This Week's Headlines

TTG Travel Awards’ 31st edition celebrates 41 top achievers

Following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the annual TTG Travel Awards returned yesterday evening with its 31st edition that commemorated 41 exceptional...

Japan removes visa and arrival cap, welcomes individual tourists once again

Japan will resume visa-free entry for individual travellers from October 11, announced prime minister...

TCEB encourages organisers to give new MICE cities a chance

Thailand’s 10 MICE Cities are all geared up to host both domestic and international...

Greater Mekong Subregion prioritises sustainable tourism

In order to secure a solid tourism rebound and stimulate the Greater Mekong Subregion...

Incentive travel interest in Japan soars with reopening hopes

Incentive travel to Japan, particularly from Asia, is showing signs of rebound, buoyed by...

Q&A

Sherona Shng, regional vice president, operations Asia, and managing director at The Langham Hong Kong, believes that hiring and staff retention requires a different approach today.
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)

Event Technology

EventX acquires Toasty to enhance growth strategy in Asia

EventX, an Asian-focused event SaaS company providing event technology and event management solutions for businesses, has acquired Toasty, a meeting platform that helps engage...

Sprintr strives towards smarter events

Australian event technology curator Sprintr is shifting its focus to smart events – a...

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...

Intelligence

The global business travel industry is on its way toward full recovery to 2019 pre-pandemic spending levels of US$1.4 trillion, but recovery has hit...
Embracing digital transformation, hybrid events, sustainability, and new technology such as metaverse and data analytics are top-of-mind items to invest in for businesses, a...

Technology tops CTMs’ agenda, TMCs remain relevant in new business travel...

Business travel and the role of the travel manager have both changed significantly during...

APAC business travel market experiences significant resurgence: Cvent

Meetings, events, travel and hospitality technology provider Cvent has recently released its Cvent Travel Managers...

Editor's Pick

Stronger times

The tide is turning for the business events sector, with strong pent-up demand for meetings lifting bookings for hotels.

Eyes on new frontiers

The Gold Coast's industry stakeholders directed their focus during the pandemic to improve their offerings, promising even seasoned visitors an experience that will surprise.

Catch up with Zahira Tahir

Founder and CEO of Universal Holidays Travel and Tourism, Zahira Tahir, shares the highs and lows of her esteemed career.

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.

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