TBEX '16 Asia Pacific

Manila, Philippines


October 13-16, 2016

Philippines International Convention Center

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Tourism Promotions Board Philippines

Tourism Promotions Board Philippines

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The Tourism Promotions Board is the marketing arm of the Philippine Department of Tourism tasked to formulate and implement an integrated domestic and international marketing (rather than advertising) and promotions program.


Platinum Sponsors

Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines

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Established in 1933 with a fleet of only five airplanes, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is today a four-star airline with a fleet of 290 aircraft (passenger and cargo) flying to 277 cities around the world. One of the fastest growing airlines, it has received several “Passenger Choice Awards” from Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX). In 2015, Turkish Airlines has been chosen "Europe’ s Best Airline " for the fifth and awarded “Best Airline in Southern Europe ” for the seventh consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world's "Best Economy Catering Service", in 2013 the world’s "Best Business Catering Service", and in 2014 "Best Business Catering Service" awards, Turkish Airlines was this year awarded the world's “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” and "Best Business Airline Lounge" prizes in the Skytrax survey. Turkish Airlines flies to more countries in the world than any other airline (110 countries over five continents) according to UMB’s Official Airline Guide. In 2013, Turkish Airlines, was named “Best Airline in Europe” by Skytrax. A winner of the “World’s Best Economy Class On-Board Catering” award, Turkish Airlines was also the recipient of the Skytrax “Best Business Class Catering” award in 2013. The global airline won the SkyTrax Award, known as the “Passengers Choice Awards,” for the “Best Airline in Southern Europe” consistently in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2012, Skytrax named Turkish Airlines “Best Premium Economy Seats in the world” for its Comfort Class seats . Facts & Figures

  • Number of aircraft: 290 (passenger and cargo)
  • Aircraft types: A340-300, A330, A321, A320, A319, B737-400, B737-800, B777 ER
  • Hubs: Istanbul, Ankara
  • Frequent flyer program: Miles & Smiles
  • Number of destinations: 277 (229 international, 48 domestic )
  • Network strengths: Europe, Russia, Central Asia, Far East Asia, the Middle East, Africa, North and South America


Gold Sponsors

Skyscanner

Skyscanner

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Skyscanner is a global travel meta search engine enjoying phenomenal growth worldwide. Well over 40 million visitors every month trust us to turn their travel nightmares into sweet dreams Billed as the world’s travel search engine, we operate in over 30 languages, with 500 employees, and counting, working out of offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Barcelona, Bejing, Budapest, Miami, Sofia and Singapore. Our super slick flights, hotels and car hire apps help our customers find the best deals - even when they’re on the move and already over 35 million copies have been downloaded. Join them and discover for yourself how to travel smarter with Skyscanner. Visit skyscanner.net/aboutskyscanner for more information.

WordPress.com

WordPress.com

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WordPress.com, our mission is to democratize publishing one website at a time. Open source WordPress is the most popular online publishing platform, currently powering more than 26% of the web. We wanted to bring the WordPress experience to an even larger audience, so in 2005 we created WordPress.com. We’re a hosted version of the open source software. Here, you can start a blog or build a website in seconds without any technical knowledge. Overall, the WordPress.com network welcomes more than 409 million people viewing more than 15.5 billion pages each month. Our users publish about 41.7 million new posts and leave 60.5 million new comments each month. All of us at Automattic constantly work on improving WordPress.com. We roll out updates almost every day, and develop other services, like Gravatar and Simplenote, to enhance your experience on the web. We want to build products, features, and themes you will love using, so don’t hesitate to leave us your feedback. Almost everything on WordPress.com is free, and what’s currently free will remain so in the future. We keep your sites free by offering upgrades for things like Plans and custom domains, as well as products like anti-spam software Akismet and VIP hosting partnerships with major media outlets. Whether you’re a blogger or a website owner, we know you have many places where you can pitch your online tent. If you’re a current user, thanks for choosing us — we love having you around. If you’re looking to build your online presence and haven’t decided where to drop anchor, give us a try. We’d love to become your home on the web."

Agoda

Agoda

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Agoda.com is one of the world's leading online accommodation reservation companies with a truly global footprint through 36 offices in 28 countries and more than 2,000 employees of 65 nationalities. Agoda.com’s network of more than 750,000 accommodation properties worldwide allow customers instant access to the best tourist destinations all over the world. Over seven million reviews from previous guests help customers choose the perfect accommodations for any type of trip. Agoda.com advantages Hotel booking offers one of the most attractive ways to make money online. The Agoda Affiliate Program is a leading hotel affiliate program worldwide with a strong proven track record, high conversion and generous commissions of up to 60% of the margin per booking. This opens the door for significant cash flows! Our program combines best-in-class tools, best prices and a proven ability to convert traffic. All features of our affiliate program, from multi-currency to the multi-language support, are designed to give you great tools to monetize your traffic. At the same time, integrating hotel offers and tools into your website shortens the distance between description and action for visitors, thereby making it easier for them to follow inspiration. This adds another service to your website as you bring visitors closer to the destinations covered and bring relevant accommodation options right to their fingertips.


Silver Sponsors

Context Travel

Context Travel

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Operating in 25 cities worldwide, Context is a network of specialists—in disciplines including archaeology, art history, cuisine, urban planning, history, environmental science, and classics—who, in addition to our normal work as scholars and experts, design and lead in-depth walking seminars for small groups of intellectually curious travelers. The Context vision is to bring together local scholars and specialists with curious travelers to educate and impassion them; to allow them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of site to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture that makes these cities, destinations.

Hashtracking

Hashtracking

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Everywhere you look, Hashtags are being used to curate content, build community and amplify campaigns. Understanding hashtags and hashtag trends associated with your brand can help you connect & engage with your audience, quantify the impact of your marketing efforts, and identify important influencers. Hashtags can be funny, they can be newsworthy, and they can have a lasting impact on your business. We’re here to help measure and support your success.


Media Partners

Travel Media

Travel Media

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TravelMedia.is a travel specialist full service PR, marketing, SEO, events, communications, content marketing and representation company, founded in 2006, and managed by Michael Collins. TravelMedia.ie started as an Ireland market only traditional PR company. In 2012 TravelMedia.ie pivoted to become a digital first travel specialist PR agency, focused on the European market. TravelMedia.ie is still based in Dublin (via London and Paris), but services clients throughout Europe and further afield, e.g. TUI, Phocuswright, Atout France, SAS, Interhome, and Greenlife Tours.

IGLTA

IGLTA

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The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association is the leading member-based global organization dedicated to LGBT tourism and a proud Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization. In 2013, the association signed on to ECPAT’s Tourism Child Protection Code of Conduct to prevent child exploitation. The association’s membership includes LGBT and LGBT-friendly accommodations, destinations, service providers, travel agents, tour operators, events and travel media in more than 75 countries. Each year, IGLTA hosts its Annual Global Convention, the premier educational and networking event in LGBT tourism. The event has multiple components, including an appointment-driven buyer-supplier marketplace; a media trade show to connect businesses with global LGBT media and marketing outlets; and a consumer event. Join us in 8-11 April 2015 in Los Angeles for the 32nd Annual Global Convention.

Travel Massive

Travel Massive

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Travel Massive’s Mission is to unearth and connect travel insiders in every city in the world in order to empower change in travel. We are the world’s largest open community of travel industry insiders, leaders and innovators. We connect thousands of professionals to meet, learn and collaborate at events in over 100 cities world wide.

Tourism Currents

Tourism Currents

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Tourism Currents teaches communities around the world how to use digital destination marketing to attract their perfect visitor. Our team provides both online and in-person training in social media for tourism and hospitality. Launched in 2009, our co-founders are Sheila Scarborough and Becky McCray, joined in 2012 by marketing expert Leslie McLellan.

Hospitality21

Hospitality21

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Hospitality21 is a cutting-edge digital publication written for the affluent, curiosity-driven, sophisticated, intrepid world traveler. Our articles are diverse, covering a broad range of topics which our discerning readers crave. Editorial coverage includes travel, business, luxury goods, food and drink, global culture, and industry updates. At Hospitality21, we are bridging the gap between the hospitality industry and the ever progressing digital world in the 21st century. Our cutting edge publication provides relevant inspirational information to your fingertips 24/7 using a trendy and inviting platform. At times, a photo says it better; that's why you will find stunning media throughout Hospitality21." Social Media Links: Facebook Twitter Instagram

Travel Blog Success

Travel Blog Success

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Since 2010, Travel Blog Success has been providing educational resources and support for travelers interested in learning how to create, promote, and build a business from their travel blogs. Featuring over 1,400 members, including many of today’s top travel bloggers, Travel Blog Success has become a trusted name in the travel blogging community at large.

All members receive lifetime access to written lessons, expert interviews, video webinars and a secret Facebook group for asking questions and connecting with other bloggers from around the world.


Speed Networking

Skyscanner

Skyscanner

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Skyscanner is a global travel meta search engine enjoying phenomenal growth worldwide. Well over 40 million visitors every month trust us to turn their travel nightmares into sweet dreams Billed as the world’s travel search engine, we operate in over 30 languages, with 500 employees, and counting, working out of offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Barcelona, Bejing, Budapest, Miami, Sofia and Singapore. Our super slick flights, hotels and car hire apps help our customers find the best deals - even when they’re on the move and already over 35 million copies have been downloaded. Join them and discover for yourself how to travel smarter with Skyscanner. Visit skyscanner.net/aboutskyscanner for more information.

WordPress.com

WordPress.com

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WordPress.com, our mission is to democratize publishing one website at a time. Open source WordPress is the most popular online publishing platform, currently powering more than 26% of the web. We wanted to bring the WordPress experience to an even larger audience, so in 2005 we created WordPress.com. We’re a hosted version of the open source software. Here, you can start a blog or build a website in seconds without any technical knowledge. Overall, the WordPress.com network welcomes more than 409 million people viewing more than 15.5 billion pages each month. Our users publish about 41.7 million new posts and leave 60.5 million new comments each month. All of us at Automattic constantly work on improving WordPress.com. We roll out updates almost every day, and develop other services, like Gravatar and Simplenote, to enhance your experience on the web. We want to build products, features, and themes you will love using, so don’t hesitate to leave us your feedback. Almost everything on WordPress.com is free, and what’s currently free will remain so in the future. We keep your sites free by offering upgrades for things like Plans and custom domains, as well as products like anti-spam software Akismet and VIP hosting partnerships with major media outlets. Whether you’re a blogger or a website owner, we know you have many places where you can pitch your online tent. If you’re a current user, thanks for choosing us — we love having you around. If you’re looking to build your online presence and haven’t decided where to drop anchor, give us a try. We’d love to become your home on the web."

Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines

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Established in 1933 with a fleet of only five airplanes, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is today a four-star airline with a fleet of 290 aircraft (passenger and cargo) flying to 277 cities around the world. One of the fastest growing airlines, it has received several “Passenger Choice Awards” from Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX). In 2015, Turkish Airlines has been chosen "Europe’ s Best Airline " for the fifth and awarded “Best Airline in Southern Europe ” for the seventh consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world's "Best Economy Catering Service", in 2013 the world’s "Best Business Catering Service", and in 2014 "Best Business Catering Service" awards, Turkish Airlines was this year awarded the world's “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” and "Best Business Airline Lounge" prizes in the Skytrax survey. Turkish Airlines flies to more countries in the world than any other airline (110 countries over five continents) according to UMB’s Official Airline Guide. In 2013, Turkish Airlines, was named “Best Airline in Europe” by Skytrax. A winner of the “World’s Best Economy Class On-Board Catering” award, Turkish Airlines was also the recipient of the Skytrax “Best Business Class Catering” award in 2013. The global airline won the SkyTrax Award, known as the “Passengers Choice Awards,” for the “Best Airline in Southern Europe” consistently in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2012, Skytrax named Turkish Airlines “Best Premium Economy Seats in the world” for its Comfort Class seats . Facts & Figures

  • Number of aircraft: 290 (passenger and cargo)
  • Aircraft types: A340-300, A330, A321, A320, A319, B737-400, B737-800, B777 ER
  • Hubs: Istanbul, Ankara
  • Frequent flyer program: Miles & Smiles
  • Number of destinations: 277 (229 international, 48 domestic )
  • Network strengths: Europe, Russia, Central Asia, Far East Asia, the Middle East, Africa, North and South America

Agoda

Agoda

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Agoda.com is one of the world's leading online accommodation reservation companies with a truly global footprint through 36 offices in 28 countries and more than 2,000 employees of 65 nationalities. Agoda.com’s network of more than 750,000 accommodation properties worldwide allow customers instant access to the best tourist destinations all over the world. Over seven million reviews from previous guests help customers choose the perfect accommodations for any type of trip. Agoda.com advantages Hotel booking offers one of the most attractive ways to make money online. The Agoda Affiliate Program is a leading hotel affiliate program worldwide with a strong proven track record, high conversion and generous commissions of up to 60% of the margin per booking. This opens the door for significant cash flows! Our program combines best-in-class tools, best prices and a proven ability to convert traffic. All features of our affiliate program, from multi-currency to the multi-language support, are designed to give you great tools to monetize your traffic. At the same time, integrating hotel offers and tools into your website shortens the distance between description and action for visitors, thereby making it easier for them to follow inspiration. This adds another service to your website as you bring visitors closer to the destinations covered and bring relevant accommodation options right to their fingertips.

Context Travel

Context Travel

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Operating in 25 cities worldwide, Context is a network of specialists—in disciplines including archaeology, art history, cuisine, urban planning, history, environmental science, and classics—who, in addition to our normal work as scholars and experts, design and lead in-depth walking seminars for small groups of intellectually curious travelers. The Context vision is to bring together local scholars and specialists with curious travelers to educate and impassion them; to allow them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of site to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture that makes these cities, destinations.

Hashtracking

Hashtracking

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Everywhere you look, Hashtags are being used to curate content, build community and amplify campaigns. Understanding hashtags and hashtag trends associated with your brand can help you connect & engage with your audience, quantify the impact of your marketing efforts, and identify important influencers. Hashtags can be funny, they can be newsworthy, and they can have a lasting impact on your business. We’re here to help measure and support your success.