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Australian government grants multi-million dollar bid fund

Australia’s multi-billion dollar business events industry has received a huge boost with the creation of a national bid fund, making A$12 million (US$9.5 million)...

Pacific World and ACCESS reveal top Asian destinations for the year

China, Hong Kong and Indonesia have emerged as top Asian destinations in the 2018...

The fire is out for Madrid Fusion Manila this year

Originally planned for April, the fourth year of premier gastronomic event Madrid Fusion Manila...

Qantas, STB and Changi airport in tripartite marketing push for Singapore

Qantas, Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Changi Airport Group (CAG) have announced a S$5...

Argentina intensifies partnership with IT&CM China 2018

Destination Argentina, fronted by the National Institute of Tourism Promotion, Argentina (INPROTUR), returns to...


Simplicity wins the game

Emmanuel Ebray, HRS Global Hotel Solutions' managing director for South-east Asia and South Korea, tells Karen Yue that for South-east Asian planners holding out for the Meetago solution, it is a case of good things come to those who wait

Dining variety is the spice of life

There may only be just three restaurants at Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort, but Saranga Pathiranage, F&B manager, tells Karen Yue that he and his team can craft many different dining experiences with the power of creativity and flexibility.

Business events steer course for cruises

More meeting and incentive groups are coming on board for corporate events on cruises. Royal Caribbean’s managing director for Asia Pacific, Sean Treacy, tells Pamela Chow how his company is catering to this growing segment

Building for the future

Shailesh Pallipuram, InterContinental Hotels Group's (IHG) vice president sales & marketing, South East Asia & Korea tells Rachel AJ Lee how the Crowne Plazas and InterContinentals are staying relevant to better handle meetings of the future

Myanmar, a jewel in the rough for MICE

Julian Ryall catches up with Phillip Couvaras, who joined Sule Shangri-La, Yangon as general manager in June, and takes on the additional role of Myanmar area general manager, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. Couvaras reviews Myanmar's readiness for business events


According to the Global Business Travel Forecast 2018 published by American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), the outlook for international business travel is generally...
Despite a slowdown in its economic growth, China is already the biggest business travel market in the world with total spend expected to reach...

Low exhibitor advocacy a key bugbear: UFI

Low exhibitor advocacy is one of the biggest challenges facing the industry globally, according...

APAC business travellers most worried about safety and security: CWT

In a recent reserach, Carlson Wagonlit Travel found that while more than one-third (37...

New research calls travel managers to take traveller-considerate approach

Spurred by new norms of hyper-connectivity, on-demand services, greater personalisation and always-on support, business...

AMEX report forecasts increased industry confidence and competition moving forward

The meetings & events industry can be optimistic about growth prospects next year, driven...

Editor's Pick

Sam Li

Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s meeting & events division has appointed Sam Li as general manager for China, placing in his hands a team of meetings and events specialists across the company’s five offices in China

Quality over quantity

Osaka, already on the map for big delegations, now wants to be top-of-mind for corporate elites with bleisure spending potential.

Breaking the mould

As more companies seek impressive event backdrops, Hong Kong planners are pushed to show that the city has more than just meeting hotels and skyscraper-studded skylines.

Hyderabad keeps soaring

Good infrastructure, presence of MNCs plus a supportive CVB and state government have placed the Indian city in the favour of planners.

The draw of major events

Philippine tourism stakeholders are finally realising the benefits of spotlighting high-profile events held in their country.

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