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  • MICE to meet you! TCEB launches VIP airport service

    Thailand is hoping first impressions count by offering travel-weary VIPs the MICE Lane. The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is offering hassle-free arrivals at  Suvarnabhumi Airport international airport in Bangkok for up to 15 people per event. VIPs will be met as they disembark from the plane, directed through a...

  • Three major MICE associations form global alliance

    Three international MICE associations – AIPC (The International Association of Convention Centres), ICCA (The International Congress and Convention Association) and UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry) – have launched an alliance. They will collaborate closely in the future and generate more efficiently aligned benefits for their respective members....

  • Events cancelled in Hong Kong due to civil unrest

    Violent clashes between demonstrators and riot police on the streets of Hong Kong have led to the cancellation of some events and forums. There have been flight disruptions from Hong Kong International Airport, the fourth-busiest airport in Asia by total passengers annually. BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager has postponed its Asia...

  • ‘Societal impact’ at the forefront of Dubai Association Conference

    The Dubai Association Conference 2019 is themed around the societal impact of associations. The event, which is taking place on 9 and 10 December at Dubai World Trade Centre, will revolve around the core themes of: “Driving change: The societal impact of associations.” This core theme will be broken down into...

  • Vistara flies into Jet Airways void by opening global routes

    Opportunities in India’s aviation network following the collapse of Jet Airways are being lapped up by Indian full-service carrier Vistara, propelling its international expansion into high gear. The airline commenced its first international flight connecting Delhi and Singapore on August 6, and its Mumbai-Singapore route last week. Coming up later...

  • Dubai Tourism cuts red tape by dropping ‘PRO’ card for event planners and hotels

    Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has waived the requirement to obtain a Public Relations Officer (PRO) card which was mandatory for hotels, tourism companies and event organisers. This was previously required prior to conducting any industry transactions such as requests for permits and approvals for a range...

  • Radisson Hotel Group launches new global meetings and events product in 1100 hotels

    Radisson Hotel Group has launched a new global meetings and events product called Radisson Meetings. Available across the group’s seven hotel brands, Radisson Meetings is developed around the three core elements of successful events – personal, professional and memorable – while being 100 per cent carbon neutral through offsetting. Eric...

  • Two million MICE travellers from India by 2020, says latest report

    The Indian sub-continent is recording positive growth trends in it’s meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions segment, according to one report. The India Outbound Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions Tourism Market Report: Country Outlook, Analysis, Size, Share and Forecast 2018 – 2025 states that the country’s outbound tourism market is expected...

  • PCMA moves into delegate data analytics with launch of BEAM

    The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), has rolled out BEAM (Business Events Analytics/Metrics), a new product that provides market intelligence and data analytics for the business events industry, in partnership with Dallas-based Infogroup, an intelligence and marketing company. BEAM will provide a comprehensive insight of the business events industry by...

  • Penang’s new MICE campaign offers support for event organisers

    A support programme for events, a CSR initiative, a new mobile app, and a continued airline partnership are all part of a new campaign launched by the Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) to enhance the destination’s attractiveness for business events. Named Penang 2020: BE Unfiltered, the campaign was launched...

  • Cvent says UK capital is top notch for 5th year running

    London has been named the top meetings destination for the fifth consecutive year. Cvent, the meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, has released its annual list of the Top Meeting Destinations for meetings and events in Europe. The UK capital retained its number one ranking as the most popular destination...

  • Remote interpretation firm Interprefy enters ‘strategic alliance’ in Japan

    Interprefy, the remote simultaneous interpreting (RSI) platform, has entered into a strategic partnership with Simul International, Japan’s largest language service provider. Under the arrangement Simul International will offer its clients access to Interprefy’s silmultaneous interpreters who work from home using the Swiss company’s RSI software. Because RSI enables interpreters to...