This Week's Headlines

Bintan Resorts turns attention to domestic market for growth

Bintan Resorts, which has traditionally relied on Singapore and its hub status for arrivals, is now playing up its beach destinations and ability to...

Malaysia’s convention venues think up ways to retain business during Ramadan

Convention venues in larger Malaysian cities city are banking on Ramadan break fast offerings...

Hainan offers 30-day visa-free access for 59 countries

Hainan will from May 1 offer 30-day visa-free access to 59 countries including Russia,...

CTM unveils online booking tool for Asian business travel market

Australia-headquartered travel management solution provider Corporate Travel Management (CTM) has launched Lightning, an online...

Airbnb makes foray into events with meeting planner tool

Airbnb has launched its first-ever tool for meeting planners, promising to make it easier...

Q&A

Simplicity wins the game

Emmanuel Ebray, HRS Global Hotel Solutions' managing director for South-east Asia and South Korea, tells Karen Yue that for South-east Asian planners holding out for the Meetago solution, it is a case of good things come to those who wait

Dining variety is the spice of life

There may only be just three restaurants at Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort, but Saranga Pathiranage, F&B manager, tells Karen Yue that he and his team can craft many different dining experiences with the power of creativity and flexibility.

Business events steer course for cruises

More meeting and incentive groups are coming on board for corporate events on cruises. Royal Caribbean’s managing director for Asia Pacific, Sean Treacy, tells Pamela Chow how his company is catering to this growing segment

Building for the future

Shailesh Pallipuram, InterContinental Hotels Group's (IHG) vice president sales & marketing, South East Asia & Korea tells Rachel AJ Lee how the Crowne Plazas and InterContinentals are staying relevant to better handle meetings of the future

Myanmar, a jewel in the rough for MICE

Julian Ryall catches up with Phillip Couvaras, who joined Sule Shangri-La, Yangon as general manager in June, and takes on the additional role of Myanmar area general manager, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. Couvaras reviews Myanmar's readiness for business events

Intelligence

Hong Kong is now the most expensive location for business travellers, having overtaken Tokyo which drops to second spot, revealed the latest Daily Rates...
According to the latest Egencia 2018 Bleisure Trends study, one in five global business travellers skip leisure additions to business trips due to employer...

APAC grows on rising demand in China, India and SE Asia:...

According to the Global Business Travel Forecast 2018 published by American Express Global Business...

Different priorities for China’s business travel market: CWT study

Despite a slowdown in its economic growth, China is already the biggest business travel...

Low exhibitor advocacy a key bugbear: UFI

Low exhibitor advocacy is one of the biggest challenges facing the industry globally, according...

APAC business travellers most worried about safety and security: CWT

In a recent reserach, Carlson Wagonlit Travel found that while more than one-third (37...

Editor's Pick

Spring of well-being

A growing desire for wellness at home and at work is resulting in healthy solutions being woven into more corporate event programmes. Destination specialists in Japan and Sri Lanka, two destinations loved for their traditional wellness retreats, tells how demand is shaping up.

Living Spaces – Part 2

An eye-catching landmark in Darling Harbour, the new International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney)...

A region’s big dreams

Greater Solo has been quietly building up its business events capability. Now with a convention centre, it wants to be quiet no more.

Living Spaces – Part 1

Here are some convention centres in the region that have paid careful attention to aesthetics and are reaping commercial benefits.

Jostling for a new position

Dubai wants to grow Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesian markets, but must first improve destination awareness and perceptions.

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