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21st - 22nd September



Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar move closer to having internationally recognised accreditation services

12 September 16

The representatives of Cambodia and Lao PDR from the National Accreditation Focal Points (NAFP) met with their supporting Partner Accreditation Bodies (PAB) from Thailand and Vietnam to discuss the current developments and issues about the on-going development of accreditation services in the CLM (Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar) countries. The NAFP aims providing internationally recognised accreditation… Read More »


TCEB Exceeds Q1-Q3 Digital MICE Target Brings Together International Bloggers to Help Promote 'Spice Up Your Business Agenda 2016' Campaign

9 September 16

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization), or TCEB, today announced the performance of its Digital MICE initiatives exceeded the bureau’s perception of the three quarters target of 2016 fiscal year. By furthering the Spice Up Your Business Agenda 2016 campaign, TCEB organized a Bloggers Familiarization Trip, giving 10 major bloggers from five countries… Read More »


Interview with our Event Partner – PEPWorldwide (Asia)

6 September 16

We recently interviewed our partner, the President of PEPWorldwide (Asia) Pte. Ltd Ms Angeline V Teo on her views about the productivity hacks for MICE leaders and professionals, how to embrace the new age technology in the MICE industry as well as the ways to personalize and deepen the learning experience in MICE events. As… Read More »

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The 9th Annual PCOA Conference and Exhibition

22 August 16

The 9th Annual PCOA Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre between 27 and 29 November 2016. This year’s theme of ‘Connect, Collaborate,


Asia cruise industry continues to grow at record pace

15 August 16

According to CLIA’s Asia Cruise Trends study, the cruise industry in Asia is growing at a record pace, with 2.08 million people from the region taking an ocean cruise in 2015. The report shows that China accounted for almost half the region’s cruise passengers, with 986,000 passengers from mainland China taking a cruise in 2015,… Read More »


Australians loving cruise and multi-gen travel

11 August 16

Released to coincide with Virtuoso Travel Week, being held in Las Vegas this week, the research reveals where Australia’s luxury travellers are heading across long and short-haul destinations, trending destinations and the motivations behind their travels. “This research, which looks at travel trends identified by Australian Virtuoso agencies, reveals clients are keen to share travel… Read More »


Korea inbound tourism projected to grow by 20% in 2016

6 August 16

SEOUL - South Korea is expected to shatter its annual visitor arrival this year, having already recorded around 8.1 million foreign visitors during the first half of 2016. While Korea continues overseas marketing efforts throughout the year, niche tourism sectors such as the MICE industry are expected to significantly contribute to the sustained boost in… Read More »


Qantas and Tourism Australia sign new multi-million dollar deal

5 August 16

Qantas and Tourism Australia have signed a $20 million deal to promote Australia to the world. The three year agreement involves a joint investment from Qantas and Tourism Australia to attract more international visitors to Australia, with a focus on the United States, Asia, the United Kingdom and Europe. With an emphasis on digital marketing,… Read More »

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Catering – One Of The Important Components For An Event

1 April 16

Even though catering does not play the key role in an event but a good arrangement can always impress the attendees. However, the food prices keep increasing over the past years. A UN Food & Agriculture Organization reported that the index of 73 food prices increased 3.9% in November. The cost for F&B will inevitably… Read More »


New Star Asian Cities For MICE In 2016

1 April 16

The first new star is Phnom Penh. There are several reasons why Phnom Penh is becoming more and more competitive to catch larger MICE—strategic location in Southeast Asia, decisive pro-business government, construction boom and most importantly much lower cost when compared to Singapore and Bangkok. These advantages outweigh the concerns in Phnom Penh—bad traffic and… Read More »

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Macao Is Spending More Subsidies To Boost MICE Industry

1 April 16

Since the revenues from gaming industry has sharply decreased by 35% in the past year, Macao government decided to focus more on its hospitality and meetings infrastructure and offer packages for mega large groups. More than 182,000 sqm of meeting space and over 32,000 hotel rooms are available in Macao at present stage. There are… Read More »

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MICE Industry Contributes Much To The Boom Of Korean Tourism Industry

1 April 16

MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, Exhibitions) have been bringing more and more benefits to regional economies and tourism industries which stimulate many countries to upgrade their infrastructures to accommodate large-scale international events to boost this high-value added business. Korea is actively participating MICE where both government and private sectors are preparing themselves to attract more events… Read More »

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Bureaus In Asia Are Working Hard To Promote Green Meetings

1 April 16

Compared with Europe, convention bureaus in Asia are facing more challenges in bringing sustainability into the exhibitions. Being the only party responsible for educating, supporting and facilitating the co-operation within the industry, bureaus encounter difficulties in implementing sustainable practices. The lack of demand in sustainability in Asia also worsen the situation. In order to cope… Read More »

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