65 worldwide attendees from 14 international locations, together with the Philippines, grace this pilot hybrid occasion, bringing to life Singapore’s imaginative and prescient for protected, trusted, and progressive enterprise occasions
Manila, December – Singapore performed host to TravelRevive, the primary worldwide journey tradeshow to happen bodily within the Asia Pacific throughout COVID-19. Welcoming 65 worldwide attendees from 14 international locations, together with the Philippines, TravelRevive is the primary pilot tradeshow to trial the newly developed ‘hybrid occasion’—that’s, a mixing of digital and bodily occasion components whereas retaining the ‘dwell’ facet—and tradeshow prototype for protected enterprise occasions, protected itineraries, and digital enablers in Singapore. It leads the way in which for the resumption of such occasions with rigorous protocols and progressive options, reimagining the way forward for MICE—conferences, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions—within the present COVID-19 state of affairs.
“Following the disruptions inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic, this occasion is a small however vital step ahead for Singapore tourism, paving the way in which for a protected but pleasurable journey expertise for future guests to Singapore,” mentioned Ruby Liu, Space Director, Philippines, Singapore Tourism Board. “Throughout the in depth planning course of, we challenged ourselves to reimagine how journey may very well be – making a recent Singapore expertise, with out compromising security and peace of thoughts.”
Guaranteeing attendees’ security, stringent protected administration measures had been set in place throughout each stage of an occasion attendees’ journey—from pre-to post-event—with the additional assurance of crowd density controls. These embody right-sized cubicles complemented with mini-meeting pods outfitted with protecting plexiglass to facilitate protected one-to-one conferences between exhibitors and patrons.
To permit for correct contact tracing for worldwide guests, the usage of TraceTogether—a cellular app that helps Singapore’s efforts to combat the unfold of COVID-19 via community-driven contact tracing—was applied alongside the launch of a web based diary cellular app to securely prepare one-to-one conferences between exhibitors and patrons.
To finest put together Singapore for the phased resumption of leisure journey, STB has additionally been working intently with trade stakeholders to ascertain a framework information for tourism companies, together with journey brokers, in creating protected itineraries, from digital excursions with hands-on in-hotel actions to personal museum visits and extra.
Amongst those that acquired the first-hand expertise of this mannequin are 4 tourism delegates from the Philippines. The four-member staff was in a position to check out a well-planned itinerary consisting of in style vacationer spots that had been assessed and instilled with security measures, reminiscent of Gardens by the Bay, Evening Safari, and a Vespa tour even.
Among the many strict security measures being applied at sights embody:
- Guaranteeing all workers put on masks and every other essential private protecting gear (PPE) always, besides throughout actions which require masks to be eliminated
- That teams of tourists coming into collectively should not exceed 5 (5) pax, and all have masks on for the go to period.
- The implementation of affordable steps to make sure that there’s a distance of not less than one (1) meter between people not from the identical group, whether or not guests or workers
- The obligatory implementation of SafeEntry—a nationwide digital check-in system used for contact tracing and identification of COVID-19 clusters
- Guaranteeing that TraceTogether cellular utility or TraceTogether Token can be utilized for SafeEntry check-in
“Regardless of the security measures and restrictions, our journey itinerary nonetheless retained many enjoyable components,” mentioned Basic Supervisor of Asia Reps Journey Providers Inc. Ritchie Tuaño, one of many attendees. “The occasion was carried out in a well-thought method, and I look ahead to not solely coming again however to ask fellow PTAA members as properly to go to Singapore.”
“Singapore is doing a exceptional job by way of vacationers’ security and permitting us to have enjoyable even if we’re following a strictly managed itinerary,” says Dorothy Aytona, president of Skynet Journey Corp. “When worldwide journey resumes, I invite everybody from the Philippines to go to Singapore. Secure po sa Singapore, ito ang pinaka-safe na puntahan! [It’s safe in Singapore. This is the safest place to visit!]”