With China preparing for the Beijing Olympics and Singapore looking forward to its Formula 1 debut next autumn, Asian destinations will have plenty for World Travel Market delegates to see.
Here’s what to look out for on the Asian destination stands…
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In Asia, start the day at Korea with a glass of Bacchus, Korea’s famous energy drink, and find out about the Korea National Tourism Organisation’s new ‘Korea, Sparkling’ campaign.
Over in Singapore the talk will be of the country’s debut as a Formula 1 race venue in September 2008.
There will be details of the Singapore Flyer, a wheel similar to the London Eye, which opens in February.
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Thailand will be highlighting the country’s green credentials with a stand made from recycled materials. Pick up a copy of the Chic by Thailand guide, which focuses on ecotoursim.
Nip over to Malaysia on Monday and you could meet up with shoe designer Jimmy Choo.
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Taiwan is flushed with success after seeing a 32% increase in arrivals from the UK in the first six months of this year. Six new operators will feature the island for 2008, so pick up some information from the stand.
Across in Japan, the Japan National Tourist Organisation will be promoting the country’s ancient customs and scenery alongside its affordable product prices, street culture and reputation for technological innovation.
Find out more over sake, sushi and Kirin beer during happy hour, from 4pm on Monday and Tuesday.
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In the fun-loving Philippines visitors will be invited to belt out a few karaoke tunes and could even win a Magic Sing microphone.
Hong Kong will be talking about the equestrian events it is hosting for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and is promoting its online training programme to agents keen to find out more about twin-centre itineraries.
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