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 October 19, 2015
TravelRave 2015: Asia's Premier Travel And Tourism Week Returns To Singapore

 TravelRave, Asia's premier travel and tourism week, returns for its sixth run in Singapore as the leading platform for business leaders and industry professionals from across the region to exchange travel insights and expand networks. Organised by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) from 19 to 23 October, the business events week will see a comprehensive line-up of speakers and events expounding on the trends and issues facing the travel ecosystem.

Mr Andrew Phua, Director of Exhibitions and Conferences, Singapore Tourism Board, said, "Launched in 2010, TravelRave has been shining the spotlight on Asian travel and tourism as a one-stop platform for industry professionals to gain strategic knowledge and insights into the region's multi-faceted environment. TravelRave 2015 continues to catalyse business networking and travel innovations with a concentration of events that showcases new and exciting developments in Asia's travel industry."

TravelRave 2015

Presenting Asian-focused insights across travel sectors from hospitality, luxury travel, aviation, and technology, TravelRave 2015 highlights include:

- Web in Travel (WIT) 2015 Conference will kick-start the week with provoking discussions aimed at redefining the boundaries in travel,
- ITB Asia, the anchor event of TravelRave, will host the show's first 'Luxury Travel & Hospitality Forum (LTHF)''; and
- Hotel Management Summit Singapore, co-located with the Hotel Technology Conference, will highlight game-changing travel trends disrupting the industry and what hoteliers can do.

Complementing TravelRave 2015 again is the Asia Travel Leaders Summit (ATLS), a by-invite-only event organised by STB that brings together leading industry players to discuss travel trends of the region through the theme, "Frontiers in Focus".

The week will also celebrate the best in Asian tourism with two of TravelRave's awards events, the TravelRave Leaders Gala and Singapore Experience Awards.

Moving Forward: Asia's New Tourism Landscape

STB first conceptualised TravelRave as a platform for industry professionals to springboard into Asia, and better understand the evolving needs of travellers in the region. TravelRave has since helped catalyse the growth of travel and tourism business events by clustering complementary ones together, especially those with an Asian perspective.

"Asia's tourism landscape has evolved quickly and extensively since 2010. The events within TravelRave have also grown in tandem, with each component event developing to become an important pillar of their respective sectors today, such that a single week can no longer accommodate all of them," said Mr Lionel Yeo, Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board (STB).

2015 saw the inaugural Aviation Festival Asia in February, as well as the annual Asia Meeting & Incentives Travel Exchange (AMITE) which is co-located under the Singapore MICE Forum in July. The upcoming editions of ITB Asia and WIT Conference have also grown to encompass broader components of the travel spectrum.

2016 will see Singapore host a year-long line-up of exciting travel and tourism events, much more than what a single week of TravelRave can traditionally deliver. Aviation Asia returns to start the year together with homegrown conference Food&HotelAsia in April and regionally-recognised TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in May. This is followed by AMITE and the Singapore MICE Forum in July.
ITB Asia, WIT Conference and other events will continue in October, and are poised to grow without the umbrella branding of TravelRave.

New entrants to Singapore including the Asia Pacific Airline Training Symposium (APATS) 2016 and Incentive, Conference & Event Society Asia-Pacific (ICESAP) 2016 will further complement mainstay events as well, echoing the many verticals in today's dynamic and diverse travel industry.

Mr Yeo added, "The demand for travel-related business events is growing strongly to support the bright outlook of tourism in Asia. The Singapore Tourism Board is proud that TravelRave has helped to catalyse this growth and there are now other emerging clusters of such events across the calendar year, with the potential for more to develop. We therefore welcome the opportunity to support the growth of travel and tourism events in Singapore throughout the year, and not just in October."

TravelRave

TravelRave, Asia's premier travel and tourism week, will take place from 19 to 23 October 2015 with an exciting line up of quality events featuring thought-provoking content, influential speakers and the chance to network with some of the leading names in the travel and tourism industry.

Leveraging Asia's growing potential, TravelRave 2015 will provide a dynamic platform for business leaders and industry professionals to convene, share knowledge and insights, network and discover new business opportunities and celebrate Asian tourism at its best.

www.travelrave.sg

Singapore Tourism Board

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is a leading economic development agency in tourism, one of Singapore's key service sectors. Known for partnership, innovation and excellence, STB champions tourism, making it a key economic driver for Singapore. We aim to differentiate and market Singapore as a must-visit destination offering a concentration of user-centric and enriching experiences through the "YourSingapore" brand.

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