The next Digital Innovation Asia event will be held in Bangkok, June 2014. Sign Up to receive updates and discounted pricing.
Digital Innovation Asia brings together those passionate about Digital and Asia, from the most innovative thought leaders to aspiring new talent. From bloggers to general managers. From people in Asia, as well as people outside of Asia, from Europe to North America, and South America to Arica.
Digital Innovation Asia is about learning, sharing, and collaboration. From E-Tourism Asia Boot Camps to Blogger Match Up Speed Dating Sessions, as well as the Digital Innovation Asia Thought Leader Summit, people will debate the why, the what, the when, and the how.
Digital Innovation Asia will showcase and recognize the most innovative digital work in travel and tourism in Asia Pacific. The annual awards featuring categories including “Most Engaging Website”, “Most Viral Campaign”, “Most Creative Use of Technology”, “Most Inspiring Content”, “Most Innovative Digital Organization”, “Most Social Digital Start-Up”, and “Most Influential Blog”.
E-TOURISM ASIA BOOT CAMP
The E-Tourism Asia Boot-Camp will provide hands-on practical training for the travel and tourism industry in the areas of digital marketing trends, social media, mobile, distribution, search, influencer marketing, and China digital marketing.
E-TOURISM CHINA BOOT CAMP
The E-Tourism China Boot Camp offer hands-on practical content how to market to affluent Chinese consumers leveraging digital, social media, and mobile.
BLOGGER MATCHUP SPEED-DATING
The Blogger Matchup event feature session to educate on how organizations and bloggers can collaborate and build valuable partnerships, as well as speed-dating sessions to match-up accredited bloggers with companies. Blogger Matchup events can be private-labeled by tourist boards, hotel companies, as well as as co-located with travel trade shows and conferences.
DIGITAL INNOVATION ASIA AWARDS
The DIA Awards showcases digital innovation in Asia Pacific travel and tourism in five categories across the five DIA pillars, including “Most Impactful Digital Innovation”, “Most Engaging Digital Presence”, “Most Relevant Chinese Digital Presence”, “Most Socially Responsible Digital Initiative”, and “Most Captivating Digital Storytelling”, as well as the well Top 5 Digital Innovators. Last years winners included Tourism Authority of Thailand, Tourism Malaysia, e-Visa Cambodia, and Air New Zealand. 2014 nominations are open until April 30th via www.DIAawards.com.
Value of DIA:
The Place to Be: Bringing together key experts and leaders from across the industry, DIA is a premier opportunity to showcase your commitment to digital media and significantly increase your visibility.
The Name You Can Trust: Sponsored by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), and endorsed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), and other associations and tourism ministries, DIA promises to be a productive event filled with new and innovative ideas.
Leverage Industry-Wide Public Relations: With a strong media presence, the ESTC is an ideal venue for gaining publicity and bringing your business to new heights.
E-Tourism as an Agent of Change: The exciting field of digital, social, and mobile, e-tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in the visitor economy, spearheading the role of travel and tourism as an agent of change.
Access to top bloggers: Citizen journalists and self-publishers are influencing consumers via engaging content and unbiased opinions. DIA has selected top bloggers from all over the world to come to Thailand to join DIA and Blogger Matchup
Who Attends DIA?
COMPANIES: From hotels, tourist boards, attractions, shopping malls, restaurants, travel agents and tour operators, cruise lines and river cruises, airlines, online travel agencies, digital travel startups, and any organization touching the visitor economy
PEOPLE: From general managers, directors of sales and marketing, public relations managers, e-commerce directors, social media managers, anybody involved in the profitability of their organization
FOCUS: Organization in Asia looking to engage travelers leveraging digital media, and companies from all over the world looking to learn about the changing digital Asian consumer
Who Attended the 1st DIA Conference in 2013?
Tourist Boards, including: Thailand, Bhutan
Hotels, including: Six Senses, Soneva, Dusit, Centara, lebua,
Shangri-La, Sofitel, Aloft, Sukosol, Peninsula, Onyx, Oakwood,
Mandarin Oriental, Four Seasons, Chatrium, Dorsett, Anantara
Tour Operators, including: Khiri, Footsteps Asia, Smiling Albino
Retail, including: Central World
Cruises, including: Mekong Cruises
Airlines, including: Air New Zealand
Travel Technology, including: Amadeus, Hotel Quickly, Tripshow, Baidu, Tripadvisor, BeMyGuest
Travel Media, including: Travel Daily News, Travel Daily Media, China Travel Trends, Bangkok 101, eGlobal Travel News, PATA
Bloggers from all over the world, including: Canada, USA, Peru, Norway, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, PR China
The Digital Innovation Asia Conference is an interesting event that shares the latest trend and innovative ideas happened in the digital world of hospitality industry. The conference is also a good networking venue to know the peers and to learn from the experts in the industry.
Li Peng – Director of Distribution & E-Commerce, Six Senses Hotels Resorts & Spas
The Blogger Matchup made it very easy for us to get in contact with many bloggers from around the world. We believe it’s important to have a match between the style of the blogger and the product or service you aim to promote and so the personal meetings Jens’ event offered did help a lot. As the travel industry is rapidly going digital and proper social media communications is now a science as well as an art, keeping update with developments has never been more important. We see attending Digital Innovation Asia as a must. Here the movers and shakers of the digital arena of the travel industry come together. Their combined experience is very inspirational.
Willem Niemeijer – Founder & CEO, Khiri Travel Group
Digital Innovation Asia and “Blogger MatchUp” are without a doubt the most outstanding events in Asia that in my opinion connect travel writers, bloggers and social media professionals with a prominent tourism industry. Unlike other international events here is a rigorous selection process that allows to know the world’s leading experts. Connecting tourism and social networks is easier through bloggers and an event like this can make it possible. Perfectly organized blogtrips also allow you to discover the best of Asian destinations and the Blogger Matchup affords to extend the promotion of destinations with sponsors that match the interests of various travel journalists.
Nelson Mochilero – Blogger, Mochileros.org
Digital Innovation Asia and “Blogger MatchUp” are without a doubt the most outstanding events in Asia that in my opinion connect travel writers, bloggers and social media professionals with a promminent tourism industry. Unlike other international events here is a rigorous selection process that allows to know the world’s leading experts. Connecting tourism and social networks is easier through bloggers and an event like this can make it possible. Perfectly organized blogtrips also allow you to discover the best of Asian destinations and the Blogger Matchup affords to extend the promotion of destinations with sponsors that match the interests of various travel journalists.