The UK government is coming under fire for its ‘green’ decision to raise departure taxes from British Airports by up to $400.
Hawaii remains strong in the short-term for the Australian incentive and conference market despite a significantly lower Australian dollar and uncertainty in global financial markets, according to leading US operators.
Extensive development of luxury accommodation properties have made Macau a new international MICE player, a Macau Tourist Office spokesperson said at a promotional event held at NSW Parliament on Wednesday (October 22).
Shanghai’s popularity as a MICE destination for Australian organisations remains robust, according to the city’s leading tourism authority.
Putting a positive spin on gloom laden economic news, Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa director of conferencing sales, Natalie Brumniach, argues that now is the right time for event planners to look to Fiji for an incentive or conference deal — despite the drop
Hawaiian Airlines has urged all intending travellers to the US to be aware of new immigration measures, which, from January 12, 2009, require visitors to obtain an official US Government travel authorisation prior to departure.
The Cook Islands Tourism Corporation launched its new Australia marketing campaign on Wednesday (September 17) to highlight the region’s strong elements of romance, secluded escape, gentle immersion, my family, history and legends, connection to the envir
Thailand’s MICE and tourism sectors sighed a breath of relief following yesterday’s (September 15) lifting of a two-week-old state of emergency in the capital Bangkok.
TTG Asia Media, organisers of the IT&CMA & CTW Asia Pacific trade show held in Bangkok next month, are reassuring delegates that political unrest in Thailand is limited to specific areas and will not affect the planned show.
Tourism operators in Thailand are urging travellers to rethink cancelling visiting the Southeast Asian nation following the imposition of a state of emergency in Bangkok this week.
Thailand’s share of the MICE market is under threat following the killing of a man and mass street protests in Bangkok that led to the imposition of a state of emergency in the capital on Tuesday (September 4).
The Philippines will this week hosts a MICE forum that looks into the competitive advantage of regional MICE hubs and analyses their success stories to see how they beat the competition.
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.
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.
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.
A 5-star country estate in New Zealand is offering special indulgence packages targeted at the MICE market.
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.
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre today (July 26) nudged ahead of regional counterparts Suntec Singapore and the Hong Kong Convention Centre to win its second consecutive Best Exhibition and Convention Centre in Asia award at the TravelWeekly (Asia) Indu
The Saigontourist Travel Service (STS) Company has this year welcomed nearly 18,300 visitors on MICE tours, representing a 17 per cent increase to the corresponding period in 2007.
Bangkok is setting the groundwork for a global campaign to promote itself as a hub for exhibitions and boost its competitiveness in the MICE industry.