Hot Ideas

Hotel ride gets royal kickstart in Thai jungle

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | December 03, 2019
BANGKOK – Guests at the renowned Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Northern Thailand are in for an exhilarating ride around the Kingdom’s ancient jungle and beyond, after the hotel introduced new, unique transportation – two Royal Enfield Classic 500 sidecars.

Mornington’s Spoils Of Land

by Naomi Neoh | October 05, 2019
Away from the slick sights of Melbourne, the surrounding Victoria region has long provided many alluring day-trip experiences for locals who enjoy its scenic bay beaches and some of the best Australian produce from boutique wineries and growers.

5 creative transportation ideas for your next event

by Matt Alderton | October 01, 2019
ASIA – How individual attendees and groups get from point A to point B during the course of a multi-day meeting is an important, if less heralded, aspect of the event experience. Even a single nightmare cab or bus ride can cast a pall over the entire program.

Go Off Script In The Korean Demilitarised Zone

by Naomi Neoh | July 30, 2019
One of the few remaining enigmas is opening up to tourists with a glimpse into military areas that check the boxes for a bucket-list experience.

Live life uncaged in Fiji

by Naomi Neoh | June 20, 2019
Nature’s unspoiled playground comes alive with bucket-list activities like shark diving and kava making.

Bali Zoo goes excitingly into the night

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | April 23, 2019
A new night programme offers visitors a chance to hand-feed the animals and dine in the wild.

The Beautiful Event

by Jonathan Vatner | January 24, 2019
How top designers create stunning experiences

Enticing planners and attracting events to your city

by S. S. Yoga | December 18, 2018
What can destinations do to entice MICE planners to hold their events there?

The Power of the Welcome Email

by Amy Gitchell | November 06, 2018
For association events, a friendly welcome can make a big impression.

Danang is the new darling

by Naomi Neoh | May 24, 2018
Spurred by global events and investments, this Central Vietnam city attracts incentive groups with its rich history and nature.

How to Use Your Smartphone to Relax

by Matt Alderton | January 23, 2018
Learn how your smartphone can help you unplug (ironically) from the day's stresses.

A Sprinkle of Disney Magic

by Brooke Thio | December 15, 2017
Whether for work or play, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is the place for truly unique, impactful, and hassle-free events.

Weekly Updates

BE @ Penang 2019 gets Asia’s MICE players to think ahead and get innovative

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Renewed handshake for BestCities Global Alliance and GainingEdge

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Fairmont Singapore’s refreshed South Tower now open

SINGAPORE – Fairmont Hotel’s revamped South Tower has reopened following an extensive transformation.

On the Move

CINZ appoints Lisa Hopkins as new CEO

AUCKLAND – Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) has announced the appointment of Lisa Hopkins as its new chief executive. She assumes her post on Feb...

Hospitality veteran Joey Pather joins Galaxy as SVP of MICE Sector

MACAU – Galaxy Entertainment Group has announced the appointment of industry veteran Joey Pather as the senior vice president of MICE Sector.

Tracy Ng named new GM at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore

Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore has tapped Tracy Ng to be its new general manager.

CINZ chief departs after five-year stint

AUCKLAND – Conventions and Incentives New Zealand’s (CINZ) chief executive Sue Sullivan has resigned and will leave the association at the end of November.