Weekly Updates on MICE Industry

Northstar Travel Group acquires CAT Media

by Stanley Ho | October 09, 2019
LONDON – Northstar Travel Group is extending its breadth and depth in service of supporting the global meetings industry with the latest acquisition of UK outfit CAT Media.

Northstar Travel Group acquires UK-based Buying Business Travel Media

by Stanley Ho | October 08, 2019
LONDON – Northstar Travel Group has expanded the geographic reach of its industry-leading Business Travel News with the acquisition of London-based Buying Business Travel Media from Panacea Media.

Meet and be rewarded at Sheraton Grand Danang Resort

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | October 08, 2019
DANANG – Looking for an ideal destination resort for conferences, special events and weddings? The Sheraton Grand Danang Resort is as close to perfection as planners can find.

Smooth criminal: Auckland wins first forensic toxicology conference for the region

by Lee Xin Hui | October 08, 2019
AUCKLAND – Some of the world’s top forensic minds will be meeting in Auckland for the first time in 2023, when the 61st Annual Meeting and Congress of the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists takes place.

Myanmar adds six countries to visa scheme

by Naomi Neoh | October 08, 2019
NAYPITAW – Myanmar has extended its visa on arrival (VOA) scheme to visitors from six more countries, effective from Oct 1.

Using audience mapping to build a better keynote

by Krister Ungerböck | October 08, 2019
NEW YORK – Most of your meeting’s keynote speakers spend hours perfecting their content and delivery. Far fewer practice what Greg Holder, author of The Genius of One, calls audience mapping, a method of ensuring a speech’s maximum impact.

Get ready for super-apps, voice-enabled bookings, 5G roll-outs in 2020

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | October 08, 2019
SINGAPORE – “Super-apps”, voice-enabled bookings and 5G roll-out will have a significant impact on business travel in the next year, according to a new paper released by travel technology company Amadeus.

New tax policy a boon to India’s MICE, wedding industries

by Stanley Ho | October 08, 2019
NEW DELHI – India’s MICE and wedding industries have received a huge boost following the government’s recent announcement to cut rates on hotel tariffs.

TCEB ramps up MICE efforts in Greater Mekong Sub-region

by Stanley Ho | October 08, 2019
BANGKOK – In line with the Thai Government’s economic policy to strengthen Thailand’s position as a regional hub, the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is implementing four economic corridor projects, co-hosting and supporting conferences as a platform to enhance trade and investment with the neighbouring countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS).

PHILIPPINES - Pleasure to meet you

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | October 07, 2019
DAVAO: The dynamic economy, human resources, infrastructure, favorable business environment, responsive local government and high quality of life in Davao City make it a sought-after destination for leisure, trade, investment and MICE.

Mornington’s Spoils Of Land

by Naomi Neoh | October 05, 2019
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.

How to choose the right partners for your meetings and events

by Cyril Constantino | October 04, 2019
SINGAPORE – A meeting or event is like a giant jigsaw puzzle — numerous pieces must come together in the right order for the final outcome to be a success.

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