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Accor brings Novotel brand to Melbourne

Accor's midscale Novotel brand has emerged in Melbourne with the opening of Novotel Melbourne Preston, following an extensive refurbishment and rebrand of an existing property. Event organisers will find 16 function spaces within the property...

Malaysian hoteliers report uptick in interest from Singapore corporates

Corporate bookings and enquiries from Singapore are going strong, Malaysian hoteliers indicate, buoyed by the ease in travel regulations, as well as the strong Singapore dollar. The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi director of sales and marketing, Zulkifli Rahman,...

London tops GainingEdge’s international association leadership rankings

Global convention industry consulting firm GainingEdge recently unveiled its second annual report on Leveraging Intellectual Capital of convention destinations, where London topped the destination rankings in terms of the strength of its international association...

Myanmar reopens e-visas to tourists

After a two-year hiatus, Myanmar resumed the acceptance of tourist e-visa applications on May 20. At this initial phase of reopening, Myanmar will maintain pandemic protocols including vaccine certification, PCR testing and local medical insurance...

Bahrain takes MICE approach in tourism ambitions

Bahrain has her eyes firmly set on key Asian markets as part of her tourism recovery plans – and with the Middle East’s largest conference centre slated to open there, the kingdom is hoping...

STB celebrates 17 MICE organisations in awards ceremony

A total of 17 business events organisations were recognised at the Singapore Tourism Awards 2022 yesterday for demonstrating resilience, innovation and service excellence amid the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. Organised by the Singapore Tourism...

Speciality & Fine Food Asia organises mega F&B tradeshow in June

Speciality & Fine Food Asia (SFFA), organised by Montgomery Asia, will return to Singapore from June 22-24, 2022. SFFA will occupy nearly 6,2000m2 of Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre and is expected to host...

Nosh on farm-to-plate oysters with Sydney Oyster Farm Tours

Located in the pristine waters of the Hawkesbury River – a 45-minute drive from Sydney CBD – is an opportunity for corporate groups to learn more about oysters, their farming methods, as well as...

New chef joins The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali team

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali, has appointed chef Matthias Mittnacht to lead its culinary team. Mittnacht will take on the role of executive chef, and will also oversee the catering services for the Bali...

Days of catching helium balloons

While Hilton has braced its team for a rapid tourism rebound once the conditions are right, the pace of recovery today in some parts of Asia-Pacific has come as a surprise, which Ben George, senior vice president & commercial director for the region, likens to catching a helium balloon