This Week's Headlines

HATA’s annual meeting to head to Dubai, gets AI focus

Members of the Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents (HATA) have unanimously voted for Dubai as the destination for the 45th HATA Annual Overseas...

Archipelago brings Alana brand to Sentul City

Archipelago International has expanded its portfolio in the Bogor Regency area, West Java, with...

South Korea injects Hallyu into its incentives and meetings support

The Korea MICE Bureau has made Hallyu – better known as the Korean culture...

Taiwan extends visa-free scheme for Philippines, Thailand and Brunei

Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) last week announced the extension of its 14-day...

etouches rebrands to Aventri

Global provider of innovative event management software solutions, etouches, has rebranded to Aventri. In addition...

Q&A

A renewed commitment

John O’Sullivan, Tourism Australia’s managing director, shares more details about how the organisation will be using its new bid fund, and how this will help the destination stay ahead of their competitors.

Wrapping corporate incentive experiences in virtual gift boxes

Xoxoday's co-founder Sumit Khandelwal shares how corporate gifting has evolved to feature more strongly unique destination experiences.

Feeding the senses

Tahnya Butterfield, co-founder & chief experience designer of NOSHtrekker, talks to Karen Yue about the fine art of delivering unique destination experiences through food and storytelling

Preparations for the future

Paul Hutton, Hilton’s vice president, operations, South-east Asia, talks to Rachel AJ Lee about key meetings trends and the company's development plans for the region.

Reaching the world in our own backyard

Sophia Chong, assistant executive director of Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), tells Caroline Boey how the city is evolving as an international business events hub and gateway to China

Intelligence

Business travellers around the world feel marginally safer in taxis than in ride-sharing services, according to research commissioned by global travel management company Carlson...
Global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel, and travel commerce platform Travelport, have found that premium economy is the fastest growing cabin segment for...

CWT: Three in 10 business travellers value hotel rewards over safety

Globally, three in 10 business travellers are happy to sacrifice safety for hotel loyalty...

WorldHotels’ reveals three overarching MICE trends for the year

Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE) is an important component of the hospitality and...

A new horizon in hotel sourcing

Hotel sourcing processes are undergoing seismic shifts, discover ACTE Research and HRS in a...

Hong Kong most expensive in APAC for business travel

Hong Kong is now the most expensive location for business travellers, having overtaken Tokyo...

Editor's Pick

A space conundrum

Faced with growing demand for large-scale international events, Taiwan has rolled out various venue development projects to alleviate its shortage of sizeable event spaces.

Over coffee with Jennifer Cronin

Wharf Hotel’s president talks about what to expect from their newest brand campaign, and shares what approach she is taking to ensure both brands – Niccolo and Marco Polo – reach loftier heights.

Bring on the fun

Meeting attendees are increasingly favouring unique programmes that not only check off all items on their business agenda but also feature fun, memorable experiences. Asia’s integrated resorts – packed with convention facilities, restaurants, shopping and entertainment – can easily bring on the fun for any serious business gatherings.

Catch up with Lilian Tawadros

Once drawn to the events industry by visions of endless parties, champagne and pretty dresses, this project manager (incentives) with Arinex Australia soon shed her rose-tinted glasses but fell deeply in love with the business all the same.

Vietnam looks north

China is grabbing more attention from Vietnam’s business events suppliers, as the market continues to feed strong footfalls to various cities across the country.

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