TravelRave, Asia's premier travel and tourism week returns to Singapore and will be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre from 19 to 23 October 2015.
Travel and tourism's most influential leaders and experts will once again gather to share knowledge and insights as well as create and collaborate on new business opportunities during TravelRave 2015.
TravelRave was developed in 2010 by the Singapore Tourism Board as a dynamic platform where the Asian travel and tourism industry can exchange in-depth local knowledge that will help to build stronger businesses and inspire the creation of targeted products and services that cater to Asia's diverse growth markets.
Here are some highlights of the week-long programme:
WIT Conference (19 – 21 October 2015)
WIT gathers influential speakers, industry veterans, investors, entrepreneurs, and marketing experts to discuss the future of Asian travel. It is the most diverse and highest level gathering of travel industry professionals in the Asian travel distribution, marketing and technology sector, all wanting to influence the future of the travel industry in the most exciting region in the world.
Hotel Technology Conference (22 October 2015)
This conference will explore how existing and emerging technologies can support new revenue sources, improve operational efficiencies and enhance customer services standards.
Hotel Management Singapore Summit (22 October 2015)
This summit will address major challenges impacting the hospitality industry, and provide its attendees with a dynamic platform to discuss key operational, branding and financial issues that directly impact corporate and property profit and loss.
ITB Asia (21 – 23 October 2015)
Exhibition showcasing up to 800 exhibiting companies from around the world, covering not only the leisure market, but also corporate and MICE travel sectors.
The Travel Leaders Summit is iconic now in the calendar for the 12 month period, and I think the whole TravelRave week that has been constructed is really, really, excellent because there are a number of events that happen during this week which brings all the industry leaders to Singapore.
Mr. David Scowsill
President & Chief Executive Officer
World Travel & Tourism Council
Highlights and Trends from TravelRave 2014
Last year's TravelRave was a resounding success, attracting 11,400 attendees from all over the world over five days, from 27 to 31 October 2014. The week was packed with engaging seminars and panels that discussed the latest trends in the Asian travel industry.
Some new trends identified included the new wave of Chinese tourists from increasingly wealthy secondary cities, the opportunities and challenges of millennials in the workforce, the digitisation of the travel and hospitality sectors, and the growth of low cost airlines.
Highlights included the Asian Travel Leaders Summit, which gave insights into millennial employee behaviour and career expectation. In the Hotel Management Summit Singapore and Hotel Technology Conference, operational and financial issues, and technological innovations in hospitality were discussed respectively.
ITB Asia, one of the most popular travel trade shows in the APAC region, gathered 852 buyers, 744 exhibitors and 9,650 trade delegates from around the world, and was a great opportunity to network and create new business relations.
The business week catering to the travel and tourism industry has upheld its stellar reputation with the success of TravelRave 2014. Mark your calendars for the upcoming TravelRave 2015 in October, as it is going to be bigger and better than before!