With just a month away till registration close on August 23, buyer applications to IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2013 remain in full swing with over 700 MICE, corporate travel, luxury travel, association and corporate buyers have registered to be at this event in Bangkok.
Bangkok even surpassed London, Paris and New York with total number of international visitor arrivals reaching close to 16 million, and is the only city among the top five to demonstrate the highest growth at about 10 percent for the year.
Come October 1 to 3 this year, a total of some 600 buyers are expected to source at the IT&CMA and CTW that boasts the largest showcase of Asia-Pacific MICE and Corporate Travel suppliers with an added luxury travel dimension.
The world’s only double bill event in MICE and corporate travel will be celebrating its 10th year where delegate numbers are expected to cross the 2,800 mark. This year’s event will also be featuring 35 percent new exhibiting organisations.
Participating for the first time at the event are India Tourism, Fukuoka Convention Bureau, Sapporo Convention Bureau and Tourism New Zealand, and from the corporations include Federal Hotels International, Fujita Kanko, Globewerks Confex, Melia Hotels International, Panorama Convex, Safaris Adventures Travel and Cargo, Sentosa Leisure Management, Solar Empire and Winsor Suites Hotel Bangkok.
In a survey conducted last year of the event, over USD45 million of sales were confirmed, with an aggregate procurement value estimated at USD120 million. Close to 70 percent of 2012 buyers confirmed purchases with exhibitions.