This Week's Headlines

MyCEB’s new programme to attract events set for April roll-out

A new support programme replacing Malaysia Twin Deal XP – which ran from January 1, 2017 to end-2018 – will be announced in April. The...

South Tangerang rises as alternative to Jakarta for mega Chinese events

South Tangerang, a city neighbouring Jakarta, could be an up-and-coming destination for big Chinese...

Stable HK room rates despite major hotel closure

Hong Kong’s industry is playing down the impact on the city’s room rates despite...

Garuda’s new Nagoya service likely to benefit corporate over leisure segment

Indonesia's outbound agents are hopeful that Garuda Indonesia's new four-times weekly direct service between...

Seoul sweetens the deal for business events with Plus Seoul

The Seoul Convention Bureau (SCB) is adding benefits for business events in the city...

Q&A

Growing Louis T into the corporate space

Shaped by ever-changing market demands and destination challenges, Asia’s business events scene is evolving faster than ever. Mikael Svensson, senior vice president of hospitality management company Louis T Collection, shares his projections and the changes he thinks it’ll bring

Tech improvements and their impact on business trips

Engineering MNC AECOM has more than 87,000 employees in more than 150 countries and many active travellers in the region. Its regional procurement and travel lead, Asia-Pacific, Kelvin Li, predicts the number of business trips will fall in five years’ time.

Age no barrier for this hotel chief

With 14 years of experience with Marriott International under her belt, the young Ashley Lai is relishing in her new role as general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott Siem Reap Resort – the brand’s Cambodian debut.

Flying for the long haul

Laurence Chin, country manager of Singapore for United Airlines, shares with TTGmice about the airline's recent flight addition between Singapore and San Francisco, as well as future United Polaris lounges in Asia-Pacific

Taking marketing at events to the next level

Singapore-based firm AIQ finally takes its patented Video and Image Recognition Technology to a big tradeshow. Its CEO Marcus Tan shares how the technology can change the way marketing at events will be done going forward.

Intelligence

CWT Solutions Group forecasts global average ticket prices (ATP) for air bookings will drop to around US$673 by April, down just over 4% from...
No less than 97% of Indian business travellers and 95% of Chinese business travellers surveyed by Airplus base their hotel booking decisions on reviews...

HRS offers deeper insights into hotel sourcing

HRS has unveiled its new Hotel Sourcing Report to provide intelligence on 2019 rate...

One size no longer fits all in business events: PCMA

Biodegradable meeting spaces, artificial intelligence and serendipity will all play a significant role in...

AMEX GBT forecasts stable air fares overall; with fluctuations on some...

The Air Monitor 2019, published by American Express Global Business Travel (AMEX GBT), finds...

Experience creation tops list of ‘must have’ for events in APAC:...

Experience creation is the top priority for event planners in Asia Pacific, according to...

Editor's Pick

Building China’s image

China now has a Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and industry players hold high hopes for what it could achieve for the business events community

Kumamoto’s spirited return

A new way to appreciate Kumamoto Castle, nature highlights and intense destination promotions are helping to win hearts.

Outlook 2019: Trends to watch

Geopolitical tensions are not enough to put a damper on inbound business events performance in the region, while Asian bookers are demanding more personalisation and smarter use of their event budget.

Outlook 2019: Asian appetites

Geopolitical tensions are not enough to put a damper on inbound business events performance in the region, while Asian bookers are demanding more personalisation and smarter use of their event budget.

Outlook 2019 : Destination Projections

Geopolitical tensions are not enough to put a damper on inbound business events performance in the region, while Asian bookers are demanding more personalisation and smarter use of their event budget.

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