The location for the first Hotelbeds MarketHub Asia event has been chosen as Thailand and Bangkok are respectively the top selling country and city destination in Asia for bookings made via the Hotelbeds platform.
In the current year-to-date Hotelbeds bookings for Thailand have increased by 21% and Bangkok has continued to grow, based upon the number of room nights booked. Phuket, the second most popular destination within Thailand, has increased by 34%.
The theme of the event will be "Powered By Data, Driven By People". It will focus on how travel companies can use data to drive growth in their businesses. This will include insights into how the landscape of travel data will evolve over the coming years, as well as what companies need to do to navigate this.
Carlos Muñoz, Bedbank Managing Director at Hotelbeds Group, commented: "Some of the most exciting technological innovations globally are emerging from Asia-Pacific and the tourism sector is no exception. A revolution is underway in our sector and it is driven by data. How travel industry companies react to this revolution will define their success or failure in the coming years."
MarketHub events have more than eight previous events in the Americas and four in Europe and Hotelbeds has decided this year to launch an Asian edition, MarketHub Asia. This event will bring together many of the top industry decision makers from across Asia-Pacific.
During the event there will be numerous guest speaker presentations, including from Google, McKinsey and Accenture, as well as many speakers from both the travel provider partners and travel seller clients of Hotelbeds.
The event will be attended by senior travel professionals from tour operator and OTA clients of Hotelbeds from across Asia-Pacific. It will take place from Monday 22nd to Thursday 25th May in the five star AVANI Riverside Bangkok.