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Wharf Hotels names GM for Marco Polo Shenzhen

Wharf Hotels has appointed Stephen Antram as general manager of Marco Polo Shenzhen. Prior to this appointment, Antram was the general manager of Intercontinental Beijing Beichen. The experienced hotelier has over 40 years of knowledge in...

New hotel manager for Hilton Garden Inn hotels in KL

Shane Christopher Ingram has been appointed as hotel manager for Hilton Garden Inn Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman North and Hilton Garden Inn Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman South. Ingram most recently served as director of operations...

First Kempinski-brand hotel in Singapore to open

The first Kempinski in Singapore will be opening its doors to guests for stays from October 1, 2018. Located in the downtown Civic and Cultural District stands the The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, part of...

Longhaul buyers look beyond mainstream Asian destinations

Longhaul demand for Asian incentive holidays is spreading beyond the usual favourites to destinations such as Vietnam and Myanmar, according to buyers at IT&CM Asia. Ben Gosman, managing director of Netherlands-based FreeStyle Incentives, said Vietnam...

Corporate groups look to Japan as a learning destination

A rising number of unique learning opportunities for business groups is stimulating interest in Japan as an international business events destination. Industry officials and corporate buyers at Visit Japan Travel & MICE Mart, held over...

Travel managers come up with solutions to tighten belts

In the face of rising airfares and room costs, travel managers are turning to consolidators and digital tools to tighten corporate travel spend, revealed speakers at the CTW Asia-Pacific Keynote and Forum, part of...

Business events a catalyst to quicken Kamaishi’s recovery

Iwate Prefecture’s Kamaishi, which was devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011, is looking towards the business events market as part of its ongoing recovery. In the port town, where 30...

Agents devise alternative solutions to deal with peso depreciation

As the Philippine currency sinks in value to 54.1 pesos against the greenback – the weakest in nearly 13 years and eight per cent lower than at the start of the year – the...

New 2019 masterplan in the works for Thai cities with MICE potential

Come 2019, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) will launch a new masterplan for several MICE cities in the country to focus more on their designation management, marketing and development. The city profiles of Chiang...

MICE groups do not eschew Japan, still keen to visit

Several Japanese convention and tourism bureaus that participated at last week's IT&CM Asia have reported that there has been a minimal impact from the business events sector despite being on the receiving end of...