This Week's Headlines

Philippines takes a more serious, strategic look at business events

The Philippines’ first business events roadmap will be unveiled in mid-December to address issues impeding its growth and challenges in positioning the country as...

More efforts to bring business events to Dubai

Dubai Business Events, the convention bureau for Dubai, has revealed numerous strategies aimed at...

Dubai sees stronger incentive demand from Indonesia, Singapore

Outbound business event agents from Indonesia and Singapore are reporting a growing demand for...

Indonesia to host major ASEAN MICE show next year

Indonesia will play host to the first B2B travel mart specialised in South-east Asian...

Beyond Asia: Under Canvas Mount Rushmore, The Principal London, and 2019...

Here’s TTGmice’s weekly round up of MICE developments outside of Asia.

Q&A

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

A test of manpower for Macau

Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM)'s executive director, Irene Lau, tells Prudence Lui...

Faith in the future

Two decision makers from Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group talk about their latest property developments...

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

Over coffee with Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya

The new president of the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) talks about how business events is not part of tourism and how it can ensure inclusive growth for all in the Kingdom

One minute with Chikako Shimizu

Chikako Shimizu has joined the new Andaz Singapore as its director of operations, moving from Grand Hyatt Singapore where she was executive assistant manager

Taipei’s new direction

Faced with dwindling arrivals from China, Taipei targets South-east Asian corporates with rewards, refurbished halls and new venues.

Singapore – a specialised events city

Tiny Singapore may be running out of space for expanding, massive tradeshows, but industry experts believe that the city-state can benefit from its position as a hub for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The tide of change is coming for Hua Hin

The Thai resort town of Hua Hin is all primed for MICE business, but what it lacks is direct international flight access and stronger promotion.

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