Weekly Updates on MICE Industry

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

by Naomi Neoh | March 31, 2020
SINGAPORE – For a highly social and connected industry as travel, the unprecedented scale of the coronavirus has not just jeopardised livelihoods – it has upended travel as a way of life.

Melia Koh Samui keeps staff

by Patricia Wee | March 31, 2020
KOH SAMUI – The newly opened Melia Koh Samui’s management are maintaining staff numbers and remaining positive during this period. The 200-key five-star property is 10 minutes from the Samui International Airport and has eight event spaces for team building and corporate retreats.

FHA-HoReCa postpones July event

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | March 31, 2020
SINGAPORE - FHA-HoReCa, one of the world’s leading industry events serving the hotel, restaurant and café sectors, will be postponed to a later date.

The Asia Pacific Regional Rotaract Conference 2020 (APRRC 2020)

by S S Yoga | March 30, 2020

Penang will play host to the Asia Pacific Regional Rotaract Conference 2020 from 3-6 September. Organised by District Rotaract 3300 Malaysia, it is one of the largest annual Rotaract conferences hosted within the Asia Pacific. Members will share ideas to develop action plans and engage in cultural exchanges.


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

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | March 30, 2020
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 in Khanh Hoa province, on Vietnam’s south-central coast.

Exclusivity and privacy for a million

by Patricia Wee | March 30, 2020
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo has launched a four-night, five-day, all-inclusive island rental deal costing US$1million. The You Run Raffles Maldives deal includes Raffles butlers, and an additional ‘deserted island’ that can be transformed into a celebration or adventure space. The resort sits on the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, one of the most remote corners of the Maldives.

Accurate measurement of ROI in incentive programmes

by Jennifer Glynn and Tina G Weede | March 30, 2020
Innovation is not limited to technology and science - there is also plenty of disruption in the way companies attract, retain and grow relationships with partners, employees and customers. The time-tested approach to incentives is now evolving to reflect changes in employee behaviour with the goal of building enduring engagement that results in greater profits, stronger company culture, and image.

Building buzz for your programme

by Alex Palmer | March 30, 2020
Incentive professionals place a high priority on selecting trips and gifts that will have the greatest impact on participants. But the rewards themselves are only part of the story. Enticing a sales person with a trip to the Caribbean, a coveted watch or a simple gift card might miss the mark if the messaging is not spot on.

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

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | March 29, 2020
CWT has appointed Ms Laura Watterson as senior VP, Global Talent & Rewards.

On a mission to play

by Naomi Neoh | March 29, 2020
With a diverse base of fans and around the world, Korea’s entertainment culture has become its greatest asset not just in attracting leisure tourists. The South Korean capital Seoul, home to a thriving behemoth entertainment industry, offers groups plenty of unique experiences for MICE groups in the city.

Accor appoints Ms Claire Haigh as director of communications

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | March 28, 2020
Accor has appointed Ms Claire Haigh as director of communications for the Pacific region. She was previously global communications director for Pernod Ricard’s Winemaking division and their portfolio of champagnes, spirits and wines in Australia and New Zealand.

The Resilience Package: the lifeline for Singapore’s hotel industry

by Patricia Wee | March 27, 2020
SINGAPORE – The Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) has welcomed the unprecedented move by the Singapore government to provide a mega budget of S$48 billion (US$33.59 billion) - or 11% of gross domestic product - to support the country.

Hot Ideas

Exclusivity and privacy for a million

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo has launched a four-night, five-day, all-inclusive island rental deal costing US$1million. The You Run Raffles Maldives deal includes...

On a mission to play

With a diverse base of fans and around the world, Korea’s entertainment culture has become its greatest asset not just in attracting leisure tourists. The South...

Looking for unique venues? Try booking an island

In the highly-competitive industry of meetings and incentives, planners often face the challenge of sourcing for a unique venue that will serve as the bedrock...

Hotel ride gets royal kickstart in Thai jungle

BANGKOK – Guests at the renowned Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Northern Thailand are in for an exhilarating ride around the Kingdom’s...

Wellness Tips

Coping with uncertainty

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...

Catching better sleep

Having well rested guests is now a serious priority for Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas.

Disconnecting from technology

WORLDWIDE - Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has launched its Digital Wellness Escape, a luxurious retreat which encourages guests to escape from constant digital...