Thursday, September 29, 2016

IT&CM Asia 2016 in Bangkok for incentive travel, conventions and meetings

IT&CM Asian 2016 in Bangkok for incentive travel, conventions and meetings
IT&CM Asia 2016 in Bangkok

IT&CM Asia 2016 in Bangkok, the most important event industry event in Asia for incentive travel, conventions and meetings is going on right now.

Travelife General Manager Angelica Bayona is at the IT&CM Asia 2016 in Bangkok right now represent our magazine, the leading travel & lifestyle publication for upmarket travelers in Asia.


Travelife Magazine General Manager Angelica Bayona
at IT&CM Asia 2016 in Bangkok

SUCCESS OF IT&CM ASIA 2016
IN BANGKOK

She says that IT&CM Asian 2016 in Bangkok is another great success.

This year, 18 National Tourism Organisations (NTOs), Convention Visitor Bureaus (CVBs), corporates, and various organisations snapped up close to 30 captive engagement sessions

IT&CM Asia 2016 in Bangkok


The exclusively-branded platforms that include media briefings, destination presentations, and social networking functions, allowed hosts and sponsors to effectively introduce their brands and destinations to their target delegate profiles. 


IT&CM Asia 2016 in Bangkok

UNIQUE APPROACH
AT IT&CM ASIA 2016

IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific’s results-proven, integrated marketing approach has stimulated brands to invest beyond individual business appointments

The invaluable exposure that exposes buyers and media to new or updated product solutions that they might not have otherwise considered, make these tailored outreach platforms a worthwhile investment.

IT&CM Asia 2016 in Bangkok

IT&CM ASIA 2016 IN BANGKOK
FOCUSED ON ASIAN BUYERS

Ralf Ostendorf, Visit Berlin’s Director of Market Management for Asia, Australia, and Middle East explained the motivation behind their hosted luncheon for 32 Asia-based buyers. “We were interested in finding a different way to further strengthen our network in Asia, so we decided to return as an exhibitor and come in as a first-time sponsor

He added: "The added value and targeted engagement from pre-selecting the buyers we wanted really gave us the opportunity to present our destination and show our buyers what Berlin has to offer. This gave us the exact audience we were seeking.”

IT&CM Asia 2016 in Bangkok


HRS’ Ewa Cyman, Regional Sales Manager (Hotels), Asia-Pacific, said, “Our previous years as CTW Asia-Pacific coffee break sponsors have been very beneficial as it enabled us to foster a closer relationship with our buyers on a more casual, open level." 

She added: "Leveraging on the various events and sponsorship spaces gave us the opportunity to share our value propositions and end-to-end solutions with our corporate clients.”
IT&CM Asia 2016 in Bangkok

IT&CM ASIA 2016 SPONSORS

Other engagement session headliners include Busan, Chiang Mai, Dubai, Fukuoka, India, Malaysia, Monaco, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Airbnb, Carey International, JW Marriott, Oakwood Worldwide®, Royal Caribbean International, Worldwide Cruise Associates & Celebrity Cruise Lines.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Blue Man Group shows at The Theater at Solaire Resort

The Blue Man Group shows at The Theater at Solaire Resort
The Blue Man Group shows in Manila at The Theater at Solaire Resort

So the Blue Man Group was in Manila at The Theater at Solaire for a series of shows and what exciting and entertaining performances these were.

The Blue Man Group shows in Manila at The Theater at Solaire Resort

Travelife Magazine, the leading travel & lifestyle publication, was a proud event partner of these wonderful Blue Man Group shows, so I attended the opening night performance as well as the last day performance.

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THE VIP SPLASH SECTION

Both times, we sat in what we call the Blue Man Group VIP Splash section

These were the first few rows of The Theater at Solaifre, very near the stage. In fact, these seats were so near we were given plastic raincoats in Globe Telecom balls to wear in case water or paint splattered onto our clothes.

The Blue Man Group shows in Manila at The Theater at Solaire Resort

On opening night, my friends and I sat in the first row at the very center, and that was so much fun. 

On the last day, we sat in the side, on the 2nd row, so we didn't miss any of the action either. And we had just as much fun the second time around.

The Blue Man Group shows in Manila at The Theater at Solaire Resort

MY FAVOURITE PART OF
THE BLUE MAN GROUP SHOW


And my favourite part was the release of gigantic plastic balls all over the theater as lively music played, causing the audience to stand, dance, take selfies or videos, or try and push the balls further upwards.

Either way, we all sure were living a #Travelife.

Travelife Magazine columnist Michelle Barrera gets into a staring contest
with a guy who turned blue in the face
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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Day 2 Schedule of ITB Asia 2016 in Singapore

Day 2 of ITB Asia 2016 in Singapore
Penang Tourism Board
at ITB 2015 in Singapore
photo courtesy of ITB Asia

The Travelife Magazine team is looking forward to seeing all our industry friends once more at ITB Asia in Singapore next month.


Google and Priceline Group were announced as speakers of the inaugural three day keynote line-up at ITB Asia 2016 in Singapore. Below please find the Day 2 schedule of ITB Asia 2016 in Singapore.

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DAY 2 SCHEDULE
OF ITB SINGAPORE 


With OTA sales in the Asia Pacific region skyrocketing, travel industry heavyweights like Expedia group, Agoda, Zuji and Ctrip will be providing in-depth insights into this burgeoning sector.

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The Pan Pacific Hotels Group
at ITB 2015 in Singapore
photo courtesy of ITB Asia

ITB Asia's first strategic partnership with MasterCard will bring together a thought leadership panel discussion, moderated by Alex.



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This panel will welcome the opinions of:

Greg Schulze
Senior Vice President, Commercial Strategy and Services
EXPEDIA GROUP

Timothy Hughes
Vice President Business Development 
AGODA

Chua Hui Wan
CEO
ZUJI SINGAPORE 

Jenny Wu
Chief Strategy Officer
CTRIP.COM


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