MICE to the rescue

September 5, 2017 by  
Filed under MICE, News, Vietnam

HANOI, 5 September 2017: ASIA DMC has launched a specialist MICE division to curate corporate events and incentives in Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam, the company reported in press release earlier this week.

It plans to offer the service in China and India where it claims companies are looking for highly personalised events for senior executives and top achievers.

The Hanoi-headquartered company will deliver events managed by teams focusing on iconic destinations such as Angkor Wa in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar and Halong Bay in Vietnam, the company stated. Read more

Q&A: Events business pursues quality

August 16, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, MICE, News, People, Thailand

BANGKOK, 16 August 2017: Thailand has identified the pursuit of quality tourism as its strategic goal in a bid to shift the emphasis from counting tourist arrivals to building revenue, length of stay and offering upscale travel experiences.

MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions) is viewed as the travel segment that will help Thailand do just that, as well as ensuring it can rise through the ranks to become the leader in ASEAN’s highly competitive events business.

Thailand has many factors in its favour including  strategic location on mainland ASEAN, a comprehensive network of airline routes and superb hotel and meeting facilities on the ground to serve the needs a global MICE industry. Read more

TTM+2017 seminar

May 23, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, MICE, News, Thailand

CHIANG MAI, 23 May 2017: Tourism Authority of Thailand is arranging a one-day tourism seminar, to be held concurrently with the Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2017 which will take place from 14 to 16 June in Chiang Mai.

The forum, scheduled for 16 June, is being organised to strengthen the competitiveness of the Thai tourism industry.

TAT governor, Yuthasak Supasorn, said: “This seminar forms part of the TAT Academy’s mission to help enhance Thai tourism personnel and market competitiveness as well as to attract a new workforce for this growing industry. Sessions are carefully planned to ensure useful learning and knowledge sharing opportunities from senior tourism officials and experienced hospitality professionals. At the end of this one-day event, we hope participants will learn new perspectives in the field of tourism and travel in the digital era within the Royal Thai Government’s Thailand 4.0 smart-economy framework.” Read more

MICE not Mickey drawn to Disneyland

May 22, 2017 by  
Filed under Hong Kong, MICE, News

HONG KONG, 22 May 2017: With the recent officially launch of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort’s third hotel, Disney Explorers Lodge, last Tuesday, the resort believes new and existing facilities will help to attract more bookings from meeting, incentive, convention and exhibition sector (MICE).

Talking to a media group interview last week, the resort’s business solutions and events director, Karen Kwan, said “in terms of positioning, we have a conference centre in the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel so the new hotel will supplement the existing accommodation to draw MICE visitors.”

“For MICE groups and corporate clients, our resort can support them to oragnise events such as team building as well as cocktail receptions…the four themes of the new hotel gardens –  Asia, Oceania, South America and Africa plus three restaurants including a private room will add value and offer more variety and choices for clients.” Read more

Singapore tweaks its MICE treats

May 19, 2017 by  
Filed under MICE, News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 19 May 2017: Changi Airport Group, Singapore Tourism Board and Singapore Airlines launched the second edition of the Singapore MICE Advantage Programme at IMEX Frankfurt Wednesday.

SMAP is a joint initiative that seeks to provide a differentiated and seamless Singapore business event experience for MICE organisers and visitors.

The latest edition comes with improved benefits and aims to further refine this experience. Read more

TCEB’s domestic MICE priorities

February 15, 2017 by  
Filed under MICE, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 15 February 2017: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau has outlined a strategy to boost the country’s domestic MICE industry this year.

TCEB president, Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, said 2017 should establish another milestone for the growth of the domestic MICE market.

Core elements focus on four marketing areas. Read more

TCEB outlines 2017 plan

December 30, 2016 by  
Filed under MICE, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 30 December 2016: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau outlines strategies and action plans to boost events hosted in Thailand next year.

TCEB president, Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, said the plan will focus on integration of public and private partnerships at the national and international level to help create new MICE events, while attracting high quality MICE events.

To generate revenue, the bureau will target Asia, Europe, the Americas and Oceania markets. Read more

TCEB offers incentives to meet in Thailand

December 6, 2016 by  
Filed under Events, MICE, News

BANGKOK, 6 December 2016: Thailand Convention and Exhibitions Bureau has launched “Thailand CONNECT Your Vibrant Journey to Business Success” campaign targeting Europe’s meeting planners.

The campaign aims to attract more business events from Europe to Thailand.

It was officially launched at IBTM World, Barcelona 2016, late last month, to international MICE delegates and media representatives. Read more

Emerging trends in events business

November 30, 2016 by  
Filed under Events, Hospitality, MICE, News

SINGAPORE, 30 November 2016: A new survey on the state of the meetings industry suggests delegates are looking for teambuilding activities and intend to combine business events with time-out to enjoy a travel experience.

US-based Destination Hotels, a collection of upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences now part of Two Roads Hospitality, released key findings in its fifth annual “State of the Meetings Industry” survey, Wednesday.

Based on responses from 400 corporate, association, government and independent planners, the survey concluded that Millennials were keen to join more team building events. Read more

TCEB underwrites convention hosts

September 27, 2016 by  
Filed under Events, MICE, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 27 September 2016: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau will concentrate on professional associations to bid for events in five key business sectors, according to its 2017 business plan.

The government’s Thailand 4.0 economic model aims to develop Thailand into a value-based economy, and high income country driven by creativity and innovations.

TCEB president, Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, confirmed  it the bureau will concentrate on five key industries; health and wellness; energy; food and agribusiness; infrastructure and logistics; and automotive and electronics. Read more

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