Second Annual TravelRave Set for October 2011 in Singapore

This October, Singapore will host the second annual TravelRave travel and tourism conference. The event, which highlights the tourism industry in Asia, was launched for the first time last year with more than 8,000 delegates. The second installment of the event is schedules for October 17-23, 2011, and will also feature additional partnerships and events, including a brand-new Asia Pacific Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference presented by parent company, Questex Media Group.

To put together this year’s TravelRave, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) also partnered with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).

“With international tourist arrivals to Asia expected to grow between 7 and 9 percent in 2011, TravelRave plays an important role as a comprehensive platform for the industry to exchange knowledge, build alliances and realize opportunities,” said Aw Kah Peng, chief executive for the STB. “Together with our existing anchor events, these new partnerships will present fresh insight on the Asian travel and tourism industry, promising an even more enriching edition this year.”

The WTTC is partnering Singapore to conduct research that will quantify the impact of business travel on national economies. The insights for Southeast Asia will be shared for the first time at TravelRave, together with more in-depth findings on the Asia-Pacific region.

The UNWTO and Singapore are also organizing a half-day meeting that will bring together worldwide decision makers from the various quadrants of the tourism sector, and economic and political leaders to discuss global challenges and outreach outside the tourism sector.  

Questex Media Group is launching the Asia Pacific Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference 2011, a strategic half-day meeting that will lead up to the full-fledged International Hotel and Tourism Investment Forum (Asia Pacific) in 2012. The inaugural event will be the only one in the region to showcase distinctive opportunities for the Asia hotel travel and tourism investment sector.

Travel+Leisure, in partnership with STB, will present original research on luxury travel, while ITB Asia will launch new dedicated forums including an Associations Conference and a one-day travel agent conference with TTG Asia. CNBC will present its inaugural Travel Business Leader Award Asia Pacific at the Asia Travel Leaders Summit.


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