If you have followed our Facebook, Tumblr or Twitter, you will know that Joaquin Cababie is now in Malaysia and we’re happy to confirm that he is heading for Singapore for ITB Asia, taking place from 23rd to 25th October at Suntec Singapore. Joaquin plans to meet more hoteliers as well as to meet again with many of those already seen whilst travelling through Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia. This will be Joaquin’s third trade event on his extended trip – SmartOtels previously attended ITE Ho Chi Minh City and IT & CM Asia in Bangkok.
Joaquin had previously been scheduled to travel back to the U.K. to attend World Travel Market in London but decided to stay on and attend ITB Asia, after his discussions with the many hoteliers he has visited in the last 4 weeks. Matthew Brooks is attending World Travel Market in London on behalf of SmartOtels. Joaquin, co-founder and COO of SmartOtels said: “Many of the hotels and resorts I have met with recently are going to be attending ITB Asia and, in many cases, will not be at World Travel Market. Additionally, we could see that SmartOtels could extend its coverage even further by attending both events rather than just one. SmartOtels is entirely committed to concluding more agreements in S.E. Asia and going to Singapore for ITB Asia demonstrates that commitment.”
Matthew Brooks, co-founder and CEO of SmartOtels said: “It is very important to our model to be flexible and adjust our plans as needed to drive further business, for our partners and for ourselves. Both Joaquin and I felt we could achieve more by covering both ITB Asia and World Travel Market, so Joaquin will stay on in S.E. Asia to do that. In addition to meeting again with many hoteliers he has already seen to reinforce relationships, Joaquin will be hoping to forge new relationships with hoteliers from other parts of S.E. Asia, such as Indonesia, Bali, the Philippines and more.”
After ITB Asia, Joaquin Cababie will be aiming to establish the SmartOtels base in the region, possibly in Bangkok, so that he can travel to view more of the hotels and resorts met at ITB Asia in their own destinations to become familiar with the destinations ahead of travelling back to the U.K. to start marketing the hotels, resorts and destinations in the U.K. and Europe, probably early in the New Year, which will certainly include both Joaquin and Matthew attending ITB Berlin – Europe’s largest travel trade event.
If you are attending ITB Asia and would like to meet Joaquin, please e-mail him now on firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below and Joaquin will contact you to arrange a meeting.
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