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    Second Artyzen in China's 'architecture wonderland'

    Artyzen Hospitality Group (AHG) has signed a second Artyzen Hotel in China in the Sifang Collective, 30 minutes from Nanjing, a site known as an ‘architecture wonderland'.


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    Qantas hops straight to Europe with new Perth-London service

    Qantas Airways will commence non-stop services between Perth and London in March 2018, becoming the first flight to directly connect Australia and Europe.


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    Weak ringgit helps to boost inbound MICE business

    Malaysian inbound MICE players and suppliers have seen a further spike in business due to the weakened ringgit in light of the US election results last month. The currency has fallen nearly seven per cent since November 9, 2016, and today, the ringgit is trading at RM4.43 against the US dollar.


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    Soon-to-open Setia SPICE expected to boost Penang's MICE competitiveness

    More details of Penang's largest convention and exhibition venue has been revealed as its opening draws closer.


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    PCEB lays out its two-year action plan

    The newly formed Penang Convention And Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) has laid out its two-year plan for 2017 and 2018 in a bid to attract more business events to the state.


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    Companies should include mid-level performing staff in travel incentives

    While corporate companies typically reward their top tier performing employees with incentives, they should not neglect the rest of their staff, said David Litteken, vice president, BI Worldwide Asia Pacific, an events and engagement specialist.


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    Anthony Wong recognised by ICCA for his contributions to MICE industry

    Anthony Wong, group managing director of Malaysia-based Asian Overland Services Tourism & Hospitality Group, was presented with ICCA's Moises Shuster award from ICCA president Nina Freysen-Pretorius during the recent 55th ICCA Congress in Kuching, Malaysia.


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    Pacific World answers demand with new exotic destinations

    Pacific World will expand operations to include Mauritius, Turkey and the Dominican Republic as new destinations for their incentive clients for 2017, encouraged by demand for experiential programmes and an expected increase in budgets.


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    Experienced PCOs in Malaysia needed for business events growth: industry experts

    Malaysia's small pool of PCOs may put the destination at a disadvantage in its pursuit of conferences, opined two industry leaders at the BE @ Penang conference which concludes this afternoon.


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    Resistance to change, language barriers slow professionalisation of Japanese, Korean associations

    Language barrier and difficulties in changing mindset have presented hurdles in the professionalisation of associations in Japan and South Korea, respectively, noted industry leaders.


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