Intelligence

Hybrid meetings the way forward for APAC’s MICE: AMEX GBT

According to the 2021 Global Meetings and Events Forecast from American Express Meetings & Events, a division of American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), hybrid meetings are the first step in the return of...

Half of APEC’s planners keen on in-person meetings

Half of APEC's (Asia Pacific excluding China) meeting planners surveyed by Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s travel programme, are planning to continue with offline events as businesses adapt to the new normal. However, there is a...

Corporate travel segment demonstrates slow and steady rebound: FCM

Fifty per cent of organisations have begun travelling again, but with stipulations, according to the third phase of the State of the Market survey by FCM Travel Solutions. Conducted by FCM’s consulting arm 4th Dimension (4D),...

Live events preferred but online content poses competition: UFI, Explori study

An ongoing Global Recovery Project research conducted by Explori, UFI and the Society for Independent Show Organizers has found an overwhelming preference for face-to-face events, with opportunities for networking regarded as being the strongest...

APAC business travellers prioritise personal safety over business needs: SAP Concur

According to new research commissioned by SAP Concur in May-June 2020, travel will continue to play an irreplaceable role in meeting critical business needs. However, travellers’ health and safety, and a new era of...

Many event planners choose to stay closer to home for business events: latest PCMA...

Planners are struggling to budget for hybrid events as they try to find the balance between taking an event online and managing face-to-face attendee’s expectations, and 61% of planners and 47% of suppliers are...

Frequent travellers ready to fly: Collinson Priority Pass survey

The coronavirus pandemic has brought global travel to a halt, but nearly three in four frequent flyers (71%) are ready to return to travel either immediately or within the next three to six months,...

Manual processes cause an estimated productivity loss of US$21.5 billion in APAC: SAP Concur

A new SAP Concur-commissioned study revealed that the potential economic loss across Asia-Pacific due to inefficient finance and administrative processes could amount to US$21.5 billion. The survey, entitled Finance in the New World of Work,...

Asia and EMEA to lead recovery of business travel sector: FCM Travel Solutions

A majority of organisations will take a phased approach to resuming domestic and international business travel over the next 12 months, with Asia and EMEA leading the charge. This is according to a State of...

94% of NZ companies keen to meet in next 18 months: Tourism New Zealand

New Zealanders are optimistic and keen to get back to the meeting room, with face-to-face events remaining more important than ever, according to new research conducted on the business events sector for Tourism New...