Seeking for fun
It’s always fun to chat with the boisterous MICE head of Mumbai’s Mercury Travels, Augustine Barretto, who once told me that Indian incentive travellers were just like children-easily drawn to all things fun.
Get a radioactive glow from your trip
Have you heard that the infamous Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine will soon become a tourist attraction?
Thailand picks Ayuthaya for World Expo bid
THE THAI cabinet yesterday appointed Ayuthaya as the host city in the country’s bid to host the World Expo 2020.
Three hotels planned for Bangkok’s IMPACT
A SECOND hotel, an ibis property, is being developed at the IMPACT Muang Thong Thani Exhibition and Convention Centre, located on the outskirts of Bangkok.
TICA to launch incentive fam trips
THAILAND Incentive and Convention Association (TICA) will be organising four incentive fam trips for corporate meeting planners, incentive houses and travel agents from Singapore, Australia, South Korea and the US to emphasise the country’s potential as a destination for business events.
NTCM organises first-ever luxury tourism fair
THE NATIONAL Tourism Council Malaysia (NTCM) will hold its inaugural B2C luxury tourism fair from May 20 to 22 in Kuala Lumpur.
Batam gets new resort brand
KOP Hotels & Resorts, which has most of its properties in Europe, will debut its upscale, family-friendly Montigo Resorts brand in Batam this year with the opening of the Montigo Resorts Nongsa on November 11.
IT&CM China to anchor inaugural Shanghai Business Events Week
THIS year’s IT&CM China will be the keystone event of the first-ever Shanghai Business Events Week, launched by the Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration (SMTA).
Business travellers go mobile for hotel bookings
MORE than half of business customers now use mobile technology to search for and book hotels, indicating a rapid increase in its relevance for the corporate travel sector.
Central Java gets new hotel group targeting business travellers
DAFAM Hotels & Resorts last Friday held the grand opening of its first two properties, Hotel Dafam Semarang and Hotel Marlin Pekalongan, marking the entry of the first Central Java-based chain.