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    SMX grows hardware reach in the Philippines

    PHILIPPINES’ SMX Convention Specialist Corp is strengthening its position in the international business events market with hardware expansion in Manila and Davao


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    Macau sees decline in Singaporean travellers

    MACAU has taken a beating from regional competition for leisure travellers from Singapore, registering a 7.1 per cent dip in arrivals in January and February over the same period last year.


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    Macau to get Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott hotels

    MARRIOTT International has signed a deal with Galaxy Entertainment Group to manage the first-ever all-suite Ritz-Carlton and the world’s largest JW Marriott hotel in Macau.


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    SACEOS guns for wider membership base

    THE SINGAPORE Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS) has opened its membership to trade individuals and students in a bid to reach out to a larger pool of current and future trade practitioners.


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    Sri Lanka in danger of pricing itself out of market

    SRI Lanka, where hotel rates have more than doubled in the past three years, is in danger of pricing itself out of the convention and corporate travel market, travel industry officials say.


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    Starwood offers rebates on meetings

    STARWOOD Asia Pacific Hotels & Resorts is celebrating the relaunch of its meetings website, StarwoodMeetings.com, by offering a five per cent rebate for meetings held at participating properties across Asia-Pacific.


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    Chinese MICE boom in Switzerland

    SWITZERLAND registered a 50 per cent rise in Chinese arrivals between January and February, while its second most populous city, Geneva, saw a 37.2 per cent increase over the same period.


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    HRG Nepal launched to tap burgeoning business travel segment

    NEPAL’S stabilising politics and better tourism infrastructure have fuelled a rising demand for corporate travel to the country, said the chief of the newly minted Hogg Robinson Group (HRG) Nepal.


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    Indonesia outlines plans to grow special tourism sectors

    THE INDONESIAN Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is developing its special interest tourism portfolio, focusing on six sectors: cruise; culinary; golf and sports; spa and wellness; shopping; and diving and marine tourism.


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    New B2B website targets event planners in China

    MICEMonkey, a travel technology firm in Shanghai, has launched a new MICE-dedicated B2B website, MICE123.com, for the Chinese market.


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