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Why Exhibit

  • Why exhibit at WTM Connect Asia?

    Our WTM Connect Asia show is located in a growth market for the travel industry, and its unique format brings together quality buyers and suppliers (or exhibitors) in mutually beneficial connections.

    South-East Asia’s collective Inbound ($102m) and Outbound ($59m) leisure travel markets are growing at 5.9% and 3.8% respectively per annum. WTM Connect Asia provides an unmissable opportunity to showcase your products to international travel buyers intent on doing business in a region full of growth potential.

    94% of all suppliers felt that the show was a must attend event

  • The first WTM Connect Asia in 2016 resulted in an estimated $10.5 million worth of business from the 1,800 pre-scheduled appointments that took place. On average each exhibitor had 34 appointments, with 84% stating that they found the right buyers for them at the show.

    Why WTM Connect Asia?

    1. Exclusive 1-2-1 invitation only event. Join the exclusive community of qualified hosted buyers and exhibitors.
    2. Cost effective all-inclusive solution. Pre-built booths - everything is included, no additional costs ensuring significant ROI.
    3. We’ve levelled the playing field. Every meeting pod will be the same size, customised with your corporate branding.
    4. Meet the leisure industry’s premium buyers. We will rigorously pre-qualify buyers and select them based on industry relevance, expertise, level of seniority, purchasing responsibility and business potential.
    5. You’re in the driving seat. Our team will engage with you to understand the type of customers you want to meet and then recruit them based on your direction.
    6. Discover new content. Lively panel discussions and debate with focused educational content offering a fresh perspective on destinations.
    7. 3 days of pure business. We will have a full programme of events scheduled from morning to night allowing you the opportunity to engage with existing and new prospects. Breaks are all scheduled at the same time to allow maximum networking opportunities.
    8. Trust us – WTM® Means Business. Reed Travel Exhibitions organises the world’s leading B2B travel exhibitions including World Travel Market London, World Travel Market Latin America, World Travel Market Africa, Arabian Travel Market & International French Travel Market.

    The World Travel Market Portfolio facilitates more than $6.5 billion (£3.9 million) in travel and tourism industry deals. And now with the introduction of WTM Connect Asia this figure is expected to increase significantly. WTM Means Business.

    • WTM has been a valuable and recognised show in the UK for decades. Based on the track record of Reed Travel Exhibitions, I am confident WTM Connect Asia will be a very valuable event to meet valuable suppliers. Penang is a great launch location. Most other shows in Asia are held in destinations that are not traditionally leisure destinations. I am hoping having such a location will attract additional valuable sellers and buyers to make this a very successful show.

      • Anthony Hill, CEO & Founding Director
      • Adventure Travel Group, Australia
    • The anticipation is great and we at Il Viaggio believe that being present in the first edition will give us momentum within the Italian market and place us ahead of competition.

      • Luca Lacetera, South East Asia Specialist
      • Il Viaggio Journeys & Voyages, Italy
    • As a British travel company that sells specialist holidays to destinations across the globe it is really important for us to meet as many local suppliers and property owners as possible. We know there is considerable additional product in Asia that we are not currently tapping into – and we would like to. Attending WTM Connect Asia is therefore crucially important for us in order to develop our product offering on the Asian continent. I think that the show will be a huge success and that we will be attending for many years to come.

      • Chris Breen, Managing Director
      • The Natural Travel Collection, United Kingdom
  • Who will you meet?

    Want to know more about the buyers who attend WTM Connect Asia and who you can expect to meet?

    See who attends

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Supported by:

Ministry of Tourism & Culture Malaysia Tourism Malaysia Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau Malaysia Truly Asia Penang Global Tourism

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