Connect with Asia in January 2024

Start the new year off on the right note with our first Selling Travel Connect event of the year

Selling Travel is heading back on the road in January with our first Selling Travel Connect of the year, bringing agents in London a taste of Asia.

Come and learn about this fascinating region at Selling Travel Connect: Asia and meet with suppliers including All Nippon Airways, Inside Asia Tours, Travelpack, Tourism Authority Of Thailand and Korea Tourism Organisation.

The evening will consist of catching up over refreshments, agent speed dating with suppliers and top table Q&A with all suppliers. As always, there will be some amazing prizes up for grabs!

LONDON – JANUARY 29
The Caledonian Club
9 Halkin St, London SW1X 7DR
6pm – 9.15pm


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ANA – All Nippon Airways

ANA, Japan’s largest airline, has consistently been awarded 5-Stars by SKYTRAX since 2013. The airline operates from five cities in Europe – London, Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, and Brussels – connecting travellers to Japan’s extensive domestic network of more than 47 cities and beyond.

In the SKYTRAX World Airline Awards 2023, ANA was recognised as the winner of the World’s Best Airport Services, World’s Cleanest Airline, and Best Airline Staff Service in Asia. The airline was also named the leading airline for on-time performance in the Asia Pacific region, achieving an on-time performance rate of 82.75% in 2023, according to Cirium.

The London – Tokyo Haneda flight operates daily with the latest Boeing 777-300ER featuring our luxurious cabins, THE Suite (First Class) and THE Room (Business Class) ensuring an exceptional travel experience.

With a fleet of 236 aircraft, ANA carried over 34 million passengers in FY2022. The airline is a member of the Star Alliance and has joint-venture partnerships with the Lufthansa Group and United Airlines.

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Contact: Ms Hayley Smith h.smith@ana.co.jp | Mr Jun Sasaki j.sasaki@ana.co.jp


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BuBu Resort

Strategically located on the white, powder sand Long Beach on Perhentian Island Kecil, located off the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, BuBu Resort consists of 2 properties; the 3 star BuBu Long Beach Resort, and 4 star BuBu Villa. BuBu Long Beach Resort offers 34 breathtaking beachfront, sea view rooms. BuBu Villas has 18 stunning beachfront private villas, beautifully decorated and equipped with a well balanced fusion of local and modern day facilities. Boasting 2 fabulous local and international F&B outlets, an exclusive massage and spa centre, and activities such as SCUBA, snorkelling, beach sports, jungle trekking and island hopping to name but a few, BuBu Resort has garnered a reputation for being a haven of R&R.

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Contact: Lorna Allen lorna@yaktivities.com


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DESTINATION EXPLORE MALAYSIA

Destination Explore is an international tour wholesaler specializing in MICE, FIT and GIT based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  They can offer complete, personalized and specialized tours, including high end tailor-made tours in Malaysia, particularly in Penang and Malaysia Borneo, and onwards. 

Following from many years of operation, Destination Explore enjoys an excellent relationship with their suppliers, consequently resulting in superb service coupled with highly competitive prices. Whilst not the largest wholesale tour operator, some of their clients are the biggest in the business, which gives them the flexibility and agility to respond quickly to any type of bespoke requirements.

Destination Explore’s dedicated concierge team have been in the business for a great number of years, and this shows in their ability to meet the stringent demands of the best in the business, and is demonstrated in their ability to satisfy time and time again.

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Contact: Lorna Allen, Yaktivities lorna@destination-explore.com


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Gulf Air

Gulf Air is the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain and commenced operations in 1950, becoming one of the first commercial airlines established in the Middle East.
Gulf Air flies double daily from London Heathrow (Terminal 4) and 4 times per week from Manchester. 

Gulf Air operates scheduled flights from its hub at Bahrain International Airport to 13 destinations in Europe, 4 in North Africa, 12 in India, 7 in Pakistan, 7 in Saudia Arabia and then Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Manila, Bangkok, Singapore and Maldives.

Gulf Air 787-9 Dreamliner is utilised from LHR and MAN airports to BAH.

Falcon Gold seats have 26 fully flatbed reclining seats that are 80-89 inches wide and equipped with privacy screens and 256 seats with 33 inches pitch in Economy class.

In July 2021 the Kingdom of Bahrain inaugurated its brand-new airport terminal. The terminal features a dedicated Gulf Air check-in area for Falcon Gold and economy class passengers and a brand new Falcon Gold lounge that is double in size and capacity compared to the previous one in the old airport. Several features are maintained from the previous lounge as well as newly introduced spaces such as a children’s area, shower rooms, prayer space, a quiet area, live cooking stations, and new food & beverage concepts.

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Contact: Nadia Spita – Key Account Manager Nadia.Spita@gulfair.com


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Korea Tourism Organisation

The Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO) is the official national tourism board of South Korea. As the representative office covering the UK, Ireland, Nordics and Africa, KTO London is here to support the local travel trade in making the most of our destination by providing information, product training, introductions to suppliers, FAM trip opportunities, joint marketing campaigns and anything else you need. With fast-growing interest in the “Korean Wave” of culture exports from K-Pop and Korean Cinema to kimchi and K-BBQ, join us in celebrating the Visit Korea Year 2023-24 and inspiring more UK travellers to discover THEIR Korea.

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Contact: Ruby James event@gokorea.co.uk


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Royal Brunei Airlines

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Royal Brunei Airlines (RB)  is the national carrier for Brunei Darussalam and was established on 18 November 1974.

Royal Brunei is one of the few airlines operating direct flights between London Heathrow Terminal 4 and Dubai and onward to Brunei. We connect Brunei to the world by operating flights to Southeast Asia, including Kota Kinabalu (North Borneo), Manila and Australia (Melbourne).

With a focus on service excellence, RB has been recognised with numerous awards and accolades, including the prestigious Airline Passenger Experience Association Official Airline Ratings Five-Star and the 4-Star SKYTRAX Airline rating. As a winner of Asia’s Leading Airline: Business Class 2021 and the World’s Leading Cabin Crew (2023) for four consecutive years, RB is highly commended for its products and services for business and economy passengers.

Enjoy five-star hospitality, competitive fares, roomy seat pitches, quality dining, and generous baggage allowance on Royal Brunei Airlines

Contact: Heidi Atkins  Royal Brunei Airlines – Sales Executive hatkins@flyrba.co.uk
Murali Raja   Royal Brunei Airlines – Commercial Sales Analyst


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Thai Airways International

Thai Airways International, Thailand’s premier airline, stands as the flag carrier of the nation and a distinguished founding member within the esteemed Star Alliance network. Garnering numerous accolades, it embodies excellence in air travel.

Operating double daily flights from London Heathrow’s Terminal 2, Thai Airways remains unparalleled, boasting the sole provision of a First Class cabin on the London to Bangkok route. Positioned strategically in Thailand, at the heart of Asia, it serves as a pivotal gateway to a myriad of captivating destinations across East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, facilitating seamless connections to Australasia. Renowned for its unparalleled and multi-award-winning service, coupled with state-of-the-art aircraft, Thai Airways assures passengers an unparalleled journey marked by comfort and pleasure, steeped in the serene elegance of Thai culture.

Whether embarking on a business venture or indulging in leisurely travels, Thai Airways pledges an experience that transcends mere transportation, delivering an oasis of tranquility amidst the clouds.

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Contact: sales@thaiairways.co.uk


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TOURISM AUTHORITY OF THAILAND

Thailand is a country of amazing diversity. Beaches, spa breaks, activity holidays, eco tourism, weddings and honeymoons, stopovers and family getaways – Thailand has it all. Just a one hour flight north from the capital city of Bangkok will take you to Chiang Mai, the soft adventure capital of Thailand and an hour south can take you to the islands of Phuket and Ko Samui just two of the islands amongst Thailand’s 2,500 miles of beaches. All this with uniquely Thai experiences including Thai food, Thai massage, Wellness and Spa and Muay Thai (Thai boxing). It’s all waiting for you in what we call Amazing Thailand!

Our Trade Website, Thailand Expert, is a great resource to learn about all things Thai. Here you will find training, news, blogs, industry discounts and competitions.

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Contact: Ms. Sutanita Thavornchak sutanita@tourismthailand.co.uk


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Travelpack

Whether providing a tailor-made service or dealing with the most obscure requests, our team are always willing to go the extra mile to help agents secure bookings against direct sell operators. Our supplier for India is our sister company so we are able to offer an unrivalled tailored and personalised service.

We have exclusive flight, hotel and touring products from a wide range of suppliers to ensure we have competitive prices and a wide product range, including access to top sporting and music events. Our specialists in our core destinations have sold and travelled to those destinations and we continually train our staff with airlines, hotels, tourist boards, suppliers and ensure we send our team on regular FAM trips.

We offer guaranteed prices for all pre-reg holidays – the price you agree is the price you pay! If we make an error we absorb the cost.

Travelpack provides their agents with:

  • Personalised marketing materials such as social media banners, destination or special offer posters, joint leaflets, E-tickets, confirmations, vouchers etc
  • Joint marketing campaigns
  • Product- or destination-focussed training
  • Destination experts for your client events and shows
  • Fam Trips to our amazing core destinations – Canada, The USA, India, Africa, the Far East and Africa
  • White label websites and XML connectivity
  • Our five Regional Sales Managers are available on email, mobile or whatsapp seven days a week
  • Dedicated Agents’ Facebook group which have access to exclusive competitions and incentives
  • We offer price parity

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Contact: Jenny Liu jenny.liu@travelpack.com


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VISIT HACHINOHE

The Hachinohe Area is comprised of eight regions; Hachinohe City, Sannohe Town, Gonohe Town, Takko Town, Nanbu Town, Hashikami Town, Shingo Village and Oirase Town. The VISIT HACHINOHE organization has simple goals: to raise awareness about the unique and amazing attributes of the Hachinohe Area as a domestic and international travel destination, to establish Hachinohe as a brand known for its quality and excellence, to increase the number and satisfaction of both visitors related to tourism and business, to continue to support the growth of local businesses and entrepreneurs, and to work towards increasing the residential population of the area as a whole.

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Contact: Mako Murakami (PR & Marketing Manager) mako@crossmedia.co.uk
Yuki Koyama (PR & Marketing Consultant) yuki@crossmedia.co.uk


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Visit Okinawa Japan

Comprising 160 subtropical islands boasting a year-round warm climate, Okinawa is just three hours by air from Tokyo  and is unlike anywhere else in Japan. Blessed with incredible natural beauty, from lush forests to crystal blue waters,  Okinawa is perfect for beach lovers and sport enthusiasts alike, whilst still appealing to culture seekers thanks to its unique history and heritage

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Contact: Sandra Kwan sandra@humewhitehead.co.uk