WIT Conference 2010
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Strategic Partners


ITB Asia

ITB Asia, the three day B2B trade show and convention now in its third year, had its debut in 2008 in Singapore.

Here, international exhibitors of all sectors of the travel-value chain, Asia Pacific's leading companies and emerging small and medium-sized enterprises meet with top buyers from the MICE, Leisure and Corporate Travel markets.

ITB Asia is featuring the full range of travel products, services and goods, while at the same time is functioning as a knowledge platform for the industry with the concurrently held ITB Asia Convention and events by partners.

ITB Asia will be held annually in Singapore.

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PhoCusWright

PhoCusWright is the travel industry research authority on how travelers, suppliers and intermediaries connect. Independent, rigorous and unbiased, PhoCusWright fosters smart strategic planning and tactical decision-making.

PhoCusWright delivers qualitative and quantitative research on the evolving dynamics that influence travel, tourism and hospitality distribution. Our marketplace intelligence is the industry standard for segmentation, sizing, forecasting, trends, analysis and consumer travel planning behavior. Every day around the world, senior executives, marketers, strategists and research professionals from all segments of the industry value chain use PhoCusWright research for competitive advantage.

To complement its primary research in North and Latin America, Europe and Asia, PhoCusWright produces several high-profile conferences and trade shows in the U.S. and Germany, and partners with conferences in Canada, China and Singapore. Industry leaders and company analysts bring this intelligence to life by debating issues, sharing ideas and defining the ever-evolving reality of travel commerce.

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HSMAI Asia Pacific

Founded in 1927, HSMAI is an individual member professional non-profit association and the leading industry source for knowledge, community, and recognition for leaders, committed to professional development, sales growth, revenue optimization, marketing, and branding. HSMAI is the largest and most active tourism, travel and hospitality marketing association in the world with over 7000 members in 60 chapters in 31 countries globally. With a strong focus on education, HSMAI has become the industry champion in identifying and communicating trends in the hospitality industry while operating as a leading voice for hospitality sales and marketing management disciplines, as well as connecting its members with customers. In the Asia Pacific region, there are HSMAI Chapters in South East Asia and Greater China with development groups in Thailand and Australia.

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Major Sponsors


Brand Karma

Brand Karma's mission is to protect the value and cultivate the potential of brands by providing the smartest technologies to interpret brand data and the best consultants to help brand owners act on the insights. Brand Karma customers are able to compete analytically and achieve a superior return on their brand investments by increasing awareness, satisfaction, loyalty, and profitability.

Founded in 2006 by three Microsoft friends who successfully completed a 3-year journey together to win back the Windows developer platform via offline evangelists and online social media, Brand Karma today operates out of Singapore, the United States, Greater China, and Europe. With over 1500 hotels as clients, Brand Karma is the leading business solutions provider for hoteliers seeking to develop, implement, and measure the efficacy of a comprehensive digital strategy.

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Fairmont Singapore

Strategically located in the heart of Singapore's business, cultural, shopping and entertainment districts, Fairmont Singapore, the Official Hotel Partner of the historic Youth Olympic Games is Fairmont Hotels & Resorts' pioneer property in Asia. This landmark hotel comprises 769 guest rooms and suites, a distinct collection of 16 restaurants and bars, and the award-winning Willow Stream Spa, one of the largest spa facilities in Southeast Asia. The Raffles City Convention Centre, located at Level 4 of the hotel offers 70,000sqft of cutting-edge function space including a state-of-the-art Executive Conference Centre.

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Sabre Hospitality Solutions

Sabre Hospitality Solutions provides the world's most comprehensive marketing and distribution solutions for today's global hotelier. Customers benefit from our innovative tools to help increase revenues, identify savings and improve customer service. Our solutions are designed to proactively meet the market's need for smarter and more effective hospitality technology, while providing the utmost exposure in all distribution channels.

Our solutions include:
  • Marketing for online and offline merchandizing;
  • Distribution to all channels using the industry-leading SynXis Central Reservation System and the world’s largest Global Distribution System;
  • Consulting from a team who are experts in their fields and ensure the highest return on investment.
Sabre Hospitality Solutions has offices around the world including: Hong Kong; Singapore; Tokyo; Sydney; Buenos Aires; London; Amsterdam; Boston; Washington, DC and Dallas.

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WORLDHOTELS

WORLDHOTELS is an exclusive collection of the world's most unique independent hotels. Under the banner "Unique Hotels for Unique People", it now has 450 affiliate properties in 250 destinations and 65 countries worldwide.

Celebrating 40 years of excellence, the company's mission is to offer business and leisure travellers easy access to a wide range of 4 and 5 star hotels with character and distinction. Each hotel in the WORLDHOTELS portfolio has passed a rigorous selection process and meets the group's stringent quality standards. Over 1000 quality criteria are anonymously tested on an annual basis.

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Secondary Sponsors


Abacus International

Singapore -based Abacus International is Asia's leading provider of travel solutions and services with offices across all markets in the region. With over 21 years of experience in fusing international best practices with local expertise, Abacus provides end-to-end technologies and services driven by in-market insights. We believe in building rewarding and long-term relationships with our customers and partners to enhance their business operations and market competitiveness.

Abacus International is owned by Sabre and a consortium of Asia's leading airlines including All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, EVA Airways, Garuda Indonesia, Dragonair, Philippine Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Royal Brunei Airlines, SilkAir and Singapore Airlines. Sabre is the global leader in the electronic distribution of travel and travel related services.

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Amadeus Asia Limited

Amadeus is the leading transaction processor and provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel and tourism industry.

Customer groups include travel providers (e.g. airlines, hotels, rail, ferries, etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and individual travellers).

The group operates a transaction-based business model and processed more than 670 million billable travel transactions in 2009.

Amadeus has central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters and marketing), Nice (development) and Erding (Operations - data processing centre) and regional offices in Miami, Buenos Aires, Bangkok and Dubai. At a market level, Amadeus maintains customer operations through 72 local Amadeus Commercial Organizations covering 195 countries.

Amadeus is listed on the Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia stock exchanges and trades under the symbol "AMS.MC". For the year ended 31 December 2009, the company reported revenues of EUR 2,461 million and EBITDA of EUR 894 million. The Amadeus group employs over 9,300 employees worldwide, with 123 nationalities represented at the central offices.

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ArrivedOK

ArrivedOK (www.arrivedok.mobi) your personal flight arrival tracker and arrival messenger lets air passengers automatically notify others about their arrival at airports worldwide by email, SMS, via blogs, Facebook or Twitter).

Developed by Eyeline Communications Inc. (www.eyeline.mobi), ArrivedOK lets travelers enter flight information and recipient emails or phone numbers before take-off. When they reach their destination and turn on their mobile phone, the service locates your cell phone in the local mobile network and automatically sends out a brief arrival message to the recipients on your list.

Along with the convenience of being able to alert many different parties with different messages at the same time, the application allows users to bypass the heavy international roaming charges for voice, text and mobile email services while traveling abroad.

What makes ArrivedOK unique is that, unlike other flight tracking services, which are based on general flight data from dispatcher centers, ArrivedOK tracks one's actual appearance at the destination airport, so friends and colleagues are informed of their arrival, when they actually touch down at their destination.

ArrivedOK has been selected as an Official Honoree in The 13th Annual Webby Awards in two categories: Best Use of GPS or Location Technology and Experimental & Innovation. ArrivedOK is currently available in most countries around the world.

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BCD Travel

As a leading provider of global corporate travel management, BCD Travel simplifies and streamlines the business of travel. Combining global strength with local service, we offer an integrated technology infrastructure that provides intelligent analysis of travel data, allowing corporations to maximize the return on their travel investment. For travelers, we offer consistent service and a broad range of resources to help them stay satisfied, productive and focused on their business objectives. BCD Travel operates in more than 90 countries, with US$14.6 billion in total sales and a combined worldwide work force of 10,800 people. BCD Travel is a BCD Holdings N.V. company.

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ClickMedia Private Limited

ClickMedia is an integrated interactive marketing consulting and training agency. We take pride in helping businesses leverage the digital world effectively as part of their holistic marketing and sales strategy. We strive towards a performance driven marketing approach.

ClickMedia offers a comprehensive Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Social Media Marketing (SMM), Search Engine Marketing (SEM/PPC) and Analytics to help businesses assess their digital marketing strategies in the competitive landscape. We aim to develop sound digital marketing strategies and as a result help companies explore extraordinary opportunities, manage and sustain growth, and maximize revenue.

Strategising by integrating the various digital marketing tools for customer acquisition, conversion and retention is what we do best. We offer a holistic view of your brand with the view of creating a special connection with your targeted audience.

ClickMedia is a Google Adwords Qualified Company, Analytics Qualified Professional and Advanced Search Engine Marketing Skills Academy Certified by Search Engine Academy.



Our clients include government institutions, statutory boards, multi-national companies and a range of local enterprises in a wide variety of industries. A sample of our clients include Estee Lauder Group of Companies, Nanyang Business School, Fujitsu, Lunch Actually, Marie France Bodyline and Club Med.

A frequent invited speaker at several marketing events such as the Marketing Magazine Event, Marketing Institute of Singapore, Management Development Institute of Singapore, Search Marketing EXPO and last but not least Nanyang Business School both in the capacity of guest lecturer and moderator.

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IDeaS - a SAS Company

IDeaS Revenue Optimization - a SAS Company, is the premier provider of Pricing, Forecasting and Optimization solutions and services. Acquired in 2008 by SAS, the leader in business intelligence and analytics, IDeaS enables global organizations such as leading hospitality, travel and transportation companies to understand, anticipate, and react to consumer behavior in order to optimize company-wide revenue and profits.

IDeaS offers proven solutions and services that:
  • Determine Correct Pricing for Perishable Capacity, Products and/or Services
  • Analyze Market Behavior and Capture Revenue Opportunities
  • Expand Competitive Set Performance
  • Forecast Business Demands
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IFH® - Institute for Hospitality Management

IFH® Institute For Hospitality Management is the market leader in the fields of people development, quality assurance via mystery shopping, mystery calls and benchmarking as well as sales management services and management strategy development for companies in the service industry.

Founded in 1989, the consulting firm specialises in national and international hotel companies, upmarket individual hotels, as well as companies in the automobile, healthcare and pharmaceutical industry. Headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, IFH® operates offices in London, St. Petersburg, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Miami and Belgrade and employs around 100 people worldwide. Since 2008, it is part of the I.H.S. GmbH Group, which is a group of companies specialized in providing a broad range of services to the international hotel and travel industry.

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Pegasus Solutions

Pegasus Solutions is the world's leading provider of technology and services to hotels and travel distributors, supplying state-of-the-art central reservation systems and electronic distribution services, advanced agency commission processing and payment services, and hotel marketing representation services. Founded in 1989, Pegasus created and launched the hotel switch, and today its customers include nearly 100,000 properties around the globe as well as a majority of the world's travel agencies. Additionally, Pegasus' powerful representation arm incorporates Utell® Hotels & Resorts and Utell Connect, services that have been chosen by more than 9,000 member hotels in more than 130 countries, making Pegasus the hotel industry's largest third-party marketing, sales and reservations specialist. Pegasus also powers the niche consumer Web site www.hotelbook.com™, dedicated to promoting independent and boutique hotels throughout the world. Headquartered in Dallas, Pegasus has 18 offices in 11 countries, including regional hubs in London, Singapore and Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, please visit www.pegs.com or www.utell.com.

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Qunar.com

Qunar.com is China's largest travel web site that focuses on providing the most comprehensive and accurate information for travel services. Launched in May 2005, Qunar has quickly been recognized as one of the "established stars" in the Chinese online travel space. The company generates 42 million UV's per month. Qunar searches over 700 Chinese online travel web sites covering more than 60,000 hotels and 12,000 domestic and international flights. Qunar means "where are you going?" in Mandarin Chinese.

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RateTiger

RateTiger by eRevMax provides hotels with online benchmarking, channel management and revenue optimisation tools. It integrates directly with over 600 travel sites, GDS, CRS, PMS and RMS, to provide hoteliers with ultimate distribution management solution.

RateTiger product line includes - RTSuite (channel management tools for hotels), RTCorp (business intelligence tools for hotel chains, travel websites and travel procurement managers) and RTConnect (bi-directional XML switch for hotel technology providers).

eRevMax's ISO and PCI compliant products are currently being used in over 65 countries and 750 cities worldwide. The company combines product offering with focused consulting, educational capabilities and 24X7 technical support. eRevMax currently employs more than 170 people across the globe, rapidly expanding across the European, American and Asian markets.

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TMS Asia Pacific

TMS Asia Pacific is the largest top-tier specialist Travel, Tourism and Hospitality recruitment and HR consultancy firm in the Asia Pacific region. We have over 15 years experience in specialist recruitment in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries within Asia Pacific. Our team has the specialist recruitment capabilities and deep industry knowledge to provide the pre-eminent service our clients and candidates expect and deserve. Well established as a travel& hospitality recruitment company our depth and breadth of market coverage provides opportunities and solutions that our competitors are unable to match.

We offer a complete suite of recruitment and HR solutions:
- Permanent and Temporary/Contract Recruitment
- Executive Search
- TMS SalesForce
- Payroll Administration
- Outplacement Services
- Psychometric Appraisals

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TravelCLICK, Inc

TRAVELCLICK (www.travelclick.net), the leader in hotel ecommerce solutions, provides a continuous flow of high-value online bookings to hotels worldwide. A uniquely comprehensive one-stop solution, TRAVELCLICK offers business intelligence, distribution, and digital marketing solutions delivered with personal attention and local market expertise. With revenue optimization experts in every global market, we help our clients make better business decisions, generate greater demand from the right mix of channels, convert more shoppers to high-value guests, and increase revenue and profitability. Serving the hospitality industry since 1999, TRAVELCLICK has more than 15,000 customers in 140 countries with offices in Baltimore, Barcelona, Chicago, Dubai, Houston, Melbourne, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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TravelRave

A mega travel & tourism festival week held from 18 to 28 October 2010 in Singapore, TravelRave brought together all of Asia’s travel and tourism industry in one place. Brought to you by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), it comprised ITB Asia, Asia’s largest travel marketplace, the Asia Travel Leaders Summit, as well as other collocated business events such as the Web In Travel Conference, Association Day@ITB Asia, Aviation Outlook Asia, World Savers Congress and the Singapore Experience Awards.


Travelport GDS

As one of the world's largest global distribution system (GDS) providers, Travelport is a convergence of traditional and online travel distribution services that empower travel suppliers, travel agencies, Web sites and corporations to provide first class travel products and services to travellers on a global platform. We operate the Galileo™ and Worldspan™ GDSs, which connect travel agencies, corporations and travel Web sites to travel suppliers throughout the world.

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Travelzoo

Promote travel offers to over 2,900,000 frequent leisure travellers in Asia Pacific via the Travelzoo Top 20 newsletter. Travelzoo helps travel providers drive incremental bookings when natural demand is low by inspiring subscribers to book travel when they weren't necessarily planning a holiday. Travelzoo is the global market leader in providing travel deals to a vast audience - 21 million global subscribers and counting. The travel deals that Travelzoo provide are of the highest quality and standard. The deals are researched, evaluated and tested before they are published. Travelzoo offers consumers a reliable free source of information, helping them find the best travel deals.

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Trust International

Trust International is one of the world's leading CRS providers and international hospitality partners. Trust's services and supporting technologies help hotel chains and hospitality groups support their sales and marketing activities with the latest distribution solutions. The range of services includes CRS solutions and software, connectivity to all GDS and IDS channels, an Internet booking engine and third party integration to PMS, RMS and CMS systems. Trust International offers the full range of CRS-related products such as content management, business intelligence and commission payment services. Via Trust's own communication centers located in North America, Europe and The Far East customers in 47 countries are served with private label telephone reservation, concierge and telemarketing services. 

Established in 1989 Trust International is renowned for its highly reliable reservation platform, continuous investment in system software and hardware and delivery of superior customer value.

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Industry Partners


PATA Singapore Chapter

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Singapore Hotel Association

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Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation

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Media Partners


4Hoteliers

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Asia Travel Tips

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e-Travel Blackboard Asia

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Hospitality Net

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Ohta Publications

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TravelMole

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TravelDaily.cn

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TravMedia

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Official Photographer


Live!Studios

Live!Studios pioneered Live Photography in 2003 when its CEO and founder, Willy Foo, wired his camera to a notebook carried in a backpack which was then wirelessly transmitted to the projector and web simultaneously. As the name suggests, they create a lively and interactive event atmosphere. Covering more than 700 events each year, they capture photos at precise moments and within seconds, project these images onto screens and have them printed out on credit card sized photocards for guests' keepsake.

A pioneer and leader in Live Photography, Live!Studios has been with WIT since 2005 and is proud to be, once again, its offical photographer in 2010.

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