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TravelRave 2012 Highlights
 
Tourism Destination Investment Conference Asia (15 -17 October)
Supported by the International Hotel Investment Association, this event will focus on Tourism Infrastructure Development and Hotel Investment Opportunities across Asia. 
 
Aviation Outlook Asia (17- 18 October)
Asia's leading C-level aviation industry platform will see more than 300 CEOs and senior-level executives participate in strategic discussions on the Asian aviation market.
 
Web In Travel Conference (15-17 October)
A cutting edge conference on travel distribution, marketing and technology in Asia Pacific 
 
Hotel Technology Conference (16 October)
Hotel Technology 2012 will feature a full day conference and discuss the latest trends in hotel technology.
 
ITB Asia (17-19 October)
ITB Asia features the full range of travel products, services and goods. It also functions as a knowledge platform for the industry along with the concurrently held ITB Asia Convention and partner events.
 
By invitation only:
  • Asia Travel Leaders Summit (16 October) 
  • Singapore Experience Awards and Conversation (15 October)
  • World Travel Awards (18 October)
The G20 recently announced the inclusion of travel and tourism as a driver of economic growth with the potential to create millions of new jobs and billions of dollars of GDP. Attesting to the newfound status of the industry is Asia. According to the UNWTO, the region will increase its global market share of international tourist arrivals to 30 per cent in 2030 (up from 22 per cent in 2010) and businesses in both the upstream and downstream travel supply chain have been quick to leverage opportunities to establish their footprint in Asia.
 
TravelRave: A common ground to connect
In celebration of Asian tourism, the Singapore Tourism Board has taken the lead by creating TravelRave, a comprehensive regional platform bringing business leaders together to discuss potential collaborations that can fuel the growth of Asia’s vibrant travel and tourism industry. Beyond setting the industry abuzz with complementary business events, the week-long TravelRave also offers a common ground for the industry to connect over insightful exchanges about Asia, the new powerhouse of travel and tourism. 
 
Referencing the Tourism Towards 2030 statistics, Mr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of the UNWTO said, “TravelRave is an innovative initiative and a perfect platform to leverage the dynamism of Asia’s tourism. According to our long term forecast, Asia will be the fastest growing region for international tourism within the coming two decades and TravelRave enables the sector to harness this vast growth potential."
 
The Secretary-General could not be more accurate. Industry demand to be a part of TravelRave continues to grow in the third edition of TravelRave. ITB Asia, the key trade show under the TravelRave umbrella is a good example of this. 
 
“Each year the show gets bigger and better. We increased capacity by 20 percent after a record performance in 2011 and this year, five months before ITB Asia, there was already a waiting list of companies still interested in participating at the event,” said Nino Grüttke, Executive Director of ITB Asia.
 
Highly focused on converging the best minds of the travel and tourism industry, the annual TravelRave, Asia’s most influential B2B platform, is set to drive meaningful business discussions across the sector and provide industry professionals with a deeper understanding of Asia. Mr.Henning Boysen, Chairman of the Kuoni Group and TravelRave 2011 participant probably sums it up best, “If you want to grow and develop your business in this region, you'll greatly benefit from participating at TravelRave.”
 
TravelRave 2012 will be held from 15 to 19 October 2012 in Singapore. To find out more about events under TravelRave, visit www.travelrave.sg or join in the discussions @TravelRaveSG on Twitter and TravelRave group on LinkedIn. 
 
 
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