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Discover the Latest Event & Corporate Travel Options Available Now in Asia

May 5, 2017

Discover the Latest Event & Corporate Travel Options Available Now in Asia

Destination Asia’s executive team of meeting and incentive professionals will be attending IMEX Germany, at the Messe Frankfurt, from 16-18 May. Our team will be on hand to share innovative itineraries and corporate travel experiences available now in Asia. Join us to expand your business opportunities with Asia’s leading destination management company.

We want to meet with you at IMEX to share our latest, unforgettable tailor-made incentives; reveal the cutting-edge venues opening in our destinations and present some exceptional gala-dinner options in some of Asia’s most iconic – and hidden locations.

In 2017 we continue to expand our online presence. A dedicated events website offers specific destination resources for each of our eleven destinations in Asia, including; Thailand, Vietnam, China, Japan, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Laos.

The interactive events website offers our clients a wide range of downloadable and visual content, including HD virtual tours of previous events and destinations – empowering partners with the ultimate sales tools. Our highly valued clients have access to image galleries, event brochures, fact sheets, 3600 virtual tours, hotel portfolios, program overviews and access to our own destination presentations.

Our team will be happy to discuss the extraordinary opportunities for incentive travel in Asia and explain the Destination Asia protocol in delivering seamless experiences from the moment your clients arrive.

Let’s meet in Frankfurt to discuss how we can take your business to the next level. Destination Asia executives attending include:
Nicolas Mulley, Chief Operating Officer (on Global DMC Partners stand, D010)

Wanchai Thavornthaveekul, Assistant Managing Director, Thailand (on TCEB stand, B150)

Katie Buxton, General Manager, Hong Kong (on MEHK stand, B350)

Xavier Chua, Senior Project Manager, Singapore (on STB stand, C350)

Andrea Lee, Area Director, Malaysia (on MyCEB stand, B200)

Khiri Travel Appoints GSA for Austrian, Czech and Slovak Markets

August 26, 2015

Khiri Travel Appoints GSA for Austrian, Czech and Slovak Markets
Khiri Travel has signed a deal with Austria-based R Asien, which will represent Khiri Travel as its exclusive DMC for Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Indonesia.

The partnership takes effect from August 2015 and will connect Khiri with outbound tour operators and travel agents in central Europe who are seeking innovative and responsible itineraries in Southeast Asia.

Since its foundation in 2011, R Asien has built its reputation by sourcing original travel itineraries in 12 European and Asian countries.
Khiri Travel’s recent Travelife certification for Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam will help us connect discerning travel agents in Europe with a Southeast Asian DMC that has a responsible and audited approach,” says Martin Rokyta, General Manager and founder of R Asien.

R Asien will now sell Khiri Travel’s experiences in Southeast Asia including award winning trips to Banteay Chhmar tented camp in Cambodia and discovery tours to remote corners of Myanmar, among many more mainstream options.

“With Travelife certification we are internally set-up for success,” says Andre van der Marck, Vice President, Khiri Travel.

The time is right for Khiri to work with great GSA partners such as R Asien to enter new markets and really open their eyes to what we can offer to FITs, groups and MICE clients,” says van der Marck.

ITE HCMC 2015

August 17, 2015

ITE HCMC 2015 – ONE DECADE MEKONG WORLD

The largest and most established travel event in Vietnam the Mekong is back! The International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City (ITE HCMC) 2015 is celebrating its 11th anniversary from the 10 – 12 September 2015 at the Saigon Exhibitions & Convention Center (SECC). ITE HCMC exhibition is the best single platform catering to this multi-billion dollar tourism market. The exhibition serves as the leading powerhouse in presenting travel and tourism products, packages and services in the Mekong region and the world.

Being one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, Vietnam offers strong potential for investments in the travel and tourism industry. The host’s country tourism industry has been growing unprecedentedly over the past few years with rising domestic as well as international tourists. According to a research by the World Travel and Tourism Council, the total spending abroad on international travel by the Vietnamese in 2011 is at US$ 3.3 billion, and rose to US$ 3.5 billion in 2012 (according to the Vietnam Tourism Association accounted from foreign tourism promotion agencies). Outbound travel spending is expected to grow by 6.4% per annum until 2022.

Tourism industry has been on a significant trend for Vietnam in the last 20 years. According to Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), there were only about 250,000 inbound arrivals in 1990, but in 2011, more than 6 million arrivals were recorded. In 2011, tourism industry has contributed approximately 7 billion USD (5% GDP) along with more than 1.3 million jobs created. It has been forecasted that by 2020, there will be about 11 million inbound arrivals with a total revenue of 18-91 billion USD contributing about 6.5% – 7% of GDP of Vietnam and more than 3 million jobs. Indeed, tourism is an important industry in Vietnam.

More: http://www.itehcmc.com/en/AboutITEHCMC/ShowInformation/

GOOD NEWS FOR IBTM INDIA

January 13, 2015

GOOD NEWS FOR IBTM INDIA
Visitors from 43 countries can now get their visa for India online

Both international exhibitors and Hosted Buyers attending ibtm india 2015 will benefit from the recent news that tourists travelling to India from 43 countries including the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Germany and Japan will no longer have to queue at their local consulates to obtain visas. Following the announcement, individuals may now apply online for their tourist visa-on-arrival, entitling them to a 30-day stay in the India.

The new visa-on-arrival rules will benefit 43 countries including Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Djibouti, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kingdom of Tongo, Laos, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand, Niue, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Papua & New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Kiribati, Republic of Korea (i.e. South Korea), Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Nauru, Republic of Palau, Russia, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, USA, Vietnam and Vanuatu.

“This is very good news for our international exhibitors and Hosted Buyers attending ibtm india 2015 which will take place in Jaipur, from 1-3 September. These new visa rules will also help to unleash the huge potential of the country’s growing MICE industry,” said Shinu Pillai, Exhibition Manager ibtm india and ibtm africa, Reed Travel Exhibitions.

Hosted Buyers registration for ibtm india 2015 will go live in May.

For further information on ibtm india 2015, please visit www.ibtmindia.com

 

MARK SEARLE TO EXTEND FOCUS TO ALL PACIFIC WORLD DESTINATIONS ACROSS THE GLOBE

January 15, 2014

MARK SEARLE TO EXTEND FOCUS TO ALL PACIFIC WORLD DESTINATIONS ACROSS THE GLOBE

January 2014 – Following the announcement made early last year, that Mark Searle was appointed as UK based sales manager (developing business in Europe, Middle East and Southern Africa), it has since been confirmed that Searle’s role will now extend to all destinations where Pacific World (www.pacificworld.com), the global DMC, Event Management and PCO organization, operates.

Hervé Joseph-Antoine, Global Managing Director, Pacific World comments, “Mark’s combination of MICE agency background and the knowledge he has gained around the DMC offering has strengthened our presence in the UK market, and we look forward to supporting him in driving representation forward into 2014 across the whole Pacific World portfolio.”

Searle’s new appointment was effective from January 2014. As part of the new role he will be responsible for representing destinations including China, India, Hong Kong, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Greece, Scotland, Portugal, Spain, Southern Africa, France, Monaco and England.

Joseph-Antoine continues “Unfortunately this does mean that we will be ending our partnership with MM & Co (www.mm-and-company.co.uk) at the end of December. David Marks and his team have been a great partner and an important representative for Pacific World”.

Following their worldwide rebranding in November 2011, Pacific World as a global brand is recognised for delivering operational excellence, creativity and best-in-class customer service across the world. Through working closely with local governments and convention centres, the global MICE company currently delivers event solutions in over 25 countries.

For more information please visit: www.pacificworld.com

EIBTM OFFICIAL DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COMPANY FOR 10TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

October 31, 2013

PACIFIC WORLD CONFIRMED AS EIBTM OFFICIAL DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COMPANY FOR 10TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

Pacific World, the global DMC, Event Management and PCO organisation has confirmed that they will once again be partnering with EIBTM, the global event for the meetings and events industry, to deliver operational support for all aspects of the show which will take place in the Fira Gran Via, Barcelona (19-21 November).

Mónica Sala Reyna, Country Manager of Pacific World Spain, commented, “EIBTM moved the show to Barcelona ten years ago and we are delighted to have been working with them to deliver the show since then. Each year, the show attracts over 15,000 meetings industry professionals to the city. As the official DMC, our role is to ensure that each of those attendees receive the best service.”

As the official DMC, Pacific World is responsible for managing over 5,000 hotel room nights, working with a list of official hotels to secure attractive rates for EIBTM delegates.

In addition to this, the global DMC are also responsible for coordinating all official transportation services for Hosted Buyers and visitors attending the show. This involves over 200 daily transfers, which are coordinated by nearly 100 members of staff. They also arrange private transportation services for CEOs and VIP’s, according to the individuals bespoke requirements.

Graeme Barnett, Reed Travel Exhibitions, Senior Exhibition Director commented, “We really value the relationship we have with Pacific World. Implementing EIBTM each year is an enormous task and it is incredibly important to us that we work with suppliers whom we can trust implicitly. Year on year, Pacific World prove themselves beyond expectation and we are looking forward to working with them for years to come.”

Following their worldwide rebranding in November 2011, Pacific World as a global brand is recognised for delivering operational excellence, creativity and best-in-class customer service across the world. Through working closely with local governments and convention centres, the global MICE company currently delivers event solutions in over 25 countries including China, India, Hong Kong, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Greece, Scotland, Portugal, Spain, Southern Africa, France, Monaco and England.

PACIFIC WORLD EXPANDS EUROPEAN NETWORK

February 25, 2013

PACIFIC WORLD EXPANDS EUROPEAN NETWORK

After rebranding as Pacific World EMEA (www.pacificworld.com) in November 2011, the key focus of the DMC in the region has been to expand its geographic footprint. The four original destinations of Scotland, Portugal, Spain and Greece have been supplemented by the opening of new offices in Paris and Monaco on 1st February, shortly to be followed by the opening of a London office on 1st March 2013.

Shaun Casey, EMEA Regional Director comments, “We announced last year our intention to further expand into EMEA. Rather than acquiring companies, Pacific World has selected highly experienced business professionals who share the same vision in terms of customer care, creativity and operational excellence. I’m delighted to welcome such experienced talent to our team. With more than 20 years’ experience in different organisations, each will make a valuable contribution to our growth in the region”.

Evelyne Mancini de Boni in Monaco and Hannelore Carzon in Barcelona will join the EMEA senior management team reporting into Shaun Casey, EMEA Regional Director. Corinne della Rocca and Laure Maida-Bigot from Monaco and Cecile Dubeau and Laure Le Pendeven from Paris will also move from other DMCs in the region to join Pacific World as part of their expansion plans.

This recruitment activity concludes the first of a three-phase implementation for geographic expansion in the region. The next two phases will see further openings in the region within the first half of 2013 allowing Pacific World to optimize its considerable investment in a sales organization focused on both traditional and emerging source markets around the world.

Casey concludes, “The expansion allows us to better service our customers on a longer-term, strategic basis in the region. Whilst this is important for our agency customers who are looking for business partners who can service multiple destinations and who truly understand their approach, it is essential for our long term success with our association customers as a PCO where the evaluation of destinations based on a number of contributing factors is key to the success in placing congress business. Our early success is already creating a lot of excitement in our organization.”

Following their worldwide rebranding in November 2011, Pacific World as a global brand is recognised for delivering operational excellence, creativity and best-in-class customer service across the world. Through working closely with local governments and convention centres, the global MICE company currently delivers event solutions in over 14 countries including Spain, Portugal, Greece, Scotland, China, India, Hong Kong, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, South Africa, Singapore and Indonesia.

For more information please visit: http://www.pacificworld.com


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