Weekly Updates on MICE Industry

TCEB levels up MaxiMICE campaign to target APAC corporate travel market

by Lee Xin Hui | December 10, 2019
BANGKOK – Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is stepping up efforts to woo MICE tourists from Asia Pacific on the back of a successful campaign in FY 2019.

More unique venues, local experiences on offer for Seoul-held events in 2020

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | December 10, 2019
SEOUL – Seoul is gearing up for a busy new year of international meetings, with six notable large-scale gatherings set to bring 17,200 participants to the city’s top conference venues in the first half of 2020 alone.

Loyalty points for corporate bookings under My Millennium

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | December 10, 2019
SINGAPORE – Following their launch of ‘My Millennium’ in March 2019, Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR) has updated their guest reward programme to now award corporate bookings with loyalty points when travel agents book for their customers, as well as for individual corporate travellers.

Over 20 Hyatt properties to launch globally by end 2020

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | December 10, 2019
HONG KONG – Over 20 new luxury hotels and resorts are expected to open worldwide by end 2020, including properties under the Park Hyatt, Andaz, Alila, Grand Hyatt, Miraval and The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brands.

Top hotel rewards programmes for 2020, unveiled

by Jessi Minneci | December 10, 2019
Wyndham, Radisson and Best Western made up the top three ranking hotel rewards programmes for 2020.

CWT Meetings & Events restructures leadership team

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | December 10, 2019
SINGAPORE – CWT Meetings & Events (M&E), the global meetings and events arm of travel management platform CWT has announced the restructuring of its leadership team under Derek Sharp, with six global positions to match and deliver its new global operating model for customers:

BestCities announces new managing director

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | December 10, 2019
COPENHAGEN – BestCities Global Alliance announced the appointment of new managing director Lesley Williams, effective Jan 1, 2020.

How to use Whatsapp to market meetings and events

by Alex Palmer | December 10, 2019
NEW YORK – Whatsapp can be a useful tool for event planners, particularly those marketing to international attendees.

Hospitable Kaohsiung — the New MICE Landmark in Asia!

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | December 09, 2019
A rising star in the global business events market, Kaohsiung is shining bright as an international MICE harbour city in South Taiwan. With a spate of developments; upgrades in the city’s infrastructure, coupled with strategic marketing and promotions, this sub-tropical city has become a true destination for MICE events of all sizes.

BE @ Penang 2019 gets Asia’s MICE players to think ahead and get innovative

by Brooke Thio | December 06, 2019
PENANG – Penang’s phenomenal MICE industry growth in recent years has been the subject of much admiration, and perhaps even envy.

Is it time to start designing millennial-style meetings?

by Brooke Thio | December 06, 2019
PENANG – Millennials and Gen Z are big on experience, have shorter attention spans, and seek greater purpose in everything they do.

Renewed handshake for BestCities Global Alliance and GainingEdge

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | December 06, 2019
SINGAPORE – BestCities Global Alliance, an alliance of 12 cities, has awarded industry advisor GainingEdge, who has been managing the alliance since 2009, a renewed three-year contract.

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