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NATAS Inbound Networking Session 2014

11th April 2014

Diamond Palace @ Jewel Box, Mount Faber


It was an afternoon to remember as members of the NATAS Inbound Committee gathered for the NATAS Inbound Networking Session 2014. The hi-tea event saw attendees from inbound travel agents, hoteliers, tourist attractions and airlines coming together for a relaxing afternoon spent fostering relationships and establishing new partnerships.

Ms Judy Lum, the NATAS Inbound Committee Chairman, opened the networking session with a speech that reiterated the committee’s commitment to regularly initiate activities that would promote interaction and engagement between other organisations and partners within the trade. She highlighted the main aims of the networking session, which centred on allowing attendees to voice their issues, renew and forge new partnerships with one another as well as encourage NATAS travel agents to participate in industry events.

Attendees were then invited to proceed to the Spuds and Aprons Garden to hang “bells of happiness”, which had been given out during registration. Although meant to mirror the hanging of love locks at various locations around the world as symbols of a couple’s love, NATAS hoped this meaningful ritual would bring great fortune and business to Singapore’s travel industry. 

After a group photo to capture the event, attendees were presented with an exciting line-up of new activities and attractions. Kicking off the product updates was Mr Wayne Lim, Vice President, Operations of Kidzania Singapore, who introduced the unique indoor educational and entertainment centre for children, explaining the one-of-a-kind concept of the centre. Ms Joyce Siew, Assistant Vice President Sales of Themed Attractions Malaysia, then followed by sharing three up-and-coming exciting attractions – the Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, The Little Big Club and LAT’s Place – which are slated to open in Nusajaya Johor.

Taking the stage next were Mr Adrian Chue, Director, Marketing and Business Development, and Ms Patricia de la Motte, Director and Head Curator, who gave a presentation on the Fort Canning Centre for the Arts and the much-anticipated Singapore Pinacotheque de Paris. The last speaker of the session was Mr Hoe Teck Wei, Vice President, Travel and Leisure Sales of Resorts World Sentosa, who offered attendees a glimpse of what’s new at the integrated resort.  

With the last of the product updates, attendees were free to mingle and network with each other as they snacked on delicious finger food.

In all, it was a pleasant and fruitful networking session that has added impetus to the relationships between trade partners.





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