STB roadshow a success

STB in collaboration with 15 of its partners successfully concluded the second edition of their virtual roadshow with over 400 travel agents from GCC & Turkey.

Shehara Rizly

The second edition of STB Virtual Roadshow was highly productive for STB and our Singapore tourism stakeholders to hold business and networking discussions with our Middle East & Turkey trade partners. The roadshow was attended by 427 travel agents from GCC to engage in a discussion with 15 Singapore-based tourism service providers.  Our tourism partners from Singapore seamlessly conducted over 1,200 meaningful discussions during the six-hour tradeshow of which 124 meetings were conducted by STB. We received remarkable feedback from all our partners on enabling this opportunity that allowed them to deepen ties, discuss business opportunities and get updates about the various services, offers and products available in Singapore following the pandemic.

Fawad Khan, Sales Manager – Singapore Airlines, Middle East

Singapore Tourism Board is a strategic partner with Singapore Airlines, and we value this relationship. It is among our priorities to drive the traffic to Singapore. We really appreciate this platform, collaboration and the other travel trade partners for joining in the sessions. We had an overwhelming response from the trade partners. They enjoyed interacting with us virtually since we are in a new world now, virtual is the way forward for the time being, so it was good to engage with all our trade partners. We spoke about what Singapore has to offer and as Singapore Airlines our updates about the network operating from Dubai. The biggest news we shared was the resumption of flights from January 18, 2021 and we are offering an all new A 350 900 operation, it’s a brand new aircraft and the seats are more comfortable both in business and economy class. Overall, this session was a great success as we re-engaged with travel partners and it was great to be a part of the virtual session.

Janet Moses, Tour Consultant – Al Tayer Holidays

The STB Dubai Virtual B2B Tradeshow January 2021 provided a portal which was very user-friendly. We connected with the team, and it was so refreshing to hear from our partners on the current updates. Also, the team was very cooperative, they have shared the marketing tool which is very important and useful. Many thanks to the team.

Mehtap Topcu, Sales Manager – Singapore Airlines, Turkey

We are grateful that STB has organised this fruitful virtual roadshow. It helped to bring STB, airlines, DMCs, travel agencies and hoteliers together. Seeing Singapore being ready to welcome the visitors from all around the world, health & safety precautions were taken in Singapore at Singapore Airlines, Changi Airport, at the hotels and attraction places, which was very important for all the participants. I am sure it helped a lot of companies to create new cooperation opportunities to select Singapore as a great M!CE & leisure destination in the near future.

Aga Pytlik, General Manager – Pan World Travel and Tourism

It was my great pleasure to be part of STB GCC Virtual Tradeshow 2021 as a trade buyer. In spite of the fact that till today our tourism and travel industry is facing huge difficulties, it’s important to be present, connect with the partners and maintain business relationships.

Thanks to STB organisers who brought Singapore closer along with exhibitors and all participants to create a unique event and wonderful occasion to reunite with overseas partners. We can’t meet each other physically yet, but we can support each other and together develop a sustainable tourism industry for our generation.

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