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Sri Lankan government elections not keeping business travellers away

When Sri Lanka holds her largest ever government election on February 10, tourist arrivals – unlike in the recent past – will not be...

Johor Bahru gets new indoor theme park

A new indoor theme park – said to be the largest in Malaysia –...

CWT Meetings & Events appoints China GM

CWT Meetings & Events, Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s meeting & events division, has appointed Sam...

New Crowne Plaza Auckland packages puts fun into meeting downtimes

The 352-room Crowne Plaza Auckland has launched three new packages – Mostly Energised, Mostly...

China suspends Marriott’s website over geography gaffe

Marriott recently caused an outrage in China when it was discovered that it had...

Q&A

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...

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

Honing in on South Korea

Wyndham Hotel Group launched four hotels in South Korea this year, three of which are in Jeju. David Wray, vice president, development & acquisitions for the company's South East Asia and Pacific Rim operations, tells Karen Yue why

Intelligence

Low exhibitor advocacy is one of the biggest challenges facing the industry globally, according to a report released by UFI The Global Association of...
In a recent reserach, Carlson Wagonlit Travel found that while more than one-third (37 per cent) of European travellers are concerned about safety and...

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...

Global business travellers identify top challenges on the road

Time spent in transit is the most challenging aspect of business travel, according a...

Delegate health at events growing in priority: IACC survey

IACC has released its Trends in Nutrition & Delegate Wellbeing survey report, and results reveal...

Editor's Pick

Daniel McKinnon

Why did you first joined the industry and what has made you stay? I got a job as a legislative assistant for a US senator...

All’s good in Macau

Subvention support, new venues and hotels, and a focus on international association meetings are boosting Macau’s business events performance.

No better time than now

The destination is raring to go as its business events centre continues to mature with an alliance to oil the planning gears, and a robust track record for hosting large-scale meetings.

Expert Advice: Women in the business

Human resource veteran, Andrew Chan, founder/CEO of ACI HR Solutions, tackles five common career concerns among women in the business of hospitality and events

No gender barriers

These ladies demonstrate simply that capability earns recognition

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