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No fret for Asian MICE, tourism players despite slowing global economy, say experts

The global economy is in a challenging state, faced with the threat of ‘slowbalisation’, where the world is turning against globalisation, and rising geopolitical risks, according to Andrew Staples, global editorial director of the Economist Corporate Network, The Economist Intelligence Unit, who spoke at the inaugural SG Tourism Leaders Engagement Series last Tuesday.

SACEOS, STB, WeChat collaborate on programme to better engage Chinese MICE travellers

On November 10, the Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS), Singapore Tourism Board (STB), and WeChat came together to launch the MeetSG WeChat Mini Program (MeetSG) at the Suntec Convention...

Melbourne hots up for Malaysian incentive groups

Melbourne is seeing a spike in incentive groups from Malaysia, and significantly more itineraries are venturing beyond the city for experiences, according to data from the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB). Much of the growth can...

MICE opportunities abound in Asia: Cvent report

Events management software company Cvent released the inaugural Asia edition of the Cvent Planner Sourcing Report, in response to growing sourcing volume and MICE activity in the region. “Asia continues to grow in popularity as...

Patrick Imbardelli elected to YPO Board of Directors

Patrick Imbardelli, chairman of the board of international hospitality company Next Story Group, has been elected to the YPO – a global leadership community of chief executives with approximately 28,000 members in more than...

New mega conference venue joins Phuket’s function portfolio

Angsana Laguna Phuket, located at the Angsana Laguna Phuket resort complex in Thailand, has unveiled a brand new, 1,500m2 multipurpose space. Named the Angsana Convention and Exhibition Space (ACES), for theatre-style seating, ACES can accommodate up...

Ritz-Carlton opens in Pune

A second Ritz-Carlton has risen in India, in the heart of Pune's – a city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra – downtown and across the road from the Poona Golf Club. The hotel...

Veranita Yosephine Sinaga gets in hot seat at AirAsia Indonesia

Veranita Yosephine Sinaga has been appointed as CEO of AirAsia Indonesia, taking over from Dendy Kurniawan with immediate effect. In her new role, Veranita will be responsible for the company’s airline operations in Indonesia, working...

Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown names DOSM

Rosidah Abdullah has been appointed director of sales & marketing at the soon-to-open Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown in Malaysia. In her new role, Abdullah will head the hotel’s sales, marketing, events, revenue...

New GM named for Radisson Blu Resort Cam Ranh Bay

Peter Tichy has been appointed opening general manager for the Radisson Blu Resort Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam. With more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Tichy has previously managed four of...