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Understand the Needs and Wants of the Modern Asian Traveler

Understand the Needs and Wants of the Modern Asian Traveler

Online and mobile is booming. Asian travelers—along with travelers to Asia—are fueling the travel industry and the growth of online travel sales at faster rates than any other populace. The Web In Travel (WIT) program this year is designed to bring about greater understanding of the needs and wants of the modern Asian traveler.

Web In Travel - WITWeb in Travel—the conference element of ITB Asia—will attract the largest, most diverse and highest level gathering of travel industry professionals in the Asian travel distribution, marketing and technology sector. In partnership with PhoCusWright, the intense two-day WIT conference will be held 19-20 October at Suntec Singapore. The 2010 WIT event concentrates on “The C-Spot"and will put the customer at the center of its conversations—from how the customer is changing with new technology to understanding specific customer segments within China, Japan, Indonesia or the Philippines.

WIT has confirmed some 75 speakers including travel industry CEOs, pioneers, investors and futurists who will share their latest insights and recommendations. Speakers include investor Morten Lund who has co-founded and invested in more than 50 high-tech start-ups including Skype and online stockbroker Zecco; Adrian Hamilton-Manns, CEO, Mandala Airlines (Indonesia); Cui Guang Fu, CEO, eLong (China); Gerry Samuels, CEO, Mobile Travel Technologies (U.K.); Hrush Bhatt, founder and director of Cleartrip/Small World (India); Marc Charron, managing director, TripAdvisor (APAC, Singapore); and William Bao Bean, partner, Softbank China & India Holdings (China).

Early Bird Registration: Register through 31 August to save US$200 off the regular ticket price. A Web In Travel ticket provides:

  * Admission to the WITovation Entrepreneur Bootcamp (18 October)
  * WIT Conference and Expo (19-20 October)
  * WIT Ideas Lab and Clinics (21-22 October)
  * ITB Asia (20-22 October)