• ARTICLES

    In focus - Forgotten child no more

    ASEAN tourism leaders are finally paying collective attention to the business events sector, reports Xinyi Liang-Pholsena and Marissa Carruthers
     


    In focus | February/March 2017 Read More

    In focus - The sharing economy pickle

    Sharing economy travel providers have come up with business travel tools but why are companies slow to bite? Caroline Boey finds out
     


    In focus | October 2016 Read More

    In focus - What do you bring to the table for corporates?

    Asia-Pacific currently accounts for the largest spend in business travel around the world and we expect the growth to continue.
     


    In focus | October 2016 Read More

    Asia holds up

    Brexit reality has rocked global stock markets and slayed the pound, but Asian BTMICE players are not feeling the pinch yet. By Karen Yue
     


    In focus | August 2016 Read More

    The goldmine that is China’s MICE market

    A 2015 landmark study places the industry’s worth at US$110 billion in 2014, and a double-digit growth has been forecasted. International hotel chains are eager to sink a bite into a larger slice of the pie, reports Caroline Boey
     


    In focus | June 2016 Read More

    Scary hotel mammoths? Not quite

    A robust corporate travel policy and a good spread of hotel partners to keep options flexible will help travel and event managers maintain a balanced relationship with the new mega hotel companies. By Karen Yue
     


    In focus | May 2016 Read More

    A tough courtship still

    Sponsorships are even harder to come by these days, but associations will see greater success by having innovative activities and investing time and effort in building a relationship with sponsors, writes S Puvaneswary
     


    In focus | December 2015/January 2016 Read More

    Echoes in an empty capital

    Myanmar’s new administrative capital, Nay Pyi Taw, has the hardware to support MICE but supply and demand are just not matching up. Greg Lowe reports why hotel groups still want to be there
     


    In focus | September 2015 Read More

    The way of the Dragon

    International associations keen to organise events in China must not only do their homework, they must play by its rules and find a suitable local PCO partner. Caroline Boey finds out more
     


    In focus | August 2015 Read More

    How useful is that loyalty programme?

    Many hotel loyalty programmes today seek to reward both the company and event planner, with perks that can be used for the latter’s own pleasure. But will such incentives tempt the planner to put his own interest first, or worse, keep all the points for himself? Greg Lowe and Caroline Boey find out what’s being done to keep abuse at bay
     


    In focus | June 2015 Read More