This Week's Headlines

Philippines’ MICE sector revs up for recovery

Business events are steadily returning to the Philippines, buoyed by the huge and hungry domestic market, with a smattering of foreign groups. Tourism Promotions Board's...

Balancing business resumption and sustainability is a challenge: CTMs

With borders open and economic recovery a priority, regional corporate travel managers (CTMs) are...

Malaysia Business Events Week 2022 returns end-August

The Meet in Malaysia @ Malaysia Business Events Week (MIM @ MBEW), initiated by...

Four HKTDC events conclude on a successful note

Four major business events in Hong Kong – organised by the Hong Kong Trade...

The Flexi Group becomes largest APAC workspace operator

The Flexi Group is launching as the largest operator of flexible workspaces in Asia-Pacific,...

Q&A

Steven Zhang, CEO of Trip.Biz, and vice president of Trip.com Group, provides an insight into China's domestic corporate travel market behind closed borders, and how the pandemic has brought about a change in customers realising the true value of travel management companies (TMCs)
Andy Sharpe, founder & CEO of global people engagement company SongDivision, strongly believes in the benefits of coming together to create music, and is using it to bring teams together both in-person and virtually

Event Technology

Sprintr strives towards smarter events

Australian event technology curator Sprintr is shifting its focus to smart events – a market the company believes will grow – and away from...

Pico rolls out ExQ Experience Analytics for business events

Pico X, the innovation unit of Pico Group, has expanded the Group’s data services...

Xploria sets out to make virtual world engagements easier for businesses

A seasoned hotelier has joined hands with a digital technology and software creator to...

Jublia advocates digital empowerment for physical events

As the business events industry returns to in-person formats, Singapore-headquartered Jublia – which sets...

Intelligence

Meetings, events, travel and hospitality technology provider Cvent has recently released its Cvent Travel Managers Report which provides in-depth insights into current corporate travel trends...
Global travel prices are predicted to continue to increase in the remaining months of 2022 and throughout 2023, according to the 2023 Global Business...

US tops ICCA’s Destination Performance Index 2021 but China is best...

ICCA's latest Destination Performance Index (DPI) has identified the US as the top performing...

More companies in China are engaging TMCs: Trip.Biz

Trip.com Group's corporate travel arm, Trip.Biz, has released a whitepaper delving into the trends...

Editor's Pick

Eyes on the future

Tight border controls means that Macau is still unable to welcome international events, but stakeholder confidence has not wavered, evident from the massive investments in resort expansions and new meeting hardware.

South Korea plays up multiple appeals in MICE comeback

The removal of many Covid-related restrictions for international visitors in early 2022 has sent events and activities bouncing back into South Korea, noted Kwon Jong Sool, executive director, Korea MICE Bureau.

Lion city roars back to life

Singapore’s business events community has spent the last two years preparing for recovery, and efforts are paying off with a buzzing calendar of international events for 2022 and beyond.

7 ways to beat travel inflation

With spiralling costs but the case for travel strong, Hugh Batley, founder and managing director of business travel management company TruTrip, offers some tried-and-tested suggestions to reduce travel spend.

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