- The premier travel tech show in Asia is attracting numerous exhibitors such as DidaTravel, Shiji Singapore, SiteMinder, Trip.com, and many more
- Industry experts from Accor, Agoda, KAYAK, Oracle Hospitality, OYO and more are marking the demand for travel technology in the Asian travel market
- The in-person event includes three full days of exhibition, business matching platform and conference programme
Travel Tech Asia 2022 is a three-day conference and trade show aimed at providing the community with a platform for in-depth discussions on how travel tech can change and transform the travel & tourism industry. Organised by Messe Berlin (Singapore) and co-located with ITB Asia and MICE Show Asia, Travel Tech Asia is the most important travel technology marketplace for digital travel leaders and will be held as an in-person event from 19 – 21 October at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
“Travel technology solutions are more crucial than ever as they help the industry cope with the aftermath of the pandemic. Travel Tech Asia brings CEOs, founders and the world’s experts from leading companies to share latest updates, brand-new ideas and proven case studies on how technologies can offer meaningful connections between travel brands and customers to deliver seamless end to end customer journey”, said Katrina Leung, Managing Director of Messe Berlin (Singapore), the organiser of Travel Tech Asia, ITB Asia and MICE Show Asia.
Travel Tech Asia Conference 2022 gathers the thought leaders in Travel Tech
Travel Tech Asia Conference is the leading stage for digital travel professionals. It will feature a series of talks from leading brands and companies on three main topics: “How technology is changing the way we travel and the need for companies to adapt to the changing trends”, “How the travel industry can leverage on technology to take their business to the next level” and “How emerging technologies, trends and ideas are creating new opportunities in travel”.
Over the past three years since the COVID-19 pandemic began, travel tech innovations have gone from futuristic to familiar, shaping the way people travel throughout their entire journeys. The Tech Leaders’ Panel, titled “The Future is Digital” will bring together experts from across the travel ecosystem to talk about the latest innovations that will impact travellers’ next journeys, as well as strategies for travel brands to up their 4.0 game. Confirmed panelists include Khang Trieu Nguyen, Group Chief Technology Architect at Accor, Terence Eng, CTO at FCM Travel Asia, Bryant Kok, Director, Digital Transformation & Information Technology at Gardens by the Bay, Wong Ming Fai, CTO, Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Jane Lim, Vice President, Global Markets at Tripadvisor. The panel will be moderated by Jeff Pan, Venture Builder, McKinsey & Company.
The next frontier in travel will be driven by super apps and the technologies behind the platforms, which will allow travel companies to meet customers’ demand for convenient and connected experiences. Amanda Woo, CEO, airasia Super App explains to the audience how super apps are not just a glimpse into the future in her C-Suite Talk presentation “Reimagining Global Connectivity and How Air Transport Can Successfully Integrate with Super Apps”.
In another C-Suite Talk, titled, “The Importance of Digitilisation in the Travel Industry”, Eric Zhuang, Chief Strategy Officer, DidaTravel, shares insights on how embarking on a digitalisation journey can help travel companies stay relevant in the competitive post COVID-19 world by increasing internal operational efficiencies, addressing labor shortages, connecting with a broader range of business partners, and leveraging data to make better business decisions.
Even major hotel groups must take a fresh look at their distribution strategies. Nicholas van Breda, AVP Global Distribution, Shangri-La Group identifies bespoken distribution strategies for hotels in the session, named, “A Fresh Look at Hotel Distribution Strategies”. Other key speakers include Luis García, CEO, Europamundo, Elia San Martin, Vice President & General Manager, APAC, KAYAK, Brett Henry, President Director, MG Group, Letka Prendergast, Director of Solution Engineering Hospitality – JAPAC, Oracle Hospitality, Ankit Tandon, Global Chief Business Officer and CEO – Southeast Asia & Middle East, OYO, Kim Ong, Regional Director SEA, STR, Tom Kershaw, Chief Product and Technology Officer, Travelport, Brett Ziegler, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Trip Ninja, Boon Sian Chai, Managing Director and Vice President, International Markets, Trip.com Group and Praveen Paul, Co-Founder/ COO, Winsar Group. Besides direct bookings, metasearch optimisation and revenue management, they will also talk about the COVID-19 era and what weaknesses in travel distribution the pandemic has exposed.
Key Exhibitors of Travel Tech Asia 2022 underlining the growing importance of travel technology
At Travel Tech Asia providers present their global distribution systems, tour operator databases, reservation systems, travel agency software and calculation programmes. With a strong exhibitor line-up, including 11-Infotech, DidaTravel, Djubo, GIATA, Go Global Travel, Hotelogix, HUB OS Asia, INFOR, InTouch, Juniper, Revinate, SABA Hospitality Technology Solutions, Shiji Singapore, SiteMinder, TBO Holidays, Trip Ninja and Trip.com, the travel tech sector is reporting strong growth again.
In addition to the major players, the show also welcomes other companies as travel tech exhibitors at the show, including Blue Ribbon Bags, Flightroutes24, Korea Tourism Startup Center, Octorate, Online Travel Information Services, Thomalex, TravelLine, Trransfer Technologies, Verteil Technologies, VOISO, Vouch Concierge and WINCLOUD.
Business Matching made easy
Attendees with meeting slots will have access to the Business Matching platform, designed to connect visitors, buyers and exhibitors. The platform allows attendees to pre-schedule meeting appointments and allocate time to attend conferences and networking functions. Business Matching is available until 21 October 2022.
Interested participants may purchase an early bird discounted ticket online on: itb-asia.com/visit-register .
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For more information on ITB Asia 2022 events and conferences, visit itb-asia.com.