Priority Pass gains more corporate adoption, expands lounge network
UK-based Collinson Group has seen recent success with corporate take-ups for its Priority Pass worldwide airport lounge membership programme, most of which are from clients in the oil and gas, education, telecommunications and pharmaceutical sectors.
Business objectives drive Chinese events to farther lands
Chinese demand for European destinations for meetings and incentive programmes is strong this year with DMCs and CVBs reporting growth rates as high as triple digits despite a less buoyant Chinese economy.
No draw in China's 144hr visa-free deal: buyers
IT&CM China buyers from Europe, the Middle East and North America say China's introduction of 144 hours of visa-free entry to Shanghai and the Yangtze River Delta is not working and the Chinese authorities should do more to streamline its implementation.
Bintan Resorts, Sriwijaya Air to drive business, leisure volume into Bintan
Bintan Resorts and Sriwijaya Air have signed an MoU to jointly promote the destination, and are looking into developing a multi-destination concept connecting the resorts with Jogjakarta, Bali and Manado.
Resorts World Genting to host 5,000-strong APLIC this May
Around 5,000 life insurance practitioners from 13 countries in the Asia Pacific are expected to attend the 16th Asia Pacific Life Insurance Congress (APLIC) 2017 at Resorts World Genting.
Cheaper Chinese cities gain Malaysian favour
More Malaysian event houses are building incentive programmes in China around cheaper second- and third-tier cities, especially those served by budget carriers, in a bid to maximise budgets as a result of a weakened ringgit.
NECC spurs exhibition growth
Shanghai's National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC), which opened officially in June 2015, is set to strengthen the Chinese city's standing as a top exhibition and business travel destination.
Panacea goes full-steam ahead in business events push
In the last quarter of 2016, luxury villa estate Panacea Koh Samui started focusing intently at the business events segment, and has made efforts via appointing sales reps, as well as conducting media briefings in target markets.
Wyndham Garden brand lands in Bali
The 155-room Wyndham Garden Kuta Beach Bali, previously known as The Kuta Playa Hotel & Villas, has opened across from Kuta Beach on Jalan Pantai Kuta.
[Q&A] Deeper security, medical reaches
Juliana Gim, managing director, Singapore at International SOS, tells Karen Yue how her company is far more than just a solution provider for organisations during a travel crisis