G3 partners launch new guide to promote emerging protocols

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | May 29, 2020
EUROPE – In a bid to encourage venue and centre operators to put respective measures in place to create safe environments for participants, a new guide to promote globally emerging standards, protocols, and good practices has been launched.

Legal advice for the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020

by Patricia Wee | May 22, 2020
SINGAPORE – The Singapore government’s introduction of the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 has been a short-term refuge from contractual obligations for distressed enterprises and individuals.

Survey points to need for safety before travel can resume

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | May 22, 2020
USA – The latest research issued by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) indicate that health and safety measures are now of significant importance as the industry tries to gain momentum for recovery.

Low transmission risk on board aircraft, says IATA

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | May 19, 2020
WORLDWIDE - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) upholds the use of middle seats in passenger aircraft as it stated that evidence, although limited, suggests that the risk of virus transmission on board aircraft is low even without special measures.

Advancing hotel performance

by Patricia Wee | May 15, 2020
SINGAPORE — STR, a leader in data benchmarking and analytics for the global hospitality industry, has partnered with the Singapore Hotel Association (SHA), the umbrella body for hotels in Singapore, to provide tools for hotel benchmarking and performance advancement.

Managing food waste for sustainable tourism

by Patricia Wee | May 12, 2020
SINGAPORE - The National Environment Agency (NEA) has launched a S$1.76 million (US$1.24 million) Food Waste Fund that will cover the capital cost of food waste treatment solutions for Singapore businesses.

A new way forward

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | May 08, 2020
PARIS – A new framework that is designed to give authorities the confidence to allow exhibitions to reopen has been launched by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.

ICCA Asia Pacific’s new chairman tackles the online revolution

by Meetings and Convention Asia | April 17, 2020
PENANG – The International Convention and Congress Association (ICCA) has elected Mr Ashwin Gunasekeran as its new chairman for the ICCA Asia Pacific Chapter Executive Committee (EXCO). His term will last from now till 2022.

Malaysia Association of Hotels shares findings of revenue loss

by S S Yoga | March 31, 2020
KUALA LUMPUR - The Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) have estimated a massive revenue loss as a result of the Movement Control Order (MCO) imposed by the Malaysian Government.

AmCham voices its concerns with Malaysia’s lockdown

by Meetngs and Conventions Asia | March 20, 2020
SINGAPORE - The American Chamber of Commerce Singapore (AmCham Singapore) has raised its concerns regarding Malaysia’s lockdown, highlighting that efforts to contain COVID-19 should be implemented in a manner that minimises the economic impact of the movement control order which prevents people from crossing the Causeway.

IATA urges governments to act swiftly with aid

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | March 20, 2020
GENEVA – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has strongly urged the governments of the world to take fast action in light of the worsening conditions in the airline industry.

NATAS Travel 2020 cancelled

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | March 20, 2020
SINGAPORE – The Singapore MICE trade continues to brace itself for a rough ride ahead. Another event, NATAS Travel 2020 which was to be held at Singapore Expo from 1-3 May, has been cancelled. National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS) organises two fairs annually, NATAS Travel in Feb/March and NATAS Holidays in the second half of the year, drawing crowds of more than 110,000 each year.

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A guide to manage venues as emergency facilities

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Serviced residences see uptick in bookings

SINGAPORE – As more countries close their borders and urge people to stay home, serviced residence providers have reported an uptick in bookings.

MEETINGS 2020 postponed

AUCKLAND - Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) has announced the postponement of New Zealand’s annual business events industry tradeshow MEETINGS,...

Demolition works begin for Auckland’s SkyCity Convention Centre

AUCKLAND – Three months after a huge fire broke out on the roof of the SkyCity Convention Centre, workers have started demolition works on the US$700 million...

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