• September 2017

    September 2017

    Understanding our purpose

    At the start of this year, I wrote in this very column about the lack of attention to business events at both the ASEAN Tourism Forum and its B2B exhibition TRAVEX.

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    Tasty meals on wheels

    Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral has become the first hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to operate its own food truck.

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    Wanda opens fifth hotel cluster in Harbin

    Wanda Hotels & Resorts has opened the Harbin Wanda City – comprising 252-room Wanda Vista Harbin, 395-room Wanda Realm Resort Harbin and 415-room Crowne Plaza Harbin Songbei.

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    New convention hall rises in Bekasi

    The Harris Convention Hall Summarecon Bekasi has recently opened, adding a new events venue to Bekasi in eastern Jakarta.

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    Tokyo’s Drum Tao marches to new beat with Mangekyo debut

    Japanese drum and dance ensemble Drum Tao, JTB Communication Design and Shinagawa Prince Hotel, Tokyo have joined hands to produce a new non-verbal performance.

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    Le Méridien makes South Korean debut

    Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts is due to open its first South Korean property this month, a 336-key hotel in Bongeunsa-ro, one of Gangnam’s major thoroughfares.

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    AirAsia makes its easier for corporates to book

    AirAsia has launched MyCorporate, a suite of products for business travellers that consists of three bundle options – Fare Only, Corporate Lite and Corporate Full Flex.

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    Teams rock Sydney Harbour Bridge

    Rock and Roll Team Building, BridgeClimb and Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney have created a unique teambuilding programme, aptly titled, Rock the Bridge.

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    In the pipeline

    Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has signed a management contract for the new Mandarin Oriental Melbourne, which will have 196 keys along with a variety of meeting spaces, an all-day restaurant and a bar with a landscaped roof terrace.

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    Event planners urged to engage on digital and physical level

    Speakers at the Singapore MICE Forum in July cautioned that simply adopting digital services is no longer enough to build a successful and standout event.

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    Malaysia gets its first business events alliance

    In partnership with key industry partners in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre precinct, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) has established the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Business Events Alliance (KLCC BEA) to drive business events to the destination.

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    PCMA buys ICESAP to develop Asia Pacific agencies

    US-based Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has acquired Singapore-based Incentive, Conference & Event Society Asia Pacific (ICESAP).

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    Large corporate events now on waitlist: JNTO

    A slew of large incentive groups booked into the main cities of Japan leading up to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, Japan’s brisk leisure travel business and tendency for quality merchants to run small outfits, have made it increasingly challenging for the destination to confirm current enquiries.

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    Korean expo to highlight traditional medicine, local biotech industries

    Jecheon in central South Korea will host the World Korean Medicine-Bio Industry Expo this month.

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    New focus for K&A enables it to take on incentive programmes

    Leading Taiwan PCO K&A International is turning its focus to build up its DMC arm to promote incentives and is tapping a network of established partners in the region.

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