Laguna Phuket baits corporate clients with Food & Music Festival
Laguna Phuket has rolled out corporate packages for its inaugural Food & Music Festival, from March 3 to 5 this year, in hopes of leveraging the public event to add fun elements to corporate gatherings and to demonstrate the integrated resort's varied offerings for business events.
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Adelaide gets high on two alcoholic beverage event wins
While best known for producing around 80 per cent of Australia's wine, Adelaide will soon be the centre of focus for other forms of alcoholic beverages as a result of two association event wins.
South Korea gets ready for a busy year of business events in 2017
South Korea is set to kick off the year with several major international congresses and corporate incentive tours secured from this year to 2024, after reaching a milestone of 17 million inbound tourists last year.
Euromic expands services with two Asian destinations
Euromic, a global provider of DMC services, announced this week that it will expand its network services into Taiwan with Taiwanlook and South Korea with Channel K.
Anantara Hoi An unveils renovated ballroom
The Anantara Hoi An in Vietnam has recently completed renovations of its ballroom.
Wide-ranging issues to be tackled at UFI Open Seminar this month
UFI Open Seminar in Asia, taking place at Suntec Singapore from February 23 and 24, will feature a programme led by various global event industry veterans who will discuss matters ranging from digital disruption to visitor experience.
HK government plans convention centre in Wan Chai
The Hong Kong government has proposed a new convention and exhibition space to be developed in Wan Chai, following a consultancy study that has predicted a shortfall of about 130,000m2 of event space during peak period in the destination by 2028.
Penang hosts 1,251 events in PCEB's first year of operations
Penang hosted 1,251 events with an estimated economic impact of RM808 million (US$182 million) in its CVB's first year of operations in 2016, according to an industry review released by the Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB).
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore makes four senior appointments
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore has appointed Renato De Oliveira as hotel manager, Nicolas Bailet as executive assistant manager for food and beverage, Alicia Lee as director of sales, and Sharul Madi as director of sales – MICE.