A sharp rise in the region’s Q4 passenger traffic and the new Hosted Guest Programme point to a busy TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference (12-16 May in Singapore).
Recent updates show traveller numbers rising fast in Asia Pacific. The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines reports a near-tripling of international passengers from January to October versus 2022, while Hong Kong International Airport enjoyed a fourfold passenger uplift for October compared to the same month last year. Mumbai Airport went further still, recording November passengers 9% above their pre-pandemic level. After a more gradual return to international travel than in other regions, Asia Pacific travellers seem to be making up for lost time.
Such a positive dynamic indicates there will be plenty to discuss and deals to be done this spring at TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Singapore. Last year’s event saw a strong presence of DF&TR operators and landlords, and TFWA is determined to build on that in 2024 with a Hosted Guest programme for key decision-makers from airports, airlines, cruise and ferry companies. The programme provides complimentary benefits for these executives, encouraging their participation and availability to explore opportunities with exhibitors and travel retailers via TFWA’s ONE2ONE bespoke meeting service.
The 2024 edition of Asia Pacific’s DF&TR summit is the ideal forum for industry professionals keen to harness the region’s growing momentum. Alongside formal business discussions arranged through TFWA ONE2ONE on stands, and in the alleys of the Exhibition, there will be ample scope for relaxed networking at the TFWA Welcome Cocktail (12 May), the TFWA Asia Pacific Lounge (13-14 May) and the TFWA Social Club (15 May). In addition, the Conference brings together some of the region’s foremost figures in geopolitics and business, and TFWA i.lab returns after its successful Asia Pacific debut last year to showcase more innovative ideas on traveller engagement.
With enquiries about stand availability increasing significantly, companies interested in exhibiting at TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference 2024 should contact TFWA now to secure their space.