WTM Connect Asia, taking place in Penang, known as the cultural melting pot of Malaysia, is a ‘pod’ event marking World Travel Market’s arrival in South East Asia.
During the three days of WTM Connect Asia from 18-20 May, suppliers of international travel product will meet with Chinese, South East Asian and international Hosted Buyers for pre-scheduled business appointments, inspiring education content, networking functions and cultural evening events.
The Hosted Buyer Programme offers carefully selected leisure travel buyers from all over the world the chance to attend and make new business contacts. China’s outbound leisure travel market is now the largest single travel market in the world and continues to grow. Taking this into consideration, WTM Connect Asia is hosting a number of key outbound Chinese leisure travel buyers providing more business opportunities for exhibitors.
Beijing Luxtrip Holding Ltd, Mudianjiang Youth International Travel Agency Co. Ltd , Ctrip, Beijing Huantao Information & Technology Co. Ltd, GZL International Travel Service Limited, Chongqing Guangda International Travel Ltd Co, China Chongqing Holiday International Travel Service Co. LTD, 6renyou Trip are some of the Chinese buyers confirmed to attend.
In addition to the Chinese Hosted Buyers at WTM Connect Asia there will also be buyers attending from South East Asia and the rest of the world, providing a strong offer for exhibiting companies. Some of these buyers are Interpark, Cathay Pacific Holidays, APT, Gate 1 Travel, Tidesquare/ Privia Travel, Pacific Leisure Group, and CBS Travel Asia.
WTM Connect Asia has an equally strong mix of exhibitors lined up including Missing Italia, INCOTOUR GROUP Oy, JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc, Cox & Kings, Helidubai , Olympia Europe LTD, Travallanda, Let's Travel, C Hotels Tourico and Kaimoo Travels & Hotel Services Pvt Ltd.