Partners Wine & Gourmet Asia 2008 as Official Online Travel Agency

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We will ensure that the participants and exhibitors sample the best Macau has to offer in terms of not only dining and attractions, but also world-class hotels and casinos. (, the leading online destination marketing and travel company in Macau is appointed official online travel agency for Wine & Gourmet Asia 2008.

Held at the Cotai Strip® CotaiExpoTM at The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel from November 5 - 7, 2008 Wine & Gourmet Asia is an ideal networking platform for the fine wine, gourmet and hospitality industries in Macau, as well as in Hong Kong, the Pearl River Delta and Asia Pacific.

Last year's Wine & Gourmet Asia 2007 expo was the first specialized F&B event to take place in Macau, with over 140 exhibitors from 23 countries participating. Top chefs, sommeliers and winemakers were present to showcase the cuisine and beverages from their respective regions. This unique concept of an all inclusive trade event presented more networking and showcase opportunities for exhibitors to visitors.

As Wine & Gourmet Asia's official travel agency, is offering participants and exhibitors exclusive customized packages for the best hotels and attractions in Macau at discounted rates. A specially customized Wine and Gourmet microsite on will provide selected travel and exhibition information. Regular e-newsletters will be sent to participants and visitors, containing the latest hot deals in town and a Macau entertainment booklet with hot deals at attractions and F&B outlets will be designed specifically for them.

"Food and wine are an important part of every tourist's visit to Macau, and we are proud to be a part of a project that promotes Macau's unique cuisine and wine," says Christina Siaw,'s CEO. She adds that: "We will ensure that the participants and exhibitors sample the best Macau has to offer in terms of not only dining and attractions, but also world-class hotels and casinos."

Michael Dreyer, Asia Pacific Vice President of Koelnmesse - the organizer of Wine & Gourmet Asia comments, "By partnering to look after travel arrangements, we can be sure that our participants will be able to focus on networking, dining and enjoying all that Wine & Gourmet Asia has to offer."

About is the premier web portal and online travel agency for hotel accommodation, show tickets and packaged tour products for Macau and the Pearl Delta Region. With a secure and technologically advanced online booking engine,'s services are targeted at Macau-bound travelers coming from Mainland China, Hong Kong and high growth-tourist areas including Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Australia and North Asian markets such as Japan and Korea. The company is owned by MKW Capital Management, a private equity firm with investments in Macau based businesses including international airline VIVA Macau.

About Koelnmesse Pte Ltd. Singapore:
Headquartered in the city of Cologne, Germany, Koelnmesse organizes over 70 successful international trade fairs a year, with 44,600 exhibitors from 127 countries and visited by around 2.5 million visitors from 218 countries. Koelnmesse is the organizer of the world's largest food trade fair - ANUGA which is held in Cologne every 2 years. Since 2002, the company has ventured into Asia, organizing other leading food shows in Asia which are recognized as international trade platforms for the global food market including THAIFEX - World of food ASIA and Sweets China.


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