24% RISE IN NTO PARTICIPATION FOR ITB ASIA

Unprecedented demand for space at leading Asian tourism event

With a total of 58 NTOs and RTOs, ITB Asia in Singapore this October has experienced a year-on- year growth of 23.8% and 25% respectively in the securing of exhibition space compared to 2018.

The 3-day business-to- business travel trade show takes place from 16 – 18 October 2019 at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands. This year’s event will see at least 19 new NTOs and RTOs, and thus far, the three contingents with the largest exhibition spaces registered are from Indonesia, Russia and South Korea.

The strongest participation comes from Asia, with Southeast Asia well represented, and newcomers Myanmar and RTO, Jakarta, taking part. North Asia will see an expanded South Korean contingent with RTOs from Gyeonggi, Jeju and Seoul securing their own booths.

Europe has seen a major increase in the number exhibitors, buoyed by an increase in interest from Southern and Eastern Europe. The Balkan states of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia will be taking part for the rst time along with the Czech Republic and Estonia. Compared to previous years, Hungary and Russia will also bring larger contingents.