Sustainable Tourism

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 https://www.itb-asia.com/

Check out what else is on at the ITB Asia conference.

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 http://bit.ly/RSVPRTevents

Responsible Tourism Events

21st October 2016

11:00 – 13:00

Register your interest for the session via the following link http://bit.ly/RSVPRT2.

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.