Further East is returning to Seminyak, Bali, from November 6 to 9 for its fourth edition. Organised by This is Beyond, the four-day festival is now open for bookings.
Retaining the theme New Horizons, Further East 2023 unites a community of Asia-Pacific-focused brands, global buyers and world-renowned media to reimagine the future of luxury travel.
The guest list will be expanded to 200 exhibitors and will introduce collaborations with more like-minded Balinese partners, a leadership summit as well as trendsetting experiences on purposeful travel and well-being.
This year, the criteria for buyers and exhibitors will remain stringent – only travel brands and buyers with a dynamic vision and fingers on the pulse of new trends will be invited.
Serge Dive, founder and CEO of This is Beyond, said: “The community at Further East understands our values at This is Beyond. We want to curate a unique travel festival, where the vibe is unique and the focus never strays from what’s next for the future of travel.
“Bali remains as our home for Further East because it is the perfect venue for barefoot business and pool-side networking, where local heritage is prevalent and spirituality is omnipresent, without the need for taxis or trains. With the world’s focus on sustainability, we want to be authentic in curating purposeful events instead of paying lip service.”
Further East 2022 was staged successfully despite challenges in air connectivity and travel costs, with an attendance of 450 delegates comprising 150 brand representations, around 140 buyers and 20 media.