Low cost airlines, technology and infrastructure have changed the way that consumers travel in Asia. // © 2014 Thinkstock
Web in Travel (WIT) returns this Oct. 27-29 with its annual conference in Singapore as part of the Singapore Tourism Board’s TravelRave week. Since the first event in 2005, the WIT conference has explored the evolution of the online travel industry in the Asia Pacific region and its effect on the way Asians consume travel through the Web and on mobile. Web in Travel was acquired by Northstar Travel Media, parent company of TravelAge West, in April.
“When we started our conference, there was some recognition that indeed the Internet would change travel, but I don’t think any of us imagined how fast that change would be,” said Yeoh Siew Hoon, editor and founder of WIT.
According to TravelAge West sister company PhoCusWright, Asia Pacific was the world’s largest regional travel market in 2012 and is projected to grow 12 percent from 2012 to 2015. With the theme “Little Big 10” marking its 10th edition, the WIT conference will examine 10 current trends that are changing travel.
Held in partnership with ITB Asia, the event includes the WIT Bootcamp for Innovation & Entrepreneurs on Oct. 27; the conference on Oct. 28-29; and the ITB Asia Clinics, powered by WIT, on Oct. 30-31. Tickets to the WIT Conference are all-inclusive, and early bird rates will apply until Aug. 31.