Weekly Updates on MICE Industry

Welsh welcome

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | March 06, 2020
NORTH WALES – Go North Wales, the NTO for North Wales, has launched Meet North Wales, which aims to promote relevant business events products, venues and experiences across the region to work together to offer business events relevant to event professionals and buyers. The group consists of a diverse range of businesses in both the corporate and incentive markets including Bangor University, Venue Cymru, Portmeirion and Adventure Parc Snowdonia.

Mövenpick adds third address in Vietnam

by Naomi Neoh | March 06, 2020
PHU QUOC – Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has opened yet another resort on the island of Phu Quoc, offering guests a tropical-style retreat with considerable meetings and events venues.

New face: Toitoi Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre

by Natalie Joy Lee | March 06, 2020
HASTINGS – After US$11.3 million and nearly six years of earthquake strengthening, Toitoi - Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre has reopened, with a special Grand Opening production happening this weekend from 7-8 March.

Park Hyatt Auckland slated for June opening

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | March 06, 2020
AUCKLAND – The delay to Park Hyatt Auckland’s opening will soon be over. It was originally scheduled to open in early 2019 but will now be open for bookings from June 2020.

American business community affirms confidence in Singapore

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | March 03, 2020
SINGAPORE - The findings of a recent survey show that despite COVID-19 having an impact on businesses in the region, the American business community still retains strong confidence in Singapore.

ICCA steps up partnership with African meetings industry

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | March 03, 2020
JOHANNESBURG – ICCA and the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) have inked a partnership to step up knowledge sharing and cross-promotion of both associations.

Wildlife happenings

by Patricia Wee | March 03, 2020
SINGAPORE - Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) is increasing its efforts towards sustainability-themed events. It is actively looking into themed corporate events and customised tours where corporates can learn about its sustainable operations, given the growing interest from the MICE market.

Meet in Auckland

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | March 03, 2020
The 24th annual MEETINGS 2020 returns to its host city, Auckland, from April 22-23 and will showcase over 190 exhibitors from New Zealand and more than 550 New Zealand, Australian and international buyers.

Strategise for future success

by Loren Edelstein and Elise Schoening | March 03, 2020
NEW YORK - As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to rise and global concern escalates, organisations are questioning the impact on their business — particularly in the meetings and travel realm.

The Maldives calls

by Meetings and Convention Asia | March 03, 2020
MALDIVES - Located on a 1-km coral island called Kudavillingili, The Chedi Kudavillingili will open later this year. It is run by GHM which has opened resorts such as The Nam Hai in Vietnam, The Chedi Muscat in Oman and The Chedi Andermatt in Switzerland. Maldivian architecture anchors the resort’s overarching aesthetic appeal.

Millennium cleans up from top to bottom

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | March 03, 2020
SINGAPORE - Millennium Hotels and Resorts Singapore (MHR) has launched ‘We clean. We care. We welcome’ – an initiative aimed at protecting the health and safety of guests and employees across its Singapore hotels.

Bangkok’s new urban retreat

by Meetings & Conventions Asia | March 03, 2020
BANGKOK – Sindhorn Midtown has opened doors in Bangkok’s Langsuan neighbourhood, providing a chic urban retreat in the city.

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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

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Catching better sleep

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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...