ITB Asia opens tomorrow
The impact of the global financial instability on travel bookings and the need for a coherent response will be addressed by hotel, aviation and tour operator CEOs, including Mr. Peter Long, chief executive of TUI Travel Plc in the ITB Asia Convention. ITB Asia is the brand extension of ITB Berlin, the largest travel show in the world.
Messe Berlin (Singapore) director, Dr. Martin Buck, said, “The travel industry in Asia has seen good times and bad times. It always comes back stronger after a setback. Travel industry leaders are forward looking, positive and solutions-driven. There will certainly be urgency and a buzz around the show floor this week.”
The ITB Asia opening ceremony takes place at 09:00-10:00 on October 22 at the Theatre in Suntec on Level 2, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:00 at Level 6 in front of Hall 2.
On the evening of October 22 three thousand ITB Asia delegates will be regaled at a welcome dinner and reception called “Singapore Ignites” hosted by the Singapore Tourism Board at the Marina Bay Floating Platform.
About ITB Asia
ITB Asia will take place for the first time at Suntec Singapore on October 22-24, 2008. It is organized by Messe Berlin (Singapore) Pte Ltd in conjunction with the Singapore Tourism Board. The event will feature more than 500 exhibiting companies from the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East, covering not only the leisure market, but also corporate and MICE travel. It will include exhibition pavilions and tabletop presence for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) providing travel services. Exhibitors from every sector of the industry, including destinations, airlines and airports, hotels and resorts, theme parks and attractions, inbound tour operators, inbound DMCs, cruise lines, spas, venues, other meeting facilities and travel technology companies are all expected to attend.
Contacts for exhibitors
Messe Berlin ( Singapore) Pte Ltd
Whey Whey Ng
25 International Business Park
# 04-113 German Centre
Tel.: +65 6407 1468
FAX.: +65 6407 1501
Sales Director ITB Asia
+49 30 3038 2339