ASIA PACIFIC. The TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference will be returning to Singapore from 8-12 May 2022, the association confirmed today. The move follows discussions between TFWA and its partners in Singapore, where steps to ensure the sustainable restart of international travel are under way.
As reported, the Singapore authorities have announced that a number of new Vaccinated Travel Lanes will open later this month, meaning that vaccinated travellers flying from Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK and US – in addition to the earlier announced Germany and Brunei – will no longer need to quarantine on arrival in Singapore. Singapore and South Korea will also be launching a Vaccinated Travel Lane from 15 November.
TFWA President Jaya Singh said: “TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference is one of the most popular events in the travel retail calendar, and after two long years, we are thrilled to say: ‘We are back’. Singapore has long proved to be the perfect location to bring the Asia Pacific industry together, and we are working very closely with our hosts and partners in the country to ensure a safe and enjoyable event. We will release more details in due course, but for now, we urge everyone to mark their diaries for the return of this fantastic event.”
Singapore Tourism Board Deputy Chief Executive Yap Chin Siang said: “Singapore is pleased to welcome the 2022 return of TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference, known to be the best-in-class event for the regional duty free and travel retail industry. TFWA’s decision to hold their event in Singapore reaffirms our strategic position as a Global Asia Node, and as a trusted and innovative destination for MICE and business. As more Vaccinated Travel Lanes and international links open progressively, we look forward to extending a warm welcome to all participants in Singapore next year.”