This Week's Headlines

Cisco Live’s conference pull-out keenly felt by Melbourne

Cisco Live’s cancellation of its 8,500-pax conference in Melbourne will have a ripple effect on the city’s economy, and is one of the latest...

MyCEB extends subvention programme for another year

The Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) has extended its subvention programme for another...

Two major Singapore-bound tradeshows postponed

Reed Travel Exhibitions has postponed two of its events in Singapore, the inaugural edition...

HotelPlanner acquires EventConnect.com; expands APAC reach

Global online hotel reservations services HotelPlanner has acquired Australia-based online venue marketplace EventConnect.com for a seven-figure...

Photo of the day: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre reinforces ties with...

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) is working to build on its long-standing...

Q&A

Tough times don’t last, tough people do

China’s extended Chinese New Year break, imposed because of the Covid-19 outbreak, ended on February 9. Liu Ping, founder and CEO of China Star, and SITE international board director, relates how life still has to go on amid a bad situation

Funding the future

On its 15th anniversary, Singapore-based MICE Matters set up a foundation worth S$250,000, the bulk of which will go towards bursaries for students at local polytechnics taking up courses in travel and hospitality. Its director, Melvyn Nonis, believes that investments in MICE education are always worth it.

Beyond the plastic straw

In an age of increased awareness, travellers across the globe understand the need to be more eco-friendly and sustainable. But for a large hotel chain, introducing a change isn't simple, as there are many factors to consider. Paul Hutton, vice president, operations, Hilton in South-east Asia, reveals how he is working towards shaping a more environmentally-friendly future for the industry

Shifting the MICE gear up a notch

As Japan’s most southern island chain continues its tourism boom, Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau MICE director, Kimiyo Uechi, delves into how much its incentive business has grown, and relays plans on how to capture more meetings moving forward

Intelligence

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has released the latest edition of its flagship Global Barometer research. Notably, the report confirms strong industry...
The Air Monitor 2020 – published by American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) – predicts that political and economic uncertainty across the globe will...

Homelife deterioration and pressure on colleagues are top of business travellers’...

An independent research commissioned by CWT has revealed that homelife deterioration and pressure on...

APAC business travellers put personal safety above all else: SAP Concur

Concerns over personal safety while on the road, as well as frustration that some...

MICE opportunities abound in Asia: Cvent report

Events management software company Cvent released the inaugural Asia edition of the Cvent Planner...

Amadeus predicts five tech trends for business travel in SE Asia

‘Super apps’, voice-enabled bookings and 5G roll-out will have a significant impact on business...

Editor's Pick

Mario Hardy: A precise juggle

The Pacific Asia Travel Association serves an exciting industry which is growing despite a challenging global landscape, but it has many key tasks to tackle, from driving tourism to lesser-known destinations and encouraging sustainable processes to engaging next-gen professionals, its CEO tells all.

Trends to watch

Sector specialists shares with TTGmice what they are keeping their eye on in 2020

Asian appetite

The outlook for outbound MICE is a mixed bag of market projections, with Indonesia, the Philippines and China corporates still keen on longhaul destinations while others are less enthusiastic

Outlook 2020

Regional specialists in business travel and events are confident of riding out the stormy global economy to come up hale and hearty

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