Outrigger Laguna Phuket to open new meetings and events centre in January

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | October 15, 2019
PHUKET – Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort has announced that it will open a new meeting and events centre in January 2020.

Meet and be rewarded at Sheraton Grand Danang Resort

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | October 08, 2019
DANANG – Looking for an ideal destination resort for conferences, special events and weddings? The Sheraton Grand Danang Resort is as close to perfection as planners can find.

New tax policy a boon to India’s MICE, wedding industries

by Stanley Ho | October 08, 2019
NEW DELHI – India’s MICE and wedding industries have received a huge boost following the government’s recent announcement to cut rates on hotel tariffs.

Hotel data firm STR sold to CoStar Group for US$450m

by Kevin May | October 04, 2019
NEW YORK – Real estate analytics group CoStar has paid US$450 million to acquire STR, formerly Smith Travel Research.

5 green hotels in Singapore

by Matt Alderton | October 04, 2019
SINGAPORE – Singapore is a small place with big ideas. Measuring just 17 miles long and 31 miles wide, the Southeast Asia city-state packs 5.6 million people into its tiny footprint. And yet, it mostly lacks the urban irritants that plague other big cities, like poor air quality, crumbling infrastructure and out-of-control congestion. That’s thanks to innovative policies and planning that have made Singapore a living laboratory for future-focused development.

Dusit International’s new Changzhou hotel boasts comprehensive MICE facilities

by Stanley Ho | October 01, 2019
CHANGZHOU – Dusit International has announced the opening of its third hotel in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, as the Thai hotelier group marches on in its China expansion.

Conrad to make Malaysia debut with 544-room Conrad Kuala Lumpur

by Stanley Ho | October 01, 2019
KUALA LUMPUR – Hilton is set to launch its global luxury brand, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, in Malaysia with the building of a new 544-room hotel in the heart of the capital Kuala Lumpur.

Radisson joins New Zealand’s booming tourism scene

by Naomi Neoh | September 27, 2019
QUEENSTOWN – New Zealand’s growing hotel market will see the entrance of four new properties under the Radisson Hotel Group from 2021 on South Island.

Vietnam’s first Holiday Inn offers ample meetings and events spaces

by Lee Xin Hui | September 24, 2019
HO CHI MINH CITY – Vietnam’s first Holiday Inn hotel has recently opened in Ho Chin Minh City, offering one of the largest meeting and event spaces in the city.

Amari Jomtien Pattaya to be new MICE player in Eastern Thailand

by Stanley Ho | September 24, 2019
BANGKOK – There will be a new MICE player in Eastern Thailand from 2024, after leading hotel management company ONYX Hospitality Group announced a new property in Pattaya.

Planners alert! Just US$100 per night for 5-star luxury retreat in Dominica

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | September 20, 2019
DOMINICA – In celebration of its grand opening on Oct 14, Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica is inviting meeting and incentive planners to experience this all-new, five-star luxury Caribbean retreat with an exclusive offer.

Marriott’s Ramesh Daryanani shares tips on creative meetings

by Natalie Joy Lee | September 17, 2019
SINGAPORE – In his 12 years with Marriott International, vice president global sales Asia Pacific Ramesh Daryanani has seen his fair share of the meetings industry’s evolving needs.

Weekly Updates

Broke United Nations order cuts to travel and meetings

NEW YORK – Amidst its worst cash crisis in nearly a decade, the United Nations has ordered a slew of emergency measures that “will affect working conditions and...

Northstar Travel Group acquires CAT Media

LONDON – Northstar Travel Group is extending its breadth and depth in service of supporting the global meetings industry with the latest acquisition of UK...

Northstar Travel Group acquires UK-based Buying Business Travel Media

LONDON – Northstar Travel Group has expanded the geographic reach of its industry-leading Business Travel News with the acquisition of London-based Buying...

TaiNEX 2 opens on a high

The Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 2 (TaiNEX 2) officially opened on March 4

Wellness Tips

How to stay healthy while travelling for business

NEW YORK – Anyone in the meetings industry knows that the luxuries of travel also come with the struggles of eating well. But being on the road or in the air...

Eat. Pray. Meet.

Pier One Sydney Harbour collaborates with lululemon to introduce mindfulness-themed meeting package.

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Connecting the dots between nights away from home and mental health.

How to Keep Meeting Attendees Healthy in 2018

Learn how to put your meetings on the cutting edge of health and wellness this year.