TravelDaily China in collaboration with WiT – Web in Travel, will stage a China Arising forum on March 30 in Singapore to share first-hand insights into how the Chinese online travel landscape has changed in the years since the pandemic first took hold.
The half-day event, themed “Hello, New China – How To Market To The Emerging Chinese Traveller”, will be held at the Padang Ballroom, Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore.
Powered by Accor, the region’s leading hospitality operator, the event will field a blend of speakers from China as well as those from outside the mainland to share their insights and perspectives on the new trends influencing the Chinese digital traveler.
Confirmed speakers to date include Boon Sian Chai, Managing Director and Vice President, International Markets, Trip.com Group; Danxing Chu, Managing Director and Head of International Vacation Business, Fliggy; Juliana Kua, Assistant CEO, International Group, Singapore Tourism Board; Kerry Healy, Chief Commercial Officer, Middle East, Africa, Turkey & Asia-Pacific, Premium, Midscale & Economy, Accor; Calvin Chan, Chief Commercial Officer of Scoot; Jesse Shen, CEO of SMART ORDER.
The event is also supported by our partners including SMART ORDER, Fliggy, DerbySoft, XIE ZHU TECHNOLOGY and KEYFRAME.
Yeoh Siew Hoon, founder of WiT, said, “We’re at the beginning of China’s travel recovery. And while there are still some uncertainties around what this looks like, what is certain is that this is a market of consequence and no one can afford to ignore it.
“What will be even harder to ignore is the scale of change that’s taken place in the travel technology space. China has always been ahead in travel tech – from mobile to social, e-commerce, payments, digitalization of businesses – and it will be fascinating to hear first-hand from travel tech leaders on what’s changed and the new trends influencing the Chinese digital traveler.”
Charlie Li, founder of TravelDaily China, said, “After three years of pandemic, we are pleased to see China’s travel industry is finally back to the cycle of full recovery. The business environment of China and the world is also facing significant challenges. To help the international travel community to better understand the digital-savvy Chinese travelers and the changes happened in China’s travel ecosystem are the main purpose of this event.”
Kerry Healy said, “Our team at Accor are delighted to partner with WiT and Travel Daily China to host this forum around the Chinese online travel landscape. China has always been a key source market for our network in Southeast Asia and we have focused on a number of initiatives to drive demand from this market. We look forward to some great discussion with our peers and experts across the industry.”
Check out programme here and sign up for tickets to this limited-capacity event.
About TravelDaily China
China’s leading online publisher and event organizer. TravelDaily China, the parent company of ChinaTravelNews, focuses on distribution, marketing and technology developments in the travel and tourism industry. Our China focus, up-to-the-minute news and feature stories and in-depth analysis by leading industry experts keep readers in touch with the latest industry trends in China’s fast-growing travel space.
WiT is Asia’s leading digital travel media and events platform with content focused around how technology is changing travel and consumer behavior in the world’s fastest-growing market. It is a fully-integrated, multi-platform content provider for Asia’s travel distribution, marketing and technology sector. It operates a daily news website, weekly e-newsletter as well as hosting several events around the world, with content that sits at the intersection of travel, technology and Asia.
WIT is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northstar Travel Group, the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, business and sports meetings, incentives, and travel technology.
Accor is a world leading hospitality group consisting of 5,300 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. The Group has one of the industry’s most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems encompassing more than 40 luxury, premium, midscale and economy hotel brands, entertainment and nightlife venues, restaurants and bars, branded private residences, shared accommodation properties, concierge services, co-working spaces and more.