Expo & Awards 2019 in DelhiThe Mice Conference Expo & Awards 2019, organized by Mice Affairs magazine turns out to be the perfect MICE Symposium FitZup Studios associates with Tourism Authority of Thailand for ‘Fitness Fiesta in Phuket’Experience some of the world’s rarest species of flora and fauna in SeychellesTOP 10 MICE START-UPS AWARD DURING THE MICE CONFERENCE EXPO & AWARDS 2019 IN DELHIIMEX 2019: Results of the RUSSIA OPEN TO THE WORLD Joint ExhibitSustainability initiatives at Club Med resortsTTM 3rd Edition to be held from 11th-13th June 2019 ARIYANA TOURISM COMPLEX DANANG EYES ON INDIAN TOURISM MARKETAPPOINTMENT OF ALFA DESTINATIONS MARKETING PRIVATE LIMITED AS INDIA AND SUBCONTINENT REPRESENTATIVE OF PENANG CONVENTION & EXHIBITION BUREAUSri Lanka Tourism begins destination brand recovery processTAN joins The Mice Conference - Expo & Awards 2019 as Media PartnerSongkran Festival Thailand -The Nationwide festivities from 13 to 15 AprilSeoul to boost business event experiences with PLUS SEOUL 6th ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition by Turkish Airlines Strenghtened Its Leading Position in the Regional Respect With the Acknowledged Statistics PCCI extends support to TME 2019-The Mice Conference Expo & Awards A Sneak Peek into EXPO 2020 DubaiIndia becomes 2nd highest source market for tourism to the Sultanate of Oman, with an increase of 12.37% in tourist arrivalsManipur Tourism Conferred Global MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) AwardGlobal DMC Partners Celebrates Members’ Wins at 2019 Association of Destination Management Executives International Achievement Awards GalaAcclaimed Hip-Hop Dance Crew Jabbawockeez Make Their Way to MGM COTAIThe Mice Conference Expo & Awards 2019, DelhiFor the first time ever! Exito is co-hosting MICE Conclave and EWPC in Bangalore, India!OTM 2019 emerges as the largest travel trade show in India againBLTM 2019 registers high interest from buyers and sellers, grows 50% over last yearSingapore aims to strengthen Meetings & Incentive Group travel from India, organises MICE seminar12000 printers from more than 39 cities thronged the InterPrint Expo India at ChandigarhDESARU COAST, MALAYSIA APPOINTS ‘KNACK’ MARKETING AS IT’S REPRESENTATIVE IN INDIAVietnam's Paradise Island -PHU QUOC- Unveiled in New Delhi Azerbaijan Tourism Board appoints Blue Square Consultants as India Representative Vietnam Tourism Roadshow Kicks off in DelhiThe Cutting Edge on the New Platform—TIMTOS 2019 at TNEC2Travel Trade Cricket league lays down the foundation of Super NetworkingHBAA provides predictions for 2019 at its latest Members MeetingIndian tourist arrivals to Greece increases by record breaking 119% from January to September 2018Abu Dhabi Wins Best MICE Destination Accolade Meet the senior delegation of Ajman Media City Free Zone in Chennai/New Delhi/ Mumbai Experience the wonderful Winter Village in Oman86th UFI Global Congress 2019 Bangkok Finding inspiration and success in ASEAN marketFrench Ambassador’s GOLD AWARD for InORBIT Tours Pvt. LtdDESTINATION DC ANNOUNCES NEW INITIATIVES TO ATTRACT INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS AT IMEX AMERICA Barcelona Convention Bureau (BCB) and 13 of its partners came together for a Volunteer Day in advance of IMEX America in Las VegasTTM 2018, Lucknow 2nd EDITION BY TTAUP CREATES NEW BENCHMARK OF SUCCESSITB Asia 2018 kicks off highly-anticipated event with a record-breaking number of exhibitors ACE OF M.I.C.E. EXHIBITION BY TURKISH AIRLINES 2019: CONNECTING DOTS ITB Asia 2018 kicks off highly-anticipated event with a record-breaking number of exhibitors Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre announces the appointment of Said Salim Al-Shanfari as Chief Executive OfficerThailand ranks top in Ctrip’s global destinations during Chinese Golden Week 2018INDIAN TRADE ASSOCIATION 2018Delhi to Host 'India International Travel Mart' India's Premier Travel and Tourism ExhibitionREGIONAL LEADERS ANNOUNCE PLAN TO UPDATE, MODERNIZE & EXPAND AMERICA’S CENTER CONVENTION COMPLEXACE OF M.I.C.E. EXHIBITION BY TURKISH AIRLINES 2019: CONNECTING DOTS MCE South Europe 2018, Thessaloniki is gearing up for the Event of the Year! Oman Tourism conducts multi-city roadshow; strengthens its outreach in New DelhiTCEB launches new brand campaign “Thailand REDEFINE Your Business Event”Norwegian Cruise Line unveils Hull Artwork for Norwegian EncorePCEB Challenges the Asia Pacific Business Events Industry to BE EXCEPTIONAL with BE @ Penang 2018AI, biometrics and blockchain set to dominate discussion at ITB Asia 2018PALLADIUM HOTEL GROUP LAUNCHES TWO NEW LUXURY PROPERTIESGlobal DMC Partners Announces Annual Award Winners and Connection 2019The Ministry of Tourism of Republic of Indonesia (MoTRI) is actively promoting Indonesia in the Indian tourism market through a Sales Mission (tourism roadshow) in India2018 Asian MICE Forum Coming to Taichung First-Hand Info Linking the WorldANGRY BIRDS WORLD™ entertainment park opens in QatarFocus Interaction with K. Tharadol Thongruang, Minister Counsellor-Commercial, Royal Thai EmbassyMICE EDUCATIONMCE South Europe 2018 - Thessaloniki 21 Oct - 23 Oct 2018, Thessaloniki, GreeceThe 6th edition of Meeting Planners Russia is coming up in September this year!Korea’s Leading Business Events’ Trade Show to Kick-off on June 14SITE 2019 Global Conference #SITEGC 11-13 January 2019 BangkokTaiwan Expo in IndiaIMEX America – Powering up for a ‘cascade of cool’TCEB survey: Thailand ranked as Number One Destination for MICE and Most Preferred Choice for Revisit MICE DestinationYour handbook on successful Multi-Hub Meetings.DUBAI SHOWCASES BUSINESS EVENTS EXCELLENCE AT IMEX FRANKFURTMelbourne Wins World’s Largest Event in Public Transport SectorCreative thinking, partnerships and new events at IMEX take the industry into new areasMr. Erhard Buechel President World Bicycle Industries Association released the Directory of FICO on the 28th China International Bicycle & Motor Fair 2018

AI, biometrics and blockchain set to dominate discussion at ITB Asia 2018

ITB Asia, ‘Asia’s Leading Travel Trade Show’, will focus on  the  interdependence  of  travel  and  technology  this  year,  under  the  overarching conference  theme  of  “Travel  Reimagined”.  Key  leaders  in  travel  and  tech  will  provide profound insights on the major trends provoking disruption across the travel industry whilst analysing  how companies  are innovating to stay ahead.  Hosted at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Marina Bay Sands, the conference will take place from 17 - 19 October

2018.

 

Impressive growth in the travel industry has been a result of travel tech start-ups launching and the speed of innovation in travel technology. According to ‘The State of Travel Start- ups 2017’, there were 1,497 digital startups around the globe which attracted nearly $62 billion  in  funding,  almost  double  from  the  previous  year.1  Technology  in  travel  is  thus growing fast and rapidly changing the way in which we travel. Taking 8% of global travel tech share, China has accounted for over a quarter of funding to the travel tech industry since 2013.2  In light of this, ITB Asia will be hosting a series of talks on travel technologies which will take place at the Travel & Tech Hub, allowing delegates to immerse in the game- changing technology that is progressing travel, meetings and business.

 

Speakers from leading tech firms will demonstrate how emerging and innovative tech can offer meaningful connections between travel brands and customers for true ROI. At ITB Asia 2018, delegates will gain insights into what the future holds for the leisure, the MICE and corporate travel sectors and the industry’s biggest challenges that can effectively be resolved through new tech.

 

Top technology and travel companies across the globe, including Booking.com, Egencia, Fliggy, Hotelbeds Group, KAYAK, Microsoft, Sabre, SITA, Skyscanner, Tencent, Travelport and Tujia will be joining the show with senior representatives, from Vice President to C- Level, on the stage talking about which technologies will truly transform travel. The show’s agenda  will  be  dominated  by  discussions  from  AI  to  virtual  reality  (VR),  biometrics, blockchain and  robotics  utilising  case  study examples  and  practical  application in travel management, business travel, hotel operations, travel photography, and dining experience etc.


Launching the new MICE Tech Showcase, the conference will feature innovations that will

help solve today’s complex issues in the MICE industry.

 

This year, ITB Asia is proud to join hands with Asian Development Bank with the Mekong Innovative  Start-up  Tourism  (MIST),  Innovel  Travel  Tech,  Skift  and  Troovo  as  the representative. Skift will be hosting a session at the Knowledge Theatre on ‘Post Experience Economy: Innovators At The Edge of Travel’. This new term, the ‘Post Experience Economy’ will look at the travel economy where everyone is already marketing experiences and smart innovators are thinking about the post-experience economy.

 

As a partner at the MICE & Corporate Hub, Troovo, a leading Robotic Process Automation solutions  provider,  will  join  ITB  Asia  to  tackle  the  positive  impact  of  virtualisation  and robotics for the travel industry. Exploring the endless possibilities of the virtual world and utilising them to expand the possibilities of the actual world, Troovo provides solutions on virtual payments, automating workflow and simplifying data process in corporations. As a strong  believer  in  automation  to  enable  greater  productivity  and  higher  profitability, Troovo’s Co-Founder and CEO, Kurt Knackstedt, will host a one-hour session on 18 October to  discuss  how  we  can  take  away  the  laborious  task  of  data  entry  and  grunt  work  of processing travel and payment transactions. Sharing further insights, he will draw on his experience  which  spans  over  20  years  and  4  continents,  across  technology,  travel, procurement,  leadership  and  marketing  roles  at  multinationals,  start-ups  and  his  own consulting business.

 

Kurt Knackstedt, Chief Executive Officer of Troovo commented, “Troovo is excited to be a part of ITB Asia, as the Asian region is rapidly pushing ahead with new technologies and strategies for travel. As a technology company also driving a new direction for the industry, it’s key for us at Troovo to help shape and lead the discussion about why travel needs to continue to embrace disruption and new ideas to keep our industry fresh and  forward- thinking. We’re looking forward to some amazing conversations in October in Singapore!”

 

ITB Asia’s strategic partnership with Asian Development Bank and Innovel Travel Tech will reach out to the young, tech-savvy companies around the world that are innovating with breakthrough  technologies.  Both  will  be  hosting  a  session  on  travel  start-ups  in  the dedicated conference track at the Travel and Tech Hub.

 

Rom Hendler, Founder & CEO, Innovel noted, “TravelTech is the new black of the tech industry. Travel is one of the biggest industries in the world, and it is ready for innovation and  disruption.  Innovel  bridges  between  the  innovative  start-up  community  and  the traditional international travel industry, focusing on one of the hottest tech markets in the world, Israel. There is no better place than ITB Asia to showcase this innovation to the key players of the travel industry in the region.”

 

Jason  Lusk,  Project  Director  of  Mekong  Innovative  Start-ups  in  Tourism  (MIST),  Asian Development Bank said, “The MIST start-up accelerator is thrilled to join this year’s ITB Asia programme. Our innovative start-ups are equipping Asia’s travel industry to serve travellers better and more sustainably. What better place to show them off them than at Asia’s largest travel trade show?”

 

For more information on ITB Asia 2018, visit www.itb-asia.com.

X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.