This Week's Headlines

Jeju guns for MICE to improve quality of inbound tourism

Anticipating a challenging year ahead for tourism, against a backdrop of global economic slowdown and geopolitical unrest, Jeju’s tourism authority is looking at inbound...

Inaugural IBTM Asia Pacific powers up with Singapore MICE Forum

IBTM, which will debut its Asia-Pacific edition in Singapore next April, has agreed to...

Accor, HRS forge multi-year partnership for great corporate deals

Hotel solutions provider HRS has signed a new multi-year agreement with hospitality giant Accor,...

Hyatt pledges to reduce single-use plastics across portfolio

Hyatt Hotels has unveiled a series of initiatives to reduce waste at Hyatt brands...

Photo of the day: ICCA gets busy in Xiamen, welcomes new...

ICCA CEO Senthil Gopinath and his team were in Xiamen from November 9-14 to hold the ICCA Global Executives Round Table Conference, the first time ICCA has held a Global Executive meeting in a city outside of its Amsterdam head office.

Q&A

Sourcing at its finest

Christopher Lee, co-founder of Venuexplorer, started out wanting to make life easier for event planners when searching for a venue. Now the executive vice president APAC of HotelPlanner & Meetings.com, Lee shares how his venture has led to an invaluable acquisition, and the rise of unusual event spaces.

A role model for sustainability

Chooleng Goh, general manager of The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok, walks the sustainability talk and flies the sustainability flag high. She shares with Rachel AJ Lee her motivations, next upcoming project, and recent TCEB appointment as sustainability champion.

Connecting the dots

Frustrated with pains in event venue and talent sourcing, Adam Tan decided to provide the solution himself and founded Singapore-based multi-resource platform Effro to connect planners with quality talents and services.

Conquering new horizons

Instead of keeping the brand legacy of Buffalo Tours Asia and Olympus Tours Americas,...

Intelligence

Concerns over personal safety while on the road, as well as frustration that some companies seemingly put self-interests ahead of employee needs, are some...
Events management software company Cvent released the inaugural Asia edition of the Cvent Planner Sourcing Report, in response to growing sourcing volume and MICE...

Amadeus predicts five tech trends for business travel in SE Asia

‘Super apps’, voice-enabled bookings and 5G roll-out will have a significant impact on business...

CWT: Positives outweigh negatives at work when travelling for business

Research by CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, shows that business travellers feel that...

Moderate growth and optimistic industry outlook for 2020: AMEX M&E

Reports of economic and political instability have not dampened the outlook of the meetings...

CWT M&E projects growth in 2020 despite challenging headwinds

CWT Meetings & Events (CWT M&E), the global meetings and events division of CWT,...

Editor's Pick

The South-east Asia Special: Laos

New hotels, rich culture and pristine nature make Laos a rising favourite among incentive groups desiring something unique

The South-east Asia Special: Vietnam

Several Vietnamese cities, especially Danang, are climbing up the ranks, thanks to a huge government effort and various investments

Forward together

Five MICE associations in South-east Asia have taken the first big step forward to build a sustainable business ecosystem.

The South-east Asia Special: Brunei

Brunei’s destination specialists face numerous hurdles in their quest for inbound business events, but they are not giving up.

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