ITB Asia News 2019 Day 3 Edition




Getting connected at KOMA

The 2019 Marina Bay Sands networking night was held

on Wednesday evening at Singapore’s striking new KOMA

restaurant – a new concept from TAO Group. Buyers from

around the world attending ITB Asia, some for the first time,

were treated to an extensive spread of sushi and sashimi,

along with succulent Wagyu beef. We asked just some of the

guests how they felt about the evening – and the ITB Asia

show at large…

“We are looking after VIP travelling

and this is my second time to ITB

Asia Singapore. My first visit last

year translated into an increase

of 30% of my business and the

opportunity to enjoy the city.” -

Maxim Chepukhalin, Fonder LAD

concept Bureau

“It’s very busy… a great opportunity

to connect with our key partners

globally. This is my first time here,

and for my colleague Jon as well.

As House of Travel is the largest

solely New Zealand owned travel

company, it is important for us

to network.” – Maria Stephens –

Pricing and Distribution Manager,

House of Travel, New Zealand

– accompanied by Jon Gwin –

Product Manager Asia.

“This is my sixth time at ITB Asia.

This year there is a new MICE

segment, which is useful. We do

a lot of high-end corporate travel.

It’s the first time the evening

event has taken place here at

the KOMA, and I think it’s a very

nice choice. Especially as I love

the Japanese food.” - Joseph Sze

– Project Director – TravelKreator

– a brand owned by Siam Express

Pte Ltd, Singapore.

“It’s my first time at ITB Asia.

First impressions are excellent.

We’re here looking for new

venues, and I have seen some

fabulous venues. I’m so excited.

This evening event is great for

networking. I have met people

here that I wouldn’t normally

meet. I’ve been able to exchange

ideas, I’ve made new friends. And

this is a fabulous restaurant.”

- Virginia McCarthy – Business

Development Manager – CVBS,

Sydney, Australia.

“This is my first time to ITB Asia

and I find it fairly well managed.

I had a full schedule with 10

appointments, principally to

evaluate and meet hotels in

Vietnam and Cambodia. But I also

looked for European products”. -

Alicia Coote - Evergreen Cruises

and Tours, Sydney

Mike Lee, Vice President of Sales,

Marina Bay Sands

(l. to r.) – Sergey Kovalskiy –

Travel Manager – LAD, ITB Asia

News journalist Luc Citrinot,

Maxim Chepukhalin, Founder

LAD concept bureau

ITB ASIA NEWS • Friday 18 October 2019

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