Messe Berlin (Singapore) today announced the launch of ITB Community, in Asia (ITB Community). ITB Community will offer a comprehensive user experience, virtual events (including the upcoming ITB Asia Virtual, which takes place from 21-23 October 2020) with business networking opportunities, and knowledge exchange with expansive interactive content for community members to leverage on.
Being the unique platform of its kind for the travel trade industry in Asia, ITB Community will also see through a year-long engagement programme for all travel and tourism stakeholders, free of charge for its inception year. ITB Community will leverage on ITB Asia’s global database of travel suppliers and buyers to virtually continue their conversations and to contribute best practices and content for the travel trade to navigate the recovery of tourism.
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) partners 54 hotels and eight DMCs to roll out a new campaign “Ease Up” featuring a generous financial grant, free airport transfers, free sightseeing and free hotel rooms.
The new campaign is launched at the virtual trade show, ITCM China 2020, on August 4 by Mrs Nichapa Yoswee, Senior Vice President – Business of TCEB. It is the first virtual trade show the bureau has taken part in along with 20 Thai suppliers and 1 association.
In view of the recent spike of Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong and the tightening of social distancing by the government which severely restricts number of participants at public events, the ITE Hong Kong leisure travel and MICE exhibition scheduled in August 2020 will be cancelled!
Its next edition, ITE Hong Kong 2021, will be held from June 17 to 20 next year. It comprises the 35th ITE (Leisure) and the 16th ITE MICE. The Organiser of the event is looking into arranging an online marketing platform between now and next June to facilitate sellers and buyers in maintaining contacts, while details of next year's ITE will be announced in due course.
Messe Berlin (Singapore) announced that ITB Asia, MICE Show Asia and Travel Tech Asia will go virtual from 21 to 23 October 2020. Originally scheduled on the same dates, the annual travel trade show will instead be held on a virtual platform, due to the uncertainty over continued global travel restrictions and safe distancing measures.
The Organizer for IT&CM Asia has announced the dates for its 2020 virtual event, as well as the 2021 physical event:
Virtual | 16 to 20 November 2020
Physical | 28 to 30 September 2021, Bangkok, Thailand
More information will be released in due course. Save the dates and stay tuned for more information.
40 events in Thailand will move online or achieve enhanced online presence this year with the support of Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) as a result of TCEB’s Virtual Meeting Space (VMS) project.
The project supports two types of digital initiatives – webinar and offline to online (O2O) exhibitions. Three month after its launch in April, 2020, TCEB has confirmed support for 40 Virtual Meeting Space (VMS), with some events featuring both webinar and O2O components.
New contactless and cleaning innovations to enhance health and safety for travellers at Singapore's Changi Airport
Changi Airport has begun transforming the passenger experience with new contactless and cleaning innovations for a safer, but yet seamless, airport journey. These measures will be rolled out airport-wide in preparation for when air travel into and out of Singapore gradually resumes.
At Changi’s automated kiosks, new proximity sensors are being installed progressively to eliminate the need for travellers to touch the electronic screens when they check in or drop off their bags. Used for the first time in any airport, infrared sensors will enable passengers to select options and key in their travel details by pointing their finger close to the screen without touching it. For those who need to check in at counters staffed by customer service agents, acrylic screens will provide a safe barrier between passengers and staff.
Covid-19 has caused IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2020 physical events to be deferred to 28-30 September 2021. A virtual event is being planned in fourth quarter of this year. For updates, visit: https://itcma.com/
The continued uncertainty of the Covid-19 situation, causing travel restrictions and limited aviation options, as well as other related reasons, have led to the deferment of this year’s show at this critical juncture in the event’s timeline.
A survey conducted in June by the Organiser of ITE Hong Kong travel fair received 1506 replies from respondents. The survey asks where respondents would be interested in visiting after travel restrictions are lifted, and the results show strong pent-up demand for travels.
The findings based on these 1506 replies are compared, whenever appropriate, to a similar survey held in June 2019 with similar respondent profiles.
A long list of Thai MICE venue operators are exhibiting their new health measures ready to be executed for the debut of business events after the government allowed MICE industry to restart with no limit on size and attendance under the fourth-phase easing of lockdown measures.
To demonstrate concerted action of the public and private sector in propelling Thai MICE industry into new normal landscape, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and Department of Health (DOH) under the Ministry of Public Health led the press in the inspection visit to Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) last week to view their new health measures for the upcoming business events, starting at the end of June, and make suggestions where appropriate. The inspection at BITEC followed the visit to IMPACT, another major venue of Bangkok. Visit to other MICE venues and hotel venues around Bangkok will follow.
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