Weekly Updates on MICE Industry

Your vote counts: M&C Asia Stella Awards 2020

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | April 03, 2020
ASIA - M&C Asia Stella Awards 2020 is open for voting from 6 April to 19 June. Voice your support for the trailblazers and innovators in the MICE industry. There has never been a more crucial period for the industry to rally together to endorse support for effective leaders in MICE.

AsiaWorld-Expo deploys “CLeanTech" disinfection installation

by Patricia Wee | April 02, 2020
HONG KONG - AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE), one of the leading exhibition and convention centres in Asia, is introducing “CLeanTech" disinfection installation and advanced air purification technology. It aims to strengthen the confidence of exhibitors and visitors with the use of high performance disinfection initiatives as it prepares for eventual recovery.

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.

Malaysian PM unveils RM250 billion aid stimulus package

by S S Yoga | April 02, 2020
KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian travel sector was granted some relief with more electricity discounts in the latest aid stimulus package and together with other businesses was given subsidies for employee wages, access to various funds, moratoriums on income tax and corporate loans, adjustment of provident fund payments and exemptions from human resource levy.

Serviced residences see uptick in bookings

by Naomi Neoh | April 02, 2020
SINGAPORE – As more countries close their borders and urge people to stay home, serviced residence providers have reported an uptick in bookings.

Kudos to Marco Polo Wuhan

by Patricia Wee | April 02, 2020
WUHAN - At a time when much of the world’s spotlight is currently turned towards COVID-19, there is a team of dedicated, round-the-clock individuals who have been committed to doing what it takes to help medical workers since early February.

Coping with uncertainty

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | April 02, 2020
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.

Expo 2021 Dubai now

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | April 02, 2020
DUBAI – The organisers of Expo 2020 Dubai have decided to postpone the event by a year. Their statement said: “Over the last several weeks, we have been working hard, both internally and in consultation with key UAE and international stakeholders, to review the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on our plans and preparations for Expo 2020 Dubai.

Singapore Tourism Board calls for MICE partners to stay resilient and to seize new opportunities

by Patricia Wee | March 31, 2020
SINGAPORE – The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is urging industry players to reach out to it for support.

Fighting COVID-19 the Hong Kong way

by Meetings and Conventions Asia | March 31, 2020
HONG KONG - Since the first COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Hong Kong earlier this year, the city has seen its citizens, private businesses and public sector come together and work tirelessly around the clock to keep everyone as safe and everything functioning as smoothly as possible.

Malaysia Association of Hotels shares findings of revenue loss

by S S Yoga | March 31, 2020
KUALA LUMPUR - The Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) have estimated a massive revenue loss as a result of the Movement Control Order (MCO) imposed by the Malaysian Government.

Knoxx bearing with downturn through virtual events

by Patricia Wee | March 31, 2020
SINGAPORE – Event management company, Knoxx Pte Ltd, is launching digital events as a way to survive the pandemic.  Formed two years ago and helmed by GM, Mr Lim Jit Song, business was looking very rosy back in February, with a full events calendar from March to June, but things took a turn for the worst and events started to get postponed or cancelled when COVID-19 struck.

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