Weekly Updates on MICE Industry

Tracy Ng named new GM at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | November 20, 2019
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore has tapped Tracy Ng to be its new general manager.

Business travellers rather fill a cavity than an expense report: survey

by S. S. Yoga | November 19, 2019
Business travel can be stressful business.

Incheon airport embarks on major 4.84-trillion-won expansion

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | November 19, 2019
INCHEON – South Korea’s main aviation gateway Incheon will be expanded by 2024 under a 4.84 trillion-won (US$4.2 billion) investment to meet the rising passenger traffic, the transport ministry said on Tuesday (Nov 19).

Saudi-based Seera launches new DMC

by Naomi Neoh | November 19, 2019
LONDON – Saudi-based travel giant Seera Group unveiled an integrated destination management company, Discover Saudi, at the World Travel Market in London earlier this month.

Four Seasons parks by the river

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | November 19, 2019
BANGKOK – Four Seasons’ new urban resort along the banks of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River will be among the few resorts offering riverfront views for meetings and events when it opens next February.

Pacific World ramps up sustainability initiative at IBTM World

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | November 19, 2019
BARCELONA – Global destination management company Pacific World has introduced new programmes under its sustainability initiative, #bringchangewithME, at IBTM World in Barcelona.

Accor, HRS ink multi-year agreement

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | November 19, 2019
SINGAPORE – Global hotel chain Accor and hotel solutions provider HRS have signed a multi-year agreement that will offer more flexibility in areas like loyalty terms.

How to protect your meetings from cyber criminals

by Elise Schoening | November 19, 2019
NEW YORK – Meeting safety is a top priority for planners, but just assessing the physical risks of an event won't cut it. Planners should also consider cybersecurity, taking steps to secure their Wi-Fi networks and protect attendee data before, during and after the event.

How to improve the event check-in experience

by Elise Schoening | November 19, 2019
NEW YORK – After a long day of travel, the last thing attendees want to do is stand in a never-ending queue when they arrive at the conference at last, or find that their badge and other materials aren't ready.

Boutique caterer Purple Sage returns to its roots

by Naomi Neoh | November 15, 2019
SINGAPORE – The resurgence of interest around heritage food in Singapore is making its way into business events, bringing to the table refined and innovative culinary interpretations of local dishes.

Asia Pacific hotels enjoy busy October

by Naomi Neoh | November 15, 2019
LONDON – October proved to be a busy month with a hotel construction boom in Asia Pacific racking up a 20.7% increase compared to the previous year, according to hotel research company STR.

Perfect 10 in Q4 for Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | November 15, 2019
KUALA LUMPUR – The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is finishing the year strongly after it announced it clinched 10 significant deals.

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