International Focus

Australia speeds up

by Sarah J.F. Braley and Ian Jarrett | May 23, 2018
A ramp-up of new flights, hotels, and exhibition and convention centres to woo groups.

Barcelona: Big on Congress

by Esther Faith Lew | February 15, 2016
Consistency is the name of the game for this popular city that has delegates and tourists alike making a beeline for its shores. Barcelona led the way in 2013 as the top city for attracting the most congress delegates: 122,877 delegates at 179 conferences.

Surprising Switzerland

by Loren G. Edelstein | October 08, 2015
The happiest country on earth, per the latest World Happiness Report, Switzerland is sharing the joy with a growing number of visitors. In the first half of 2015, overnight stays from the U.S. market alone rose by 6.3 percent, bolstering what is expected to be the sixth consecutive year of rising visitor numbers from the States.

New Zealand Ups the Ante

by Sarah J.F. Braley | October 08, 2015
Peter Jackson's Hobbit films -- filled with rolling green hills and untouched vistas -- brought New Zealand into the world spotlight. Now, a flurry of construction projects under way are poised to attract the attention of meeting and event planners.

Monaco's Enduring Glamour

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | October 08, 2015
Tiny Monaco (roughly the size of New York City's Central Park) is the epitome of European glamour. The principality is continually enhancing its allure by adding exquisite new venues and updating its existing treasures.

Upgrades Abound in Australia

by Sarah J.F. Braley | October 08, 2015
Going Down Under is more exciting than ever for meetings and incentives. Both Sydney and Melbourne are expanding their inventories of exhibit space, and the country's resort offerings are ever more exotic.


Bali stays focused

Why GO? Looking to bounce back after the rumblings of Mount Agung, the destination counts on increased air connectivity and new hotels & resorts to drive...

Go tropical: 7 reasons why Langkawi is ideal for MICE and green minds

From its natural landscapes to vibrant venues, Langkawi wows visitors - and walks the talk on sustainability.

Meet and mingle: 10 ways to create fun events

Meet and mingle: 10 ways to create fun events Meetings & Conventions Asia 1. The scenery sets the mood Tropical beach...

Meet and play in Macau: 2017 deals for planners

Meet and play in Macau: 2017 deals for planners H/L: Meet and play in Macau: 2017 deals for planners Location, location,...

On Location

Countdown to the 2018 Winter Olympics

Pyeongchang gets ready for sports fans and corporate groups.

South Korea: Vital signs

South Korea’s kaleidoscopic landscape of contrasting cultures and vibrant modernity enrich the social and business experiences of delegates.

Onward Osaka

Known as the city of bright lights and the hub for trade and commerce, Osaka channels its innovative spirit into bold plans for MICE in the coming years.

The Bold and the Beautiful

Beijing shows us how a modern landscape co-exists with the old to create a dynamic tangent that boosts MICE tourism.