Selling Travel Connect: Asia

We’re heading back on the road in June with the latest instalment of our Selling Travel: Connect events – this time bringing you inspiration from Asia

It’s time to connect…

We’re heading back on the road in June with the latest instalment of our Selling Travel: Connect events – this time bringing you inspiration from Asia with suppliers such as Abercrombie and Kent, Anand Collection, Bangkok Airways, Hong Kong Tourism Board, Korea Tourism Organisation, Links Travel and Tours, Minor Hotels, Thai Airways, Tourism Malaysia, Tourism Shizuoka, Travelpack, Visit Okinawa Japan and Wendy Wu Tours.

Join us in London for your chance to connect with tourists boards, airlines and attractions.

London June 26
The Caledonian Club
9 Halkin St
London SW1X 7DR 
6pm – 9pm

Manchester June 28
Manchester Hall
36 Bridge Street
Manchester M3 3BT
6pm – 9pm

As always, our events are free-to-attend and will include refreshments, networking and unmissable prize draws including hotel stays in Hua Hin, Koh Samui and Khao Lak, Thailand.

Spaces are limited and are expected to fill up fast, so don’t delay – register today.


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Abercrombie & Kent/Cox & Kings (LDN ONLY)

Cox & Kings and Abercrombie & Kent are two renowned travel companies that have established themselves as leaders in the luxury travel industry. With a focus on providing high-quality, personalized experiences, both companies have earned a reputation for delivering exceptional service and creating unforgettable journeys for their clients. Whether it’s exploring exotic destinations, embarking on a safari adventure, or discovering hidden gems in cultural hotspots,  we strive to exceed our clients’ expectations and create extraordinary travel memories that last a lifetime.

Cox & Kings, founded in 1758, holds the distinction of being one of the oldest travel companies in the world. Throughout its long history, Cox & Kings has built a strong global presence and offers a diverse range of travel services, including customized tours, corporate travel, and educational trips. With their extensive network of experts and local guides, Cox & Kings ensures that travellers receive an authentic and immersive experience wherever they go.

Abercrombie & Kent, founded in 1962, has also become synonymous with luxury travel. The company focuses on curating exclusive and tailor-made journeys to some of the most captivating destinations around the globe. Abercrombie & Kent’s attention to detail is unparalleled, with meticulously planned itineraries, luxurious accommodations, and knowledgeable guides who provide insider access and unique insights into each destination.

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Contact: Craig Liddle cliddle@abercrombiekent.co.uk


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Anand Collection (LDN ONLY)

Anand Collection represents the luxury collection of hotels in Asia including The Vijitt Resort in Phuket and Devasom Resort Khao Lak

The Vijitt Resort Phuket is a luxury all-villa style beachfront resort located in the south of Phuket; ideal escape for those looking for relaxation.  Among 18-acre of tropical garden, ninety-two spacious villas and pool villas (70-182 sq m) are featured with 40 metre – infinity edged pool, restaurants, spa, kids club, and variety daily complimentary activities and services. The exclusive piece of paradise provides the perfect setting with a beautiful beachfront, luscious gardens, and supreme privacy to indulge in five-star services and warm hospitality. vijittresort.com

 The  Devasom Resort Khao Lak is Ranked among Thailand’s best small luxury resorts offering a beach front location, next to a natural lagoon with 2  award winning restaurants, Spa and luxurious villas.  Guests can choose from a variety of daily activities including Muay Thai Boxing, Yoga, hidden beach tour and nearby Elephant Hills makes a stay at Devasom a perfect twin centre option. Daily free complimentary shuttle bus is available to Khao Lak town. devasom.com/khaolak

Also representing  MBK Hospitality (Layana Resort Koh Lanta – 5 star Adults only luxury beachfront resort) and Pathumwan Princess Bangkok – 5 star centrally located hotel in Bangkok, adjacent to MBK Shopping mall). layanaresort.com, pprincess.com

anandcollection.co.uk

Contact: Jas Anand   jas@anandcollection.co.uk


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Bangkok Airways

From the moment you arrive at the airport you’ll be met with wide smiles and great customer service. You can then enjoy the benefits of the boutique lounges – open to all Bangkok Airways passengers at no extra cost. These are the places to have a drink, eat, check your email – it’s all complimentary. Once onboard, tasty meals and attentive crew will ensure you enjoy your journey from departures to arrivals.

Award-winning service – Bangkok Airways has been running a trusted flight network for 55 years, and offers an award-winning boutique experience to its passengers. In fact, it’s the only airline to win Skytrax Best Regional Airline in Asia for six consecutive years.

Bangkok Airways first began operations in 1968 as Sahakol Air and then in 1986 Bangkok Airways officially began its operations as the country’s first privately owned domestic airline. Today the airline operates a fleet of 30 aircraft from its home base Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport to more than 20 destinations across Thailand and Asia including Samui, Phuket, Sukhothai, Siem Reap (Angkor), Singapore and the Maldives.

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Contact: Sarah Gilmore  bangkokair@networkgsa.com


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Hong Kong Tourism Board (LDN ONLY)

Foreign yet familiar, the city is a true melting pot of eastern and western cultures, and old and new aspects of the city live side by side perfectly. Renowned for its skyscrapers, rooftop bars, incredible views and fine dining, there is actually much more to Hong Kong than first meets the eye. What you may not know is that Hong Kong is actually 70% green and has over 200 outlying islands, beautifully undulating mountains and stunning sandy beaches.

About Hong Kong Tourism Board

The Hong Kong Tourism Board is a government-subvented body tasked to market and promote Hong Kong as a travel destination worldwide and to enhance visitors’ experience once they arrive.

Come and meet us, to get the latest updates from Hong Kong and tips on how to sell our vibrant city.

discoverhongkong.com

Contact: Adela Liew adela.liew@hktb.com | Bettina Walsh bettina.walsh@hktb.com


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Korea Tourism Organisation (LDN only)

The Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO) is the official national tourism board of South Korea. We are currently promoting the Visit Korea Year 2023-24, a government campaign which aims to build on global interest in the “Korean Wave” of popular culture from music (K-Pop) to films, food and fashion. Our target of increasing annual inbound tourism from 17.5 million in 2019 to 30 million by 2027 has inspired initiatives such as facilitating easy visa-free entry, promoting flight and hotel discounts, and introducing new cultural events, attractions and tour itineraries.

KTO London is here to support the 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. Our office covers the UK and various territories in Europe (Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) and Africa.

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Contact: Ruby James and Adam Pepin-Hall event@gokorea.co.uk


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Links Travel and Tours (MCR ONLY)

With over 15 years of experience in the travel industry, Links Travel and Tours is a distinguished UK-based tour operator specialising in unforgettable journeys to South East and Far East Asia. We are proud to offer exceptional small group tours, tailor-made journeys, and enticing semi-escorted adventures.

Choose from our vast selection of inspirational small group tours and embark on a captivating voyage with like-minded individuals. These immersive experiences allow you to explore the wonders of China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, South Korea, India, and the Maldives while fostering meaningful connections along the way.

For sports enthusiasts, we have exciting suggestions such as golfing in Vietnam and Japan, hiking and mountain climbing in Japan and South Korea, and cycling through the stunning landscapes of China and Vietnam. Immerse yourself in your favourite activities while discovering the rich cultural tapestry of Asia.

At Links Travel and Tours, our dedicated team possesses extensive knowledge and unparalleled understanding of the diverse cultures and remarkable destinations within Asia.

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Contact: Brian Langford  brian@linkstravelandtours.co.uk


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Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (LDN ONLY)

To know Malaysia is to love Malaysia – a bubbling, bustling melting-pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony. Our multiculturalism has made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise and home to hundreds of colourful festivals. It’s no wonder that we love celebrating and socialising. As a people, Malaysians are very relaxed, warm and friendly.

Geographically, Malaysia is almost as diverse as its culture. 11 states and 2 federal territories form Peninsular Malaysia which is separated by the South China Sea from East Malaysia which includes the 2 states (Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo) and a third federal territory, the island of Labuan.

One of Malaysia’s key attractions is its extreme contrasts which further add to this theme of ‘diversity’. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts while five-star hotels sit just metres away from ancient reefs.

Rugged mountains reach dramatically for the sky while their rainforest-clad slopes sweep down to floodplains teeming with forest life. Cool highland hideaways roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves.

For the perfect holiday full of surprises, the time is now, the place is Malaysia.

tourism.gov.my

Contact: Danielle Porter  danielle@tourism.gov.my | Hannah Filer hannah@tourism.gov.my


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Minor Hotels (MCR ONLY)

Minor Hotels owns, manages and operates a diverse portfolio of over 530 hotels, resorts and branded residences across six continents, led by the authentic luxury of our flagship brand, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas. The Anantara experience was born in 2001 with our first luxury property in Thailand’s historic seaside retreat of Hua Hin. The collection of distinct, thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provides a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences.

Avani Hotels & Resorts, was launched in 2011 and designed for the millennial-minded traveller whose priorities are style, value and comfort. The brand is an upbeat and contemporary hotel concept that delivers the perfect balance, with a focus on good sleep, designed social spaces, locally inspired sustenance and friendly service.

anantara.com
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Contact: Karen Davidson  kdavidson@minor.com


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Thai Airways International

THAI – Experience award-winning service to Thailand and beyond.

Thai Airways International is the national airline of Thailand, a founding member of the Star Alliance network and a multiple award-winning carrier.

With double daily flights from London Heathrow’s Terminal 2, THAI is the only airline offering a First Class cabin on the London to Bangkok route. Its home base in Thailand, in the heart of Asia, is a natural hub for exploring fantastic destinations in East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, and provides easy connections to Australasia. With its legendary and award-winning service, and the latest aircraft, THAI promises you a truly comfortable and pleasurable flying experience, with a distinctively serene Thai style.

thaiairways.com

Contact: Sunanta Trai-Ukos  sunanta.t@thaiairways.co.uk | Maysawee Phinijparinya  maysawee.p@thaiairways.co.uk


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Tourism Shizuoka Japan (LDN ONLY)

From the iconic Mt Fuji in the north to the spectacular Pacific coastline in the south, Shizuoka is a region of authentic Japanese culture, renowned cuisine and outstanding natural beauty, with mountains, rivers and lakes giving way to the white sandy beaches and volcanic landscapes of the Izu Peninsula.  All this just one hour from Tokyo by bullet train.

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Contact: Sandra Kwan  sandra@humewhitehead.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

travelpack.com

Contact: Sharel D’sa sharel.dsa@travelpack.com


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Visit Okinawa Japan (MCR ONLY)

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

visitokinawajapan.com

Contact: Sandra Kwan sandra@humewhitehead.co.uk


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Wendy WU Tours (MCR ONLY)

An award-winning tour operator with over 25 years’ experience, Wendy Wu Tours, the UK’s Number 1 Specialist Operator to China & Japan, has built a reputation for expertise, passion and exceptional value.

Travelling with us on one of our group holidays to the Far East, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Indian Subcontinent, South America, Europe or the Middle East, you’ll embark on a journey packed full of iconic sights, hidden gems and exceptional experiences. We aim to not only showcase the very best of a country but to fully immerse our travellers in the local life, vibrant culture and timeless history too, for a well-rounded overview of what makes each country unique and magical.

But you don’t have to take our word for it, we’ve received plenty of awards over the years from our own industry for doing just this, including ‘Best Long Haul Specialist Tour Operator’ at the prestigious Globe Travel Awards for 13 years running.


We like to think that we’ve perfected the escorted tour formula, combining our in-house knowledge and love of our destinations, with exceptional guiding and full inclusions (yes – flights, accommodation, guiding, visas, the whole shebang) and authentic experiences that really help our travellers get to know the land they are exploring.

wendywutours.co.uk

Contact: Chris So Woon Yuen tradesupport@wendywutours.co.uk


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