Hot Ideas

Exclusivity and privacy for a million

by Patricia Wee | March 30, 2020
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo has launched a four-night, five-day, all-inclusive island rental deal costing US$1million. The You Run Raffles Maldives deal includes Raffles butlers, and an additional ‘deserted island’ that can be transformed into a celebration or adventure space. The resort sits on the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, one of the most remote corners of the Maldives.

On a mission to play

by Naomi Neoh | March 29, 2020
With a diverse base of fans and around the world, Korea’s entertainment culture has become its greatest asset not just in attracting leisure tourists. The South Korean capital Seoul, home to a thriving behemoth entertainment industry, offers groups plenty of unique experiences for MICE groups in the city.

Looking for unique venues? Try booking an island

by Stanley Ho | March 25, 2020
In the highly-competitive industry of meetings and incentives, planners often face the challenge of sourcing for a unique venue that will serve as the bedrock of an unforgettable event experience for your participants.

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.

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