More than 140 travel agencies attended a Sabah Tourism Board (SABTB) presentation in Borneo yesterday (August 7) to promote the destination’s appeal to the Asian Pacific MICE market.
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Leading online travel agency Webjet has replaced its outsourced email service provider with an in-house solution to enable superior data security and make its services more attractive to new business.
Phuket’s first exhibition and conference centre has opened at the Royal Phuket Marina, an exclusive yachting community.
Sydney’s French Moroccan restaurant Souk in the City celebrated their first anniversary in style last night with a party for 200, including socialites, media and restaurateurs.
Virgin Blue Airlines has introduced a new regional destination with the addition of an hourlong Melbourne to Mildura service, scheduled to commence mid-October.
The Beijing Olympics is set to attract the highest number of Australian business leaders ever assembled offshore as hundreds of executives head to the Chinese capital to capitalise on networking opportunities.
The Samoa Tourism Authority launched a new website and heralded a new route from Brisbane to the Samoan capital of Apia by the year’s end at a Sydney function held this week.
As part of its commitment to promoting Australia as a sustainable business events destination, Tourism Australia has commissioned AMR Interactive to conduct a major national online audit of the business events sector.
A leading Thai hotel group has said it expects the MICE market will contribute about 50 per cent of the company’s total revenue in 2009 — up from 35 per cent this year.
Tourism Western Australia today announced an investigation into the need for an airport in the state’s southwest region.
Safety, affordable fares and a ban on mobile phone calls have topped the wish lists of airline passengers in a survey by Australian online discount travel agent, Direct Flights International.
A 5-star country estate in New Zealand is offering special indulgence packages targeted at the MICE market.
One of the world’s largest luxury airport hotels, meetings and events venues has opened at London Heathrow’s Terminal 5 (T5).
Costlier airfares in the Asia-Pacific region are not dampening demand from business travelers, according to industry sources.
Choice Hotels Australasia’s (CHA) has added accommodation properties in New Zealand, Victoria and NSW to its network of Comfort Inn properties.
Chinese authorities are restricting business travel in the lead up to the Olympic Games to ward off foreign activists and ensure a trouble-free games.
A new global holiday club is offering corporations access to a portfolio of luxury properties, yachts and vehicles for a fraction of the expense of ownership.
Environmentally conscious Sir Paul McCartney has one and now a New Zealand hotel has three.
New Zealand’s largest accommodation property, Rendezvous Hotel Auckland (RHA), has refurbished its ballroom and conference meeting rooms.
Global hotel group Accor is inviting Starbucks employees who have been made redundant to submit their CVs for employment as the demand for experienced hospitality workers grows.