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    Sydney Convention Centre appoints director of operations

    THE SYDNEY Convention and Exhibition Centre has appointed Stephen Wood as director of operations.


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    Philippines MICE incentive package on the drawing board

    THE PHILIPPINES – which has not had a major MICE campaign and incentive programme since the early 2000s – is now working on bringing back an arsenal of MICE-friendly measures, to be revealed in the next year or so.


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    Asia not lost on our radar: GBTA

    FOLLOWING yesterday’s revelation that GBTA’s Asian expansion was put on the back burner after the departure of its managing director for Asia-Pacific, GBTA’s chief global development officer, Paul Tilstone, reiterated the organisation’s commitment to bring its Asian plans back on track with the appointment of a replacement soon.


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    AACVB refreshes structure

    THE ASIAN Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus’ (AACVB) approved a revised membership structure on Tuesday to welcome a broader range of members.


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    Gold in Australia

    THE STRONG Australian dollar has triggered more demand for farther destinations and luxury products and experiences in Asia-bound trips.


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    Poland the new Russia

    POLAND is proving to be the new Russia and IT&CMA sellers are making a beeline for the record number of 27 Polish buyers who are present at the show this year.


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    Thai visa hike shocks

    THAILAND has hiked its visa fee for Indian nationals, catching Thai sellers at IT&CMA by surprise while Indian MICE buyers, who are aware of the move, roundly criticise it.


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    New M&I hopes for Samui

    INCREASED direct flights between Koh Samui and Singapore are expected to grease the way for more meeting and incentive traffic from the city-state to the southern Thai island, which draws mostly high-end leisure travellers.


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    Brunei MICE oiled by projects

    NEW government projects in Brunei involving oil drilling, deep-sea hub development and oil refinery are expected to spur corporate travel and meetings to the sultanate.


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    A luxury at IT&CMA

    A LUXURY travel component will be added to IT&CMA from 2012, the year the show celebrates its 20th anniversary.


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