Singapore will host ‘TravelRave 2011′ from October 17-23, a series of related events designed to showcase business opportunities in the Asian travel industry. It will be the second of its kind, after the success of TravelRave last year saw 8,000 participants.

Along with the region’s economies and middle class wealth, Asia’s tourism industry is booming and the number of international arrivals grew 13% last year over 2009. The Singapore Tourism Board, which organizes the event, says it’s Asia’s ”only mega tourism and travel festival” and will show that Asia is leading the world’s tourism industry recovery.

Bringing all the events to one time and place should ease things for attendees. Events will include the ITB Asia travel fair, a conference on hotel and tourism investment, an annual meeting of Asian convention and travel bureaus, and a nice-sounding ‘retreat’ for policymakers and industry leaders hosted by the UN World Tourism Organization.

source & article: AFP via Yahoo! News