Top News ITB Asia returns as all-virtual event in October By TTG Asia / Posted on 30 June, 2021 15:42 This year’s ITB Asia will be held virtually for the second year in a row, with the physical show postponed to 2022. Set to take place from October 25-29, ITB Asia 2021 will be held in conjunction with MICE Show Asia as well as Travel Tech Asia. Organiser Messe Berlin said in a statement: “After close observations of international developments of the Covid-19 pandemic and extensive conversations with local authorities and partners, the show organisers made the difficult decision to move the show completely virtual. “The decision is made as Singapore moves to Phase 3 (heightened alert), where the current limit for MICE events is set at 250 attendees. “In addition, the recent surge in Covid-19 infections in the Asia-Pacific region has dimmed the positive outlook for the aviation sector, undermining previous optimism among travellers as regional countries tighten border controls and travel restrictions to control the spread of the virus. “Therefore, after careful consideration, Messe Berlin (Singapore) concludes to postpone the physical ITB Asia to 2022 and hold this year’s event virtually.” Similar to the previous year, ITB Asia Virtual will be hosted on ITB Community in Asia. Key features of the event include an interactive social networking page, a live business matching platform, a line-up of key industry speakers, comprehensive supplier directory, knowledge library, and on-demand videos. ITB Asia 2022 will return to Singapore on October 19-22, 2022, at Sands Expo & Convention Centre.