Japan’s inbound continues to surge, reaching over 30m visitors in 2018, inching ever closer to its goal of 40m by 2020 and 60m in another decade. How are brands in travel and beyond bracing themselves for the influx? How will Japan maintain its prominence and allure as a top destination amid rising competition? Will Japanese travel brands maintain dominance on their home turf as foreign brands enter and expand, or are collaboration and consolidation key to a shared victory? How can Japan spread tourism beyond its main cities? How will smaller players survive in an age of consolidation and scale?
ITB Asia 2018 exceeds record-breaking numbers of anniversary event last year Over 1,000 exhibitors at the show, marking a 7.6% increase from 2017 Over 1,000 buyers with 49% increase in MICE and Corporate buyers from 2017 A staggering 25,000 business appointments booked
Event to feature stellar line-up of keynotes and speakers, amidst record participation from international partners; Over 1,000 exhibitors expected at ITB Asia 2018; Over 200 speakers on 6 stages covering 200 hours of insightful content; Knowledge Theatre set to be most popular theatre at the show
* Microsoft, Egencia, Travelport, SITA, Fliggy, Tencent and more leading tech companies to discuss digitising the travel industry * C-Suite Executives share insights on artificial intelligence (AI), biometrics, blockchain and latest travel technologies at Travel & Tech Conference Track * New MICE Tech Showcase to unveil innovations to solve complex issues in MICE industry * Key industry partners include Asian Development Bank, Innovel Travel Tech, Skift and Troovo
The importance of food, trends in accommodation, and how to use networking properly are just three of the areas speakers will dig into at the 2018 Travel Industry Exhibition, while a special panel discussion will delve into ethical and responsible tourism. 21-22 August, Dockside, Darling Harbour.
Disruption and innovation set to be the focus of ITB Asia 2018 keynote sessions with a stellar line up of speakers
Global leaders from Facebook, Microsoft, Trip.com to provide insights on the major trends driving change and transformation within the travel industry
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