Industry Reports

Travalyst Coalition develops sustainability frameworks

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | April 24, 2020
LONDON – Travalyst Coalition, a global partnership founded by the Duke of Sussex,, Skyscanner, Tripadvisor, and Visa, are developing sustainability frameworks to serve as a guide for sustainability practices across the travel and tourism industry.

Eager to get back on the road again

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | April 14, 2020
VIRGINIA, USA - Business travel has become the latest casualty of the coronavirus pandemic by coming to a halt across the globe, according to the latest research conducted by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).  GBTA’s 9,000-plus members manage more than US$345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually.

Travel and tourism will be critical to Asia Pacific’s economic recovery

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | April 14, 2020
LONDON - A new report has revealed the vital contribution that travel & tourism will make to Asia-Pacific’s economic recovery, once the COVID-19 pandemic has been combatted.

Surviving and planning for recovery

by Patricia Wee | April 02, 2020
SINGAPORE – M&C Asia spoke to several agents who deal with a large segment of MICE clients on emerging trends and how unity will help them to survive.

Recapturing Chinese outbound travelers in a post COVID-19 world

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | March 24, 2020
HONG KONG – China is showing signs of recovery and businesses are returning to normal operations.

Holding on to hope

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | February 21, 2020
CHINA - China hotels could rebound quickly if statistics from the COVID-19 outbreak follow a similar trend from the SARS outbreak in 2003. STR, which provides data benchmarking and marketplace insights for the hospitality industry, claims that recovery around the current COVID-19 outbreak might follow a similar timeline.

Chinese innovation leads the way in MICE industry

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | January 07, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO – Chinese innovation is leading the way for the global meeting and event industry, with products that could propel the industry into the future.

Value of global MICE industry projected to hit US$1.4 trillion in 2025

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | January 03, 2020
SINGAPORE – The global MICE industry is enjoying significant growth, with projections to reach US$1.439 trillion in the year 2025. And Asia-Pacific will be the main beneficiary of this boom, so said an industry report.

Hospitality and MICE to prop up Singapore retail industry in 2020: Analysts

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | December 27, 2019
SINGAPORE – The global retail industry has, in recent years, struggled to fend off the threat from online retailer, with industry analysts warning that the forecast for 2020 will be not be any rosier.

Expect rising meetings costs in 2020: Industry report

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | September 20, 2019
ASIA – Planners can expect rising meetings costs in 2020 after business travel management company BCD Travel forecasted a global increase in hotel rates and airfares for the year ahead.

Moderate growth for meetings industry in 2020: Amex forecast

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | September 13, 2019
SYDNEY – The mood of economic and political instability have not dampened the outlook of the meetings industry for 2020, that is according a forecast by American Express Meetings & Events (M&E).

Weekly Updates

A guide to manage venues as emergency facilities

PARIS - Exhibition venues and convention centres around the world are currently increasingly being converted into temporary hospitals and health centres in the...

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...

On The Move

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts appoints Mr Brice Borin as GM of Mövenpick Resort Cam Ranh

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed Mr Brice Borin as the GM of Mövenpick Resort Cam Ranh, a new beachfront resort on a 600-metre-long stretch of sand...

CWT appoints Ms Laura Watterson as senior VP, Global Talent & Rewards

CWT has appointed Ms Laura Watterson as senior VP, Global Talent & Rewards.

Accor appoints Ms Claire Haigh as director of communications

Accor has appointed Ms Claire Haigh as director of communications for the Pacific region. She was previously global communications director for Pernod Ricard’s...

Hyatt Sales Force appoints Ivy Lim as senior director

Ivy Lim has been appointed senior director of Hyatt Sales Force – Singapore Office, a role in which she oversees the office’s overall revenue, market share...