Stabilising travel costs key to ensure ‘regional competitiveness’

by Naomi Neoh | June 02,2020
ASIA – Ahead of the anticipated increase in travel costs due to strong demand and weaker supply, the ASEAN Tourism Association (ASEANTA) is urging the industry to collaborate and maintain pre-pandemic prices as much as possible to “ensure regional competitiveness”.

Brisbane forges ahead

by Patricia Wee | June 02,2020
BRISBANE – Since early April, Queensland and Brisbane have seen a consolidated flattening of the curve of COVID-19 numbers, with daily increases dropping to under 1%. On 20 April, Queensland recorded its first day with no new cases and since that time, has recorded numerous days without new cases.

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s new director of Business Relaunch is appointed

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | June 02,2020
MELBOURNE - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is working to transform its business as a driver in the state of Victoria’s economic recovery beyond COVID-19.

Business Events Council Malaysia remains hopeful

by Patricia Wee | June 02,2020
KUALA LUMPUR - Business Events Council Malaysia (BECM)’s appeal to the government to establish a restart date for its businesses is still ongoing. Mr Alan Pryor, chairman, Business Events Council Malaysia (BECM), said: “We are continuing to work closely with the industry supply chain and stakeholders and have had some positive dialogue with government ministries. We believe that we have made a strong case for the reopening of the business events industry and hope to see some progress soon.”

Tech Talk

Evenesis, an events management software provider, debuts a social distancing and mass gathering detection software

KUALA LUMPUR – Evenesis, a leading software provider for events has launched a social distancing and mass gathering detection software, EveStance.

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Singapore’s MICE industry gets help for digital transformation

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Staying open in Vietnam’s Nui Chua National Park

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SINGAPORE - When COVID-19 is over and the world does recover from the economic impact, the travel industry is likely going to take a longer time to bounce back.

‘The storm will pass’: How to tackle fear and prepare the industry to hit the road running

SINGAPORE – For a highly social and connected industry as travel, the unprecedented scale of the coronavirus has not just jeopardised livelihoods – it has...

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