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    Okinawan MICE sellers fret over Senkaku Islands tussle

    POLITICAL tensions between Japan and China over the ownership of Senkaku Islands in Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture have put some Okinawan MICE sellers at the edge of their seats, as China is one of the destination’s key tourism source markets due to direct air access and proximity.


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    Okinawa looks to offer more unique venues

    THE MICE bureau of Okinawa, Japan has set in motion plans to grow the destination’s pool of unique venues for business events, following its success last year in getting the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium to open its famous Kuroshio Sea gallery for private functions.


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    India, Middle East on Okinawa’s radar

    THE OKINAWA Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB) has kicked off market research on India and the Middle East, in hopes of eventually grooming these into key MICE and leisure tourism sources.


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    Hilton Chennai dishes out meeting promotions

    THE 204-key Hilton Chennai, India has rolled out a meeting deal for US$50 (excluding taxes) per delegate.


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    InterContinental Asiana Saigon celebrates anniversary with meeting deal

    A RESIDENTIAL meeting package priced from US$149 per person per roomnight is being offered by InterContinental Asiana Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam as part of its third anniversary celebration.


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    Berjaya Times Square to beef up function room inventory

    BERJAYA Times Square Hotel in Kuala Lumpur will add a new junior ballroom to its current collection of event spaces by November 1 in a bid to cope with growing demand from corporate event planners.


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    Globalindo keen to develop Hindu events

    GLOBALINDO Holidays Indonesia is planning to create a series of religious conferences and events in Indonesia that will target India’s large Hindu population.


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    Singex chief elected to AIPC Board of Directors

    THE INTERNATIONAL Association of Congress Centres (AIPC) has elected Aloysius Arlando, CEO of Singex Group, to its Board of Directors.


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    Refreshed Sofitel Plaza Hanoi offers new corporate deals

    FOLLOWING the completion of its extensive renovations in April, the 317-room Sofitel Plaza Hanoi, Vietnam has launched two corporate promotions to capture stronger interest from event planners.


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    The PuLi rolls out meeting promotions

    THE PULI Hotel and Spa in Shanghai is offering promotional meeting deals for events held between now and December 31.


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