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Thailand Soars to Asia's No. 4 for International Conventions with Over 50 Billion Bt of Q2 2019 Revenue

May 20, 2019

Thailand’s MICE has soared to Asia’s no. 4 for international conventions with the number of meetings that reached 193. In Quarter 2, Thai MICE has continually grown in terms of volume and revenue. The number of domestic and foreign MICE travellers totalling 8 million has contributed to the rise of total revenue by 6.27% or 50 billon baht in value.

The stability well reflects popularity and confidence In Thailand as the region’s leading MICE destination. TCEB is moving on to implement main strategy to penetrate into the ASEAN+6, CLMV and European markets with the revenue goal of 220 billion baht in 2019.

Mr. Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, President of Thailand Convention &...more >>

News from the Global Meetings Industry

IAEE Names SmartSource as the Official AV Partner for Expo! Expo! 2019

May 04, 2019

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE) announces its selection of SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals (SmartSource®) as the official audio-visual services contractor for Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition to be held 3-5 December 2019 in Las Vegas, Nev....more >>

GVB Board Director Flori-Anne dela Cruz named 2019 PATA Face of the Future

May 04, 2019

Flori-Anne dela Cruz, youth representative to the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) Board of Directors, is today named as the 2019 PATA Face of the Future. This is the most prestigious honour open to young tourism professionals in the Asia Pacific region....more >>

ICCA Board of Directors selects Senthil Gopinath as incoming CEO

May 04, 2019

ICCA’s Board of Directors has selected Senthil Gopinath to serve as the organisation’s new CEO. As per ICCA by-laws, the Board made the selection in a closed-vote process, with Gopinath winning by majority vote. He will begin the new role in April 2019....more >>

Colombia hosts UNWTO Tourism Tech Adventure: Scaling Up

May 04, 2019

Cartagena de Indias (Colombia), 30 April 2019 – The ‘UNWTO Tourism Tech Adventure: Scaling Up´ organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) with the support of the Colombian government, gathered 700 participants from around the world. Start-ups, academia, corporations, investors, business incubators and accelerators, discussed with the public sector how to strengthen and scale innovative business ideas for sustainable tourism development. ...more >>

ITB China announces Air China as new partner airline

Apr 23, 2019

Air China will be the partner airline of ITB China 2019 marking the first time that China’s national flag carrier will hold this title. Air China and ITB China, which is set to take place from 15 to 17 May in Shanghai, have recently signed a corresponding partnership agreement....more >>

Giant rush at the ceremony The Golden City Gate 2019

Apr 11, 2019

The Film- Print- and MultiMedia-Competition “The Golden City Gate” took place this year for the 19th time during the ITB Berlin. The award recognizes tourist contributions in various categories, which are assessed by an international jury on the basis of a points system. All works with a tourist background can be submitted....more >>

Mobile Payments In Travel & Tourism: Unlocking The Potential

Apr 11, 2019

With 83% of passengers travelling with them, mobile devices are an essential part of the travel journey today. More and more travellers are using mobile devices to pay for travel-related services and an increasing number of service providers are implementing mobile payment options to help travellers pay for the travel products and services they use. ...more >>

TAT Wedding Workshop drives dramatic growth from China

Apr 11, 2019

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Shanghai Dao Pu Wen Culture Communication (Top One) organised a “Wedding Industry Workshop & Trade Meet” event and fam trip for Chinese wedding planners and agents during 8-12 April, 2019, in Thailand....more >>

Call for Nominations Open to Serve on GBTA Board of Directors

Apr 11, 2019

GBTA’s Board elections are held each year in conjunction with the annual Convention. Volunteering on the Board is a chance for our industry’s leaders to make a long-term positive impact on our profession. This message is meant to advise you of the GBTA Board election process and to invite you to participate by nominating candidates for vacant positions. We hope that you will choose to participate by nominating a peer – or even yourself....more >>

Capture your share of the Chinese outbound tourism and MICE market at the next PATAcademy-HCD in...

Apr 11, 2019

The 12th PATAcademy-HCD workshop, under the theme ‘Chinese Outbound Tourism Market’, is set to take place at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Engagement Hub in Bangkok, Thailand on July 1-2, 2019.


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Luring Vietnamese MICE Travelers

Apr 11, 2019

The impressive 110% growth rate of Vietnamese MICE travelers has tempted TCEB, led by Mrs. Nichapa Yoswee, Senior Vice President – Business, to organize road show in Vietnam. Starting in Hanoi, TCEB offers “Fly and Meet Double Bonus Redefined” reward campaign to encourage travel agents in Vietnam to bring MI travelers to Thailand....more >>

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Launches Innovative Solution For Clients To Coincide With Global...

Apr 11, 2019

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) marked the fourth annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) by launching its new ESC (Exhibition Service Centre) portal. The ESC portal allows event organisers and their exhibitors to easily access and order a variety of add-on services for their events – 24/7....more >>

ICCA’s Elif Balci Fisunoglu receives prestigious ACE of MICE "Outstanding Service Award"

Apr 11, 2019

In recognition of her contributions to the growth of the international meetings industry, both through her global advocacy as ICCA Regional Director Europe and during her meetings industry career in Turkey, Elif Balci Fisunoglu was handed the prestigious “Outstanding Service Award” by leading Turkish exhibition ACE of M.I.C.E. at the 7th ACE of M.I.C.E. Meetings and Events Awards ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey on 4th April. ...more >>

Tourism, Transport and Aviation Ministers Unite for the Future of Air Transport and Development in...

Apr 11, 2019

The First Ministerial Conference on Air Transport and Tourism in Africa co-organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Government of Cabo Verde was held in Sal Island, Cabo Verde, attracting over 20 Ministers of Tourism, Transport and Aviation from Africa....more >>

UNWTO Convenes Cities in Lisbon to Cooperate on a Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Tourism Agenda

Apr 11, 2019

The first UNWTO Mayors Forum for Sustainable Urban Tourism, co-organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Ministry of Economy of Portugal and the Lisbon Municipality concluded Friday in Lisbon, Portugal. The event gathered Mayors and high-level city representatives from around the world, UN agencies and the private sector, to design a shared leadership aimed at ensuring that tourism helps creating cities for all....more >>

AccorHotels signs two new hotels in Vietnam

Mar 17, 2019

Slated to open in the fourth quarter of 2021, the opening of Mövenpick Resort Van Phong and Mövenpick Resort & Spa Halong Bay will add 525 rooms to the growing portfolio in the region. ...more >>

Ushering In A New Era Of Elegance, The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin Unveils Art Deco Glamour

Mar 17, 2019

The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin today announced the culmination of its 40 million euro renovation. This meticulous refurbishment, largely funded by its ownership Beisheim Group, heralds in a new era of elegance through refreshed guestrooms and suites, conference, wellness, lobby and lounge areas and the addition of POTS, a new restaurant. Each space evokes a vision of Berlin in the 1920s, with guests encountering creative details and thoughtful references to the golden era of German cinema....more >>

New IHG® Hotels & Resorts study reveals 80% of travellers struggle to sleep when staying away from...

Mar 17, 2019

A global study commissioned by IHG® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has revealed that a lack of sleep is a primary concern for travellers, with four in five (80%) stating they have trouble sleeping when travelling away from home....more >>

Bright Future Ahead for MICE in FY2019 Thailand's MICE industry sees more than 6,600,000 MICE...

Mar 17, 2019

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization) or TCEB unveiled Thailand’s MICE industry performance during the first quarter of the fiscal year 2019. The result underscores Thailand’s position as a leading MICE destination in the region with a total of 6,653,524 MICE travellers generating over 42,525 million baht in revenue to the country. The statistics also show a jump in the growth of international exhibitions while China remains the number one market for international MICE travellers in Thailand....more >>

IAEE Teams Up with EIAP to Support Exhibitions and Events in Poland

Mar 17, 2019

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE) and the Events Industry Association in Poland (EIAP) have entered into an agreement to extend their offerings to members of both organizations in the interest of advancing the exhibitions and events industry in their respective regions....more >>