Tourism Conference

Profiting from Sustainability Talks at ITB Asia 2019

SINGAPORE, 12 September 2019. Once again ITB Asia will bring together players from the tourism, hospitality, transport, theme parks and attractions industry in Singapore from 16 to 18 October 2019. The venue for conferences, talks and exhibition: Sands Expo and Convention Centre at the Marina Bay Sands.

ITB Asia 2019 promises to be a full house with representation from far away places such as Kazakhstan. Sustainable tourism is also a feature of the event. Courtesy: ITB Asia

ITB Asia 2019 promises to be a full house with representation from far away places such as Kazakhstan. Sustainable tourism is also a feature of the event. Courtesy: ITB Asia

For those eager to hear more about tourism with sustainability initiatives, visit the afternoon session on Friday 18 October within the Destination Marketing track.

Speakers with proven experience are lined up for two hours from 1:30pm to speak on the business aspects of running a tourism venture while taking into account impacts on society and the environment. The topics are as follows: 

  1.  Dr. Marc van Loo, CEO & Founder, Loola Adventure Group - Why sustainable tourism is simply good for business. Listen to his Safe Water Garden initiative as well.

  2. Vicky Smith, Founder, Earth Changers - Transforming travel: Can you have a successful business and create a positive impact?

  3. Paras Loomba, Founder & CEO, Global Himalayan Expedition - Impact tourism: The future of travel 

  4. Dr. Steve Newman, Group Sustainability Director, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts - Resilience through tourism

Details can be found on this Destination Marketing page of ITB Asia programme.

Other themes at this year’s event are Corporate Travel, Muslim Travel and Travel Technology. Altogether, there’ll be over 200 sessions led by more than 260 speakers.

This year, for the first time, a mega event on inaugural meetings, incentives, conferences & exhibitions (MICE) will be held alongside ITB Asia. At MICE Show Asia, attendees will get to hear about forecasts for the global meeting and events industries in 2020, and how the industry is transforming. Venue remains at Sands Expo and Convention Centre 

ITB Asia is organised by Messe Berlin (Singapore) Pte Ltd and supported by the Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau. In its 12th year, the annual three-day B2B trade show and convention will feature hundreds of exhibiting companies from the Asia- Pacific region, Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East, covering not only the leisure market, but also MICE and corporate travel.

For more information on ITB Asia 2019, visit

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Wild Asia Responsible Tourism 2016

Wild Asia, ITB Asia’s official CSR partner, will present a series of Responsible Tourism Events. Experts and experienced practitioners will be presenting concepts, international standards, lessons learnt, current trends and notable regional case studies.

Responsible Tourism Events

20th October 2016

10:00 – 17:00

Register your interest for the session via the following link

Responsible Tourism Events

21st October 2016

11:00 – 13:00

Register your interest for the session via the following link

Venue: Marina Bay Sands

Click here for the detailed schedule of the Responsible Tourism Events.

Wild Asia is a consultancy focusing on conservation of natural areas and support of local communities dependent upon natural resources.

One of Wild Asia’s initiatives is the Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards which, every year since 2006, recognizes Asia-based sustainability superstars in the travel industry, and remains the only regional award program for responsible travel. The awards are based on the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s criteria. The Responsible Tourism Awards are part of Wild Asia’s Responsible Tourism Initiative.

Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2016 Takes Place in Suwon, South Korea

Sustainable development is an imperative for all sectors, and the United Nations has declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

How to best develop sustainably? Do travelers wish to buy sustainable products?

Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) has partnered with Korean hosts to assemble an all-star group of experts on sustainable tourism to provide leading-edge insights into these important questions.

What: Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2016

When: 5-8 October 2016

Where: Novotel Ambassador Suwon, 902 Dukyoungdaero (Maesanro 1-Ga) Paldal-Gu

Maesan-dong, Paldal-gu, Suwon-Si, 41, South Korea

Register for Global Sustainable Tourism Conference here.

Participants come from the private sector, public sector, NGOs, and academia to learn and share contemporary ideas that can be translated into action.

Registration fees are modest. Host city Suwon is easily accessible from Incheon Airport. Simultaneous translation will be provided in English, Korean, and Chinese.

Join us at the conference to be part of the solution to these important questions.

Sustainable & Smart Tourism Forum 2016

Creativity and diversity will be the focus of Sustainable & Smart Tourism Forum 2016.

Under the theme “Co-creating life-changing tourism experiences", the 2016 Sustainable & Smart Tourism Forum (2016 SSTF) has been designed to offer a platform and a playground for gaining and sharing knowledge, skills and good practices around the world, in the fields of sustainable and smart tourism as well as smart cities.

The 2016 SSTF is supported by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. During this two-day journey focused on creativity and diversity, participants will be offered many opportunities to explore new perspectives in tourism innovation and marketing, while expanding their networks.

What: Sustainable & Smart Tourism Forum 2016

When: 5-8 October 2016

Where: Seoul Partners House, Suwon, Korea


One of the key speakers at the event is GSTC CEO, Randy Durband, as well as Catherine Germier-Hamel, member of the GSTC Election Committee and CEO of Millennium Destinations, which hosts the event.

2016 SSTF offers 50% discount to GSTC Members and participants of the 2016 Global Sustainable Tourism Conference in Suwon, South Korea (Oct.5 to 8, 2016).

For more information, visit 2016 SSTF website.