This Week's Headlines

Australia’s emerging cities wriggle through tight big-city competition

Not to be outdone by their metropolitan neighbours, smaller cities in Australia are emerging with unique marketing campaigns and new business event offerings, with...

Auckland pursues new strategies

Auckland's economic growth agency will adopt a new strategic direction in pursuing business events...

Hosted AIME buyer plans to promote Northern Territory cities

Australia's wild and tropical Northern Territory has scored big points with at least one...

New AIME organiser promises a better show

Following backlash from exhibitors about its buyer turnout, upcoming editions of AIME will have...

Four new directors join ACTE’s volunteer leadership

Four new directors have joined the volunteer leadership of the Association of Corporate Travel...

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

According to the Global Business Travel Forecast 2018 published by American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), the outlook for international business travel is generally...
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 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...

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...

Editor's Pick

The draw of major events

Philippine tourism stakeholders are finally realising the benefits of spotlighting high-profile events held in their country.

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

The vice president of global client solutions at US brand experience agency FreemanXP, who recently took on the mantle of chairperson at International Association of Exhibition and Events in November, talks to TTGmice about his passion for the industry, and his goals for the association.

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.

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