Unique Venues

WIN! Return air tickets to Fiji

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | January 30, 2020

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Bangkok welcomes new indoor event space

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | January 30, 2020
BANGKOK – Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok will soon welcome a new, purpose-built indoor event space that will give planners another option to hold their MICE events.

Abu Dhabi’s new Yas Bay Arena is now called Etihad Arena

by Meetings and Conventiosn Asia | January 10, 2020
ABU DHABI – A new mega entertainment venue on Abu Dhabi’s iconic Yas Island – Yas Bay Arena – has been given a fresh name.

Nara Prefectural Convention Center opens in Japan

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | January 07, 2020
TOKYO – Japan will have another top-class venue for meetings and conventions when the highly-anticipated Nara Prefectual Convention Center opens its doors in the Spring of 2020.

Hong Kong Disneyland plays up meetings capabilities

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | December 27, 2019
HONG KONG – Hong Kong Disneyland is going on a charm offensive to attract more MICE planers to hold their events at the self-proclaimed “happiest place on earth”.

Harnessing the power of history with heritage venues

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | December 03, 2019
Mixed-style heritage buildings are rising across Asia and finding a new lease of life as galleries, restaurants and event venues.

K-pop, edgy art galleries offer a unique slice of Seoul

by Naomi Neoh | November 22, 2019
SEOUL – A river cruise on the Hangang River, dining at a K-pop-themed restaurant and a visit to a warehouse turned art gallery are the unique experiences in Seoul being promoted for MICE groups.

How island meetings offer opportunities for business and play

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | November 12, 2019
With idyllic beaches, laid-back resorts and vibrant leisure attractions, it’s easy to make the case for island destinations as ideal venues for corporate meetings and events. 

KTO names 30 ‘unique MICE venues’

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | November 12, 2019
SEOUL – The South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) have announced a list of 30 “unique venues” across the country that can be used to host big events and, at the same time, offer unique cultural experiences.

True Icon Hall opens for business

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | November 05, 2019
BANGKOK – The much-anticipated True Icon Hall has been officially launched in Bangkok on Nov 4, with its grand opening set for four days later.

Galaxy International Convention Center: Asia’s most iconic and advanced MICE destination

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | October 29, 2019
Macau is a destination primed for exponential growth, with a number of new infrastructure and hospitality projects set to drive tremendous tourism and business opportunities. Chief among these: Macau’s highly anticipated event facility, Galaxy International Convention Center (GICC).

Breaking new ground: Galaxy Entertainment Group introduces Galaxy International Convention Center

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | August 28, 2019
Macau is a destination primed for exponential growth, with a number of new infrastructure and hospitality projects set to drive tremendous tourism and business opportunities. Chief among these: Macau’s highly anticipated event facility, Galaxy International Convention Center (GICC).

Weekly Updates

Demolition works begin for Auckland’s SkyCity Convention Centre

AUCKLAND – Three months after a huge fire broke out on the roof of the SkyCity Convention Centre, workers have started demolition works on the US$700 million...

Virus threat hit Asian tourism hard

BEIJING – A deadly virus that has prompted travel restrictions in China is sending shockwaves through Asia’s tourism industry, which has become increasingly...

MICE travellers to bolster RevPar of Bangkok hotels by 2.2%

BANGKOK – Even though hotels in Thailand have registered a 6% drop in revenue per available room (RevPar) in 2019, the prospect of 40 million tourist arrivals...

Hyatt brings meditation, mindfulness to guests with Headspace collaboration

HONG KONG – With wellness becoming an increasingly essential component of any meetings and events recently, the new global wellbeing collaboration between Hyatt...

Hot Ideas

Hotel ride gets royal kickstart in Thai jungle

BANGKOK – Guests at the renowned Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Northern Thailand are in for an exhilarating ride around the Kingdom’s...

Mornington’s Spoils Of Land

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...

5 creative transportation ideas for your next event

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...

Go Off Script In The Korean Demilitarised Zone

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.