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New TCEB campaign: “Thailand: REDEFINE Your Business Events”

Sep 23, 2018

TCEB today announced a launch of its new brand marketing communication campaign “Thailand: Redefine Your Business Events”. The new campaign has prompted the bureau to redefine its role as an industry’s partner for success. Tapping into the growing opportunities from the country’s economic development landscape and the expansion of Asia market, TCEB is committed to promoting Thailand’s position as a hub of ASEAN MICE.

 

Mrs. Nichapa Yoswee, Senior Vice President of the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization) or TCEB, said that Asia has been a fast-growing market for Thailand’s MICE industry supported by remarkable growth rates of MICE travellers...more >>

News from the Global Meetings Industry

MICE-Contact Career News: Area director of sales and marketing, IHG Northern Gulf, Dorien Smit

Sep 23, 2018

In her new position, Smit will be tasked with overseeing and driving sales operations, marketing initiatives and revenue optimisation channels for 12 IHG hotels in Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait....more >>

The Indian Hotels Company signs agreement for fourth Taj hotel in Dubai

Sep 23, 2018

The Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest and most iconic hospitality company, announced the signing of a new Taj hotel at the Deira Creek in Dubai in partnership with Ithra Dubai LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Investment Corporation of Dubai....more >>

IHG® to open first Kimpton® in the UK next month

Sep 23, 2018

IHG® will soon debut its boutique luxury brand Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants® in the UK with the opening of Kimpton Fitzroy London late October 2018. ...more >>

PATA welcomes National Geographic Traveller (UK) as its newest media partner

Sep 23, 2018

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a new media partnership agreement with National Geographic Traveller (UK), the UK edition of National Geographic Traveler (US) — one of the most widely read magazines in the world. The UK magazine is one of 18 international editions in 15 lanuagaes that together reach more than 32 countries.

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UNWTO Conference in Valladolid to Discuss Innovative Tourism Experiences in Urban Destinations

Sep 23, 2018

Innovation, traveller demand for diverse and authentic experiences in cities, and urban tourism governance models will be the central themes of the “UNWTO Conference on City Breaks: Creating Innovative Experiences”, to be held in Valladolid, Spain, on 15-16 October 2018....more >>

PATA Youth Symposium inspires the next generation of tourism leaders in Langkawi, Malaysia

Sep 14, 2018

The PATA Youth Symposium, hosted by the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) and the Alumni Association of UiTM Students' Representative Council (PIMPIN) in collaboration with the PATA Malaysia Chapter, Tourism Malaysia and Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark, took place on September 12, 2018 on the first day of PATA Travel Mart 2018 with the theme ‘Inspiring Tourism Leaders of Tomorrow’....more >>

TCEB moves forward to implement MICE venue standards, leveraging ASEAN MICE towards international...

Sep 14, 2018

Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization) or TCEB is moving forward to leverage MICE venues to achieve ASEAN venue standards. Highlighting the role of Thailand as the leader of regional MICE standard development, TCEB has a high hope to equalise regional venue standards in regard to compete on a global scale. ...more >>

TCEB showcases 13 years of its MICE development path with 1 trillion revenue generated to the...

Sep 14, 2018

TCEB announced performances over 13 years of its establishment at the Thailand MICE Forum 2018: Redefining Our Industry. The bureau reported, more than one trillion baht of the MICE revenue has been generated to Thailand’s economy. ...more >>

First Asian MICE Cruise Conference Launches At IT&CMA 2018

Aug 30, 2018

IT&CMA 2018 will debut the region’s first-ever Asian MICE Cruise Conference on 18 September as part of the show’s 3-day business, education and networking programme....more >>

Thailand visitor arrivals in Jan-Jul 2018 up 11%

Aug 30, 2018

Thailand welcomed visitor arrivals of 22,657,730 in January-July 2018, up by 11% over the same period of 2017, according to preliminary figures tabulated by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. Estimated visitor expenditure also rose significantly, up 14.44 percent to 1.18 trillion Baht. ...more >>

MICE-Contact Career News: Cluster general manager, Erbil Rotana and Erbil Arjaan by Rotana, Ramy...

Aug 29, 2018

Haykal, a Lebanese national, kick-started his career in hospitality in 1996 and has worked with a number of international hotel brands since then. He most recently served as the general manager of Crowne Plaza Beirut and played a pivotal role in driving the business and leading the hotel’s operations. Prior to that, he worked as the cluster general manager of Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Downtown in Abu Dhabi....more >>

Chinese mega-conference broadcasts online to over a million viewers

Aug 29, 2018

The Shenyang New World EXPO in China (EXPO) successfully hosted the 2018 Chinese Conference on Oncology, one of the largest international conferences ever to be held in northeast China....more >>

Hertz partners Chailease to drive its brands in Taiwan

Aug 29, 2018

The Hertz Corporation has launched a referral partnership with Taiwanese car rental company Chailease Auto Rental. Through the new alliance, Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty’s customers travelling to Taiwan will now have access to all of Chailease’s rental services in the market. These include a variety of car rental options as well as short- and long-term leasing at more than 19 locations, which will be co-branded with Hertz....more >>

Vietjet deploys A321 on Thai routes

Aug 29, 2018

Vietjet has confirmed it will deploy its newest A321 aircraft on some flights to Chiang Mai. Vietjet is the first airline to assign the 230-seat aircraft to a domestic route in Thailand replacing the smaller 180-seat A320 on two flights daily to Chiang Mai during the morning and evening peak traffic hours....more >>

The Golden City Gate opens again

Aug 29, 2018

The Golden City Gate (or the City Gate Award) is a yearly organized event that presents the Multimedia Award 2019 for the tourism industry. More and more tourism companies are using touristic films to present themselves in different media channels - such as social media, apps and interactive websites....more >>

More Than Just Consumer Travel, JTB Demonstrates MICE and DMC Capabilities at IT&CMA 2018 Debut

Aug 27, 2018

JTB Corporation’s Asia Pacific Headquarters (JTB APHQ) will make their exhibiting debut at IT&CMA 2018, engaging with buyers and media through an additional hosted luncheon and Association Day destination presentation slot, to showcase their global MICE capabilities and PCO services for Japan and the region. JTB Thailand and Kobe Convention Bureau will also exhibit alongside....more >>

Dusit International Continues Middle East Expansion with First Hotel in Qatar

Aug 23, 2018

Thailand-based global hospitality company Dusit International has signed a management agreement with the Al Majed Group to operate Dusit Doha Hotel. Set to open in Q4 2018 this will be the group’s first Dusit-branded property in Qatar....more >>

Over 300 Intl. Companies and Brands Confirmed For 14th International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City...

Aug 21, 2018

The definitive travel trade event in the Mekong sub-region will also have the support of 300 Hosted Buyers from over 40 countries and 26 Hosted Media from 16 countries. The 14th edition of the International Travel Expo, Ho Chi Minh City (ITE HCMC) will make a spectacular return in just two weeks’ time, with a strong entourage of more than 300 companies and brands from Australia, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. The organisers are also expecting local exhibitor participation from 37 provinces and cities in Vietnam....more >>

UnionPay offers Chinese outbound tourists smooth payment services this summer

Aug 19, 2018

According to a recent report jointly issue by the China Tourism Academy and Ctrip.com, tourists traveling abroad during this summer may account for 1/5 of all Chinese outbound tourists year round. These tourists are able to enjoy payment convenience offered by UnionPay via its acceptance network across 170 countries and regions, covering more than 25 million merchants and 1.7 million ATMs....more >>

ICCA Members unite in Mexico to learn the intricacies of successful global bidding

Aug 19, 2018

Amsterdam, Netherlands: Leading global meetings industry suppliers gathered at ICCA’s Global Bidding workshop on 17 July 2018 at World Meetings Forum Vidanta – Riviera Nayarit 2018, Mexico, to discuss the best practices of bidding for international association meetings, using Houston’s successful bid for the 2019 ICCA Congress as the basis for discussion....more >>