About WiT Indie 2020

Here are the bird’s eye facts you need to know about Planet Travel if you are an independent operator, whether of hotels, tours and activities/experiences, retail, any businesses that need to reach travellers in 2020 to grow revenues and profitability.


Travel is big and it’s growing
In 2019, total travel bookings is expected to grow by 7.3% to reach US$1.4 trillion.


APAC is now the world’s largest regional travel market

Online travel bookings are growing twice as fast as the overall market.

(Source: Phocuswright Global Online Travel Overview 2019)


The tours and activities market is projected to reach $183b by 2020 and a third of that is in Asia Pacific.


Independent hotels dominate the hospitality market.
Of the approximate 60,000 hotels in South-east Asia, about 93pc are independent hotels. (ZUZU Hospitality Solutions) This explains the emergence of new brands like OYO and RedDoorz.


WiT is Asia’s leading digital travel media and events platform with content focused around how technology is changing travel and behaviour in the world’s fastest growing market. Its signature conference in Singapore, launched in 2005, attracts more than 500 travel industry professionals from around the world. 

WiT is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northstar Travel Group, the leading B2B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, business and sports, meetings, incentives and travel technology.