Bigger and higher: ITB Asia 2023 returns with more exhibitors
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ITB Asia 2023 has returned for its sixteenth version occupying two full flooring of the Sands Expo & Convention Centre!
Proving that it’s the largest journey commerce present within the continent, ITB Asia kicked off with over 1,838 worldwide exhibitors, a 35% improve in new exhibitors, a 38% improve in MICE, and more than 200% development in journey know-how. Over 1,300 international top-tier consumers, and over 100 convention audio system.
From October 25-27, ITB Asia 2023 guarantees networking alternatives with worldwide exhibitors with insightful convention classes. Guest of Honour Alvin Tan, Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore, opened the present collectively with Melissa Ow, Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board and David Ruetz, Senior Vice President, Messe Berlin, who inaugurated the present.
“I am delighted about the noticeable rise in the number of international exhibitors. The ITB global brand family is making a strong case in 2023 as the travel industry resurges. Coming back to the live format in 2022, ITB Asia has established itself as a trendsetter for the entire branch. As the world keeps changing at an unprecedented pace, we expect it to become the cradle for the industry’s cutting-edge trends, the cultivating space of free idea exchange and sustainable cooperations,” says Mr Ruetz.
Adopting the theme “Accelerating Growth: Paving the Way for New Opportunities in Travel & Tourism”, the ITB Asia Conference will turn out to be a hotspot for brand spanking new concepts and networking. Over 160 audio system will ship 4,000 minutes of speeches in over 100 classes spanning 3 days. The attendees will talk about subjects essential to the way forward for MICE, company journey, leisure journey, and journey know-how.
Hermione Joye, Sector Lead, Travel and Vertical Search APAC, Google, and James Liang, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Board, Trip.com Group will ship the opening keynotes of the convention. The Knowledge Theatre convention observe runs in parallel with MICE Show Asia and Travel Tech Asia.
The Startup Arena throughout the Travel Tech Asia Hall will supply an thrilling alternative for startup exhibitors to showcase their improvements to the knowledgeable viewers.
Focus on Destinations
This yr’s ITB Asia exhibition boasts a powerful number of over 80 National Tourism Organisations (NTOs) and Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs). The present options exhibition sponsors, together with Busan Tourism Organization, Japan National Tourism Organization, Korea Tourism Startup Center, Penang Global Tourism, Sentosa Development Corporation, Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines, and Visit Finland.
The State of Palestine’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is without doubt one of the exhibitors this yr regardless of the continuing struggle. Majed Ishaq, Director General of Marketing, Palestine Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities mentioned that they confirmed up at ITB Asia 2023 on account of two causes. “We already paid a lot of money from the government to be here before the war happened; and to show that we exist.”
Mr. Ishaq harassed how tourism is essential for Palestine. When requested if there are flights flying to Palestine, Mr. Ishaq mentioned that there aren’t any flights for the time being. However, he hoped that the battle can be resolved quickly, so Palestine might welcome vacationers again to the holy land. I regarded on the images of Palestine within the brochure he handed to me. It regarded very totally different from the picture that I noticed within the information earlier.
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