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Singapore’s MICE industry poised to “advance faster in next 10 years”

SINGAPORE – As it enters the new decade, Singapore’s MICE industry is poised to “advance faster in the next 10 years than it has before”, said SACEOS president...

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...

Hilton Guiyang takes centre stage in China’s rising business hub

GUIYANG (China) – Hilton has announced the debut of its flagship brand Hilton Hotels and Resorts in Guiyang, with the opening of Hilton Guiyang, a new-build...

A new wellness sanctuary awaits on Phuket’s Kamala Beach

SINGAPORE – IHG (InterContinental Hotel Group) has officially opened InterContinental Phuket Resort on Jan 11, 2020.

Planner's Portfolio

Taking the emotion out of negotiations

TEXAS – Taking a step back from a contentious negotiation and trying to change your focus and perspective can help take the temperature down a notch or two,...

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.

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Hotels

Hilton Guiyang takes centre stage in China’s rising business hub

GUIYANG (China) – Hilton has announced the debut of its flagship brand Hilton Hotels and Resorts in Guiyang, with the opening of Hilton Guiyang, a new-build 299-room, state-of-the-art hotel in the Guanshanhu district in China.
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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

Global DMC Planners appoints Catherine Chaulet as new CEO

WASHINGTON – Global DMC Partners (GDP), a global network of independently-owned destination management companies (DMCs) and creative event experts, has appointed its president Catherine Chaulet as the organisation’s CEO.
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