The event organisers of ITB Asia 2021 have decided to return to its ‘in-person’ format after going all-virtual for its 2020 edition.
To be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, in Singapore from October 27-29, 2021, ITB Asia aims to connect the key travel industry experts in the region from the MICE, leisure, corporate travel and travel technology segments.
ITB Asia 2021 will be implementing all the necessary hygiene and safety protocols needed in these unprecedented times.
More than 600 international exhibitors have already registered for the annual three day B2B trade show and convention, “signalling their confidence in the industry.”
The ITB Asia team is also set to facilitate the entry of short- term international MICE travellers into Singapore.
Some of the key participants include Azerbaijan Tourism Board, Inspired by Iceland, Korea Tourism Organization, Malta Tourism Authority, Moscow Project Office for Tourism and Hospitality Development, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia, Penang Global Tourism, Saudi Tourism Authority, Shizuoka Prefectural Government, Singapore Tourism Board, Visit Finland, Visit Maldives, Visit Monaco and Zagreb Tourist Board.
Other leading companies from the hospitality and travel technology sectors include Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited, BWH Hotel Group, Juniper, Meliá Hotels International, Oakwood Worldwide Asia, Open Destinations, PKFare, Qtech Software, Traveloka Services, Trip.com Group, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts.
Katrina Leung, managing director, Messe Berlin (Singapore), the organiser of ITB Asia said:
“It has been a difficult year, but the travel industry is best known for its resilience. More and more signs of the industry’s return are emerging. With the worldwide vaccination roll-outs, the industry is right to be optimistic. After ITB Asia went completely virtual for the first time last year, I am more than pleased that we are returning to an in-person event this October.
“Drawing from the lessons and past experiences, the ITB Asia Team will ensure a trade show with robust safe management measures in place to provide a safe environment for all ITB Asia attendees.”