This Week's Headlines

Malaysia to host 2020 International Conference on Isotopes & Expo

Malaysia has won the bid to host the 10th International Conference on Isotopes & Expo (10ICI), the first time a South-east Asian country is...

Marriott expands South Asia footprint with Samhi Hotels

Marriott International has signed a five-hotel conversion deal with Samhi Hotels to grow its...

Frasers Hospitality expands Japan portfolio

Frasers Hospitality, a member of Frasers Property Group, has invested S$250 million (US$188 million)...

Parkroyal Penang unveils updated hardware

The Parkroyal Penang Resort on Batu Ferringhi beach has completed its RM55 million (US$14...

ITB China 2018 introduces Business Travel Day

ITB China will debut the inaugural Business Travel Day on May 17 this year,...

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

Despite a slowdown in its economic growth, China is already the biggest business travel market in the world with total spend expected to reach...
Low exhibitor advocacy is one of the biggest challenges facing the industry globally, according to a report released by UFI The Global Association of...

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...

New research calls travel managers to take traveller-considerate approach

Spurred by new norms of hyper-connectivity, on-demand services, greater personalisation and always-on support, business...

AMEX report forecasts increased industry confidence and competition moving forward

The meetings & events industry can be optimistic about growth prospects next year, driven...

Global business travellers identify top challenges on the road

Time spent in transit is the most challenging aspect of business travel, according a...

Editor's Pick

Why companies need more women at the top

Women at the helm can bring invaluable benefits to organisations. Andrew Chan, founder, ACI HR Solutions, a specialist recruitment firm, shares insights as we uncover why there needs to be more gender equality at the top.

Daniel McKinnon

Why did you first joined the industry and what has made you stay? I got...

All’s good in Macau

Subvention support, new venues and hotels, and a focus on international association meetings are boosting Macau’s business events performance.

No better time than now

The destination is raring to go as its business events centre continues to mature with an alliance to oil the planning gears, and a robust track record for hosting large-scale meetings.

Expert Advice: Women in the business

Human resource veteran, Andrew Chan, founder/CEO of ACI HR Solutions, tackles five common career concerns among women in the business of hospitality and events

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