The half-day by-invitation event from 2-6pm will include high-level speakers representing India’s travel industry which is in the midst of transformation as an increasingly young, mobile and social middle class enters the marketplace.
Themed “Deconstructing the India Story”, top executives from leading travel brands such as MakeMyTrip, Yatra, Cleartrip, AirAsia Expedia, Thomas Cook and Mercury Travels will participate in the programme.
“The entrepreneurial and innovative spirit is strong here in India. This rings true in the travel space, where increasing digitization is disrupting the travel decision and planning process. Working with WIT to bring key insights from Singapore’s TravelRave to India would enable the travel ecosystem here to plug into latest trends in travel technology, entrepreneurship and innovation across Asia,” said Chang Chee Pey, Executive Director, South Asia, Middle East, Africa Europe, Singapore Tourism Board.
“We’ve been thinking of doing a WIT India edition for some time and this partnership with STB is a good opportunity for us to bring our style of events to India, one of the biggest and most important markets that’s changing travel in Asia,” said Yeoh Siew Hoon, editor and founder of WIT, who will facilitate the forum.
“Nicknamed the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore was a natural choice for us given its vibrant and dynamic start-up scene. Many global accelerator programmes and travel tech companies are based in Bangalore. A selected number of invitations will be extended to prominent self-starters to cross-pollinate ideas with some of the more established travel players at the Forum,” continued Chang Chee Pey.
TravelRave is Asia’s premier travel and tourism week held annually in Singapore. Last year’s TravelRave gathered over 10,800 delegates from across the globe. The fifth edition of TravelRave will take place in Singapore on 27-31 October 2014 and the line-up includes ITB Asia, the Asia Travel Leaders Summit and WIT.
TravelRave, Asia’s premier travel and tourism week, will take place from 27 to 31 October 2014 with an exciting line up of quality events featuring thought-provoking content, influential speakers and the chance to network with some of the leading names in the travel and tourism industry. Leveraging Asia’s growing potential, TravelRave 2014 will provide a dynamic platform for business leaders and industry professionals to convene, share knowledge and insights, network and discover new business opportunities and celebrate Asian tourism at its best. Find out more here.
STB and WIT to hold India Travel Executive Forum on July 10