Published on : Tuesday, June 11, 2019
ITB Asia is back and with four months to go before it starts on 16 October this year, the event is already attracting extraordinary exhibition demand from National Tourism Organizations (NTOs) and Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs).
Following in on 2018 trade show’s record-breaking number of attendees of over 11,000, this year’s event will see at least 19 new NTOs and RTOs. So far, the three contingents with the largest exhibition spaces registered are from Indonesia, Russia and South Korea.
The strongest participation comes from Asia, with Southeast Asia well represented, and newcomers Myanmar and RTO, Jakarta, taking part. North Asia will see an expanded South Korean group with RTOs from Gyeonggi, Jeju and Seoul securing their own booths.
South Asia will also see a larger presence with new exhibitors like Bhutan, the Maldives, and Sri Lanka joining India and Central Asia is represented by Uzbekistan which will be taking part for the first time.
The Balkan states of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia will be participating for the first time along with the Czech Republic and Estonia. Compared to previous years, Hungary and Russia will also have larger contingents. New RTOs from East Bavaria, Franconia, Frankfurt and Magdeburg will also form a larger German contingent with existing destinations like Berlin and Saxony.
The stunning growth in exhibitor demand is fuelled by growth in tourism globally. The UNTWO has said that tourism is one of the most powerful drivers of economic growth and development. ITB Asia 2019 will return to its well-known venue of the Sands Expo & Convention Centre as part of its partnership with Marina Bay Sands as the Official Partner Hotel.
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