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Food&HotelAsia expands to two shows come 2020

Food&HotelAsia (FHA), an international food and hospitality biennial trade event, will return to the Singapore Expo in 2020 as two dedicated shows – FHA-HoReCa...

First TriBE to happen in Sarawak this August

Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB) will be organising and hosting the first Business Events Tribal...

Thomas Cook India to undergo restructure into four verticals

Thomas Cook India (TCIL) will undertake a corporate restructuring, subject to regulatory approvals, that...

Hilton’s Meet with Purpose arrives in Malaysia

Hilton Worldwide's Meet with Purpose initiative is now available at all Hilton properties in Malaysia. Inspired...

YAANA Corporate Challenge returns for a second run

Companies across Asia are being invited to join the 2nd YAANA Corporate Challenge, which...


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


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

Old soul, new Seoul

Seoul responds to the rise in demand for experiential activities by crafting unique ways to appreciate a city rich in heritage and pop culture.

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.

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