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TCEB levels up MaxiMICE campaign to target APAC corporate travel market

BANGKOK – Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is stepping up efforts to woo MICE tourists from Asia Pacific on the back of a successful campaign in...

More unique venues, local experiences on offer for Seoul-held events in 2020

SEOUL – Seoul is gearing up for a busy new year of international meetings, with six notable large-scale gatherings set to bring 17,200 participants to the...

Loyalty points for corporate bookings under My Millennium

SINGAPORE – Following their launch of ‘My Millennium’ in March 2019, Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR) has updated their guest reward programme to now award...

Over 20 Hyatt properties to launch globally by end 2020

HONG KONG – Over 20 new luxury hotels and resorts are expected to open worldwide by end 2020, including properties under the Park Hyatt, Andaz, Alila, Grand...

Top hotel rewards programmes for 2020, unveiled

Wyndham, Radisson and Best Western made up the top three ranking hotel rewards programmes for 2020.

CWT Meetings & Events restructures leadership team

SINGAPORE – CWT Meetings & Events (M&E), the global meetings and events arm of travel management platform CWT has announced the restructuring of its...

Planner's Portfolio

Is it time to start designing millennial-style meetings?

PENANG – Millennials and Gen Z are big on experience, have shorter attention spans, and seek greater purpose in everything they do.

How to use Instagram to research and promote meetings

Launched in 2010 by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, Instagram, the photo- and video-sharing social networking site, at first was just for iPhone users and was...

8 steps to strategic meeting planning for associations

Many associations are defined by their meetings.

How to personalise your events

NEW YORK – Attendees crave more than just a run-of-the-mill conference agenda - they increasingly expect experiences that speak to their specific interests. As...

How to strike up a more engaging conversation at events

NEW YORK – As travel industry professionals, we have all been here before: Standing in the buffet line at a conference, you catch the eye of a friendly...

Offering event goodies your meeting attendees won’t throw away

NEW YORK – They may come for the networking and education, but conference and trade show attendees do enjoy walking away with free goodies. From clothing and...

How to avoid burnout in the events industry

NEW YORK – Event coordinator is regularly listed as one of the most stressful careers in America – recently landing at number six on CareerCast’s 2019 roundup....

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Hotels

Loyalty points for corporate bookings under My Millennium

SINGAPORE – Following their launch of ‘My Millennium’ in March 2019, Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR) has updated their guest reward programme to now award corporate bookings with loyalty points when travel agents book for their customers, as well as for individual corporate travellers.
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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 ancient jungle and beyond, after the hotel introduced new, unique transportation – two Royal Enfield Classic 500 sidecars.
  • 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 bay beaches and some of the best Australian produce from boutique wineries and growers.
  • 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 event experience. Even a single nightmare cab or bus ride can cast a pall over the entire program.

On The Move

CWT Meetings & Events restructures leadership team

SINGAPORE – CWT Meetings & Events (M&E), the global meetings and events arm of travel management platform CWT has announced the restructuring of its leadership team under Derek Sharp, with six global positions to match and deliver its new global operating model for customers:
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