World Travel Market announces WTM Connect Asia 2017 set for Malaysia


World Travel Market (WTM) announced the second edition of WTM Connect Asia will take place in Penang, Malaysia, from May 17-19, 2017. WTM Connect Asia facilitates the business of travel between global suppliers and Southeast Asian, outbound Chinese, and International Hosted Buyers.

Staged annually in Southeast Asia, WTM Connect Asia is a vibrant must attend business-to-business event where leisure industry decision makers congregate in one place to network, negotiate, and conduct business.

The fresh pod format of WTM Connect Asia provides quality meetings and an exclusive one-to-one ratio closed community experience for exhibitors and Hosted Buyers who do business in and around Southeast Asia.

Exhibitors and buyers will meet in a private setting for pre-scheduled business meetings, education sessions, networking events, and interactive evening functions.

WTM Connect Asia has been designed for travel companies to help maximize their budget and time with a dedicated Hosted Buyer and networking event that focuses 100% on doing real business. With access to thousands of top buyers from the Reed Travel Exhibitions’ database, here are some more reasons why you should be in Penang next May:

• Secure up to 30 pre-scheduled appointments
• Exclusive closed community format
• Generate new sales leads
• Meet high quality buyers from SE Asia, China and the rest of the world
• Network with industry peers
• Cost effective all-inclusive solution
• Discover new industry content

In May earlier this year the inaugural WTM Connect Asia was staged on the island of Penang. Over the course of three days, there were more than 1,758 business meetings conducted between buyers and sellers, a pre-event tour of Penang, keynote conferences, networking events, and cultural evening functions. The feedback from exhibitors was extremely positive including Philippines Tourism Promotions Board, Ministry of Tourism Indonesia, Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, Europcar, Marriott Vacations Club, Westfield, Banyan Tree, Visit Berlin, C-Hotels, and Travellanda. Hosted Buyers included International, Mayflower Holidays Sdn Bhd, Interpark, Cathay Pacific Holidays, and CITS Hubei.

A special early bird rate for WTM Connect 2017 is available for a limited time. For more information, contact Roziani Zulkifli to secure your pod and uncover a world of new business.

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