Press Room

2019

Azerbaijan Ventures into Southeast Asia Market at ITB Asia 2019

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Azerbaijan Tourism Board (ATB) took the opportunity to introduce its ‘Take Another Look’ campaign at Azerbajan during the trade show. ATB looked at exploring collaboration with destination management companies from...

ITB Asia 2019 Breaks Previous Years’ Record with More than 27,000 Business Appointments Made

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This year the show attracted 13,000 attendees from 132 countries and territories with over 1,300 exhibitors and more than 1,250 buyers. The three-day exhibition noted a 7.4 percent year-on-year growth...

Global Tourism Economy Forum・Macao 2019 Adjourns with Success – Unveils New Avenues for Progress in Tourism and Leisure

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The 8th edition of Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF or the Forum), under the theme of ‘Tourism and Leisure: Roadmap to a Beautiful Life’, puts Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Beautiful Life concept at the core of...

AIME 2020 Knowledge Exchange – An Exploration of Human Connections and Experiences

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The show has announced the theme for its much-anticipated 2020 Knowledge Exchange.  It is aimed at  to inspire communities to connect through authentic learning experiences and human-centred interactions. AIME 2020...

TCEB Launches Four Economic Corridor Projects to Boost Trade, Investment and Logistics in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region

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The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is co-hosting and supporting conferences as a platform to enhance trade and investment with Thailand’s neighbouring countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS),...

IT&CMA and CTW Asia Pacific 2019 Introduces New Initiatives

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The IT&CMA and CTW Asia Pacific 2019 concluded on a high with delegates expressing positive experiences across the board, as a variety of business, learning and networking objectives were met...

TCEB Highlights its 4M Strategy in the Global MICE Market at Opening of 2019 IT&CMA & CTW

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At the official press conference of the tradeshow, TCEB focused the media’s attention on the bureau’s 4Ms that is Meet Now, Meet Mega, Meet Smart and Meet Sustainable. TCEB has joined...

Global Tourism Economy Forum – Tourism and Leisure: Roadmap to a Beautiful Life

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GTEF or “the Forum” will convene in Macao from October 13 and 14. Centred on the concept of ‘Beautiful Life’ raised by President Xi Jinping, the Forum will lead forward-thinking...

Seoul’s MICE Uniqueness is in its Diversity

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Cities from around the world are competing to be the preferred destination for MICE and what sets Seoul, the capital of Korea apart from the rest, is its diversity, which...

Twenty Second Edition of Corporate Travel World Asia-Pacific (CTW APAC) Reveals Re-Designed Programme with New Segments, Advisory Panel and Trending Topics

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CTW APAC will present a reformatted two-day programme with new segments added to fully engage attending corporate travel and procurement professionals. Apart from focusing on education sessions, this year, corporate...

TCEB Showcases Bangkok and Hua Hin under its Redefine Business Experience Campaign for MICE Travellers

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This year’s international media familiarisation trip the two destinations, were selected for the hosted members of the media to acquaint themselves with new attractions and activities at a community level...

How to Engage the Younger Generation

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By Lesley Williams, market development director of BestCities The theme for BestCities Global Forum 2019 in Copenhagen is ‘the future of meetings’ - what does that mean? The world is...

MICE Show Asia 2019 Conference Focus is on ‘Winning the Hearts of MICE Buyers’

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Speakers from across the industry, is set to share their expertise on technology, marketing and MICE developments during the inaugural MICE Show Asia conference which will take place alongside ITB...

Macau to Have its Own Iconic International Convention Centre

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By the first half of 2021, Macau will have a world-class event venue. Galaxy Entertainment Group announced at the IBTM China 2019, its latest addition to its integrated resort precinct....

IBTM China’s New Initiatives Connect, Educate and Inspire

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After two full days of meetings, networking and education sessions, IBTM China ended on a high, with this year’s new show features proving a hit with the almost 4,000 event...

Making it Easy for Anyone to be a Tourist in Asia

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GROUND Asia a student travel company has created responsible traveller training module and made them free for anyone interested in travelling responsibly. The move means that everyone can learn how...

SMF 2019 Breaks Through New Perspectives and Forge Partnerships to Transform the Business Events Industry

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Design experience, digital transformation, storytelling, community engagement and passionate people are the highlights framed in the key takeaways at the recent Singapore MICE Forum (SMF) held at Resorts World Sentosa…

Seoul Steps Up Efforts to Train and Support Local MICE Talent

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Seoul provided a compelling backdrop on July 5 to help encourage nationwide youths to join the meetings industry at Seoul MICE Future Day 2019, held at Floating Island Convention within the...

TCEB-Business’ Effort to Position Thailand as an Exhibition Hub of ASEAN is shaping up with 2019 One of the Best Years

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This year sees, Thailand hosting the 86th UFI Global Congress, from November 6 to 9 in Bangkok welcoming more than 400 of the global exhibition industry's movers and shakers. In...

ITB Asia 2019 Introduces New Buyers Elite Partner Programme

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Under the new initiative, ITB Asia will provide complimentary hosting to partners that recommend 15 successful buyers to attend the show. This gives partners a platform to develop stronger trade...

Reykjavík Bites the Bid

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The European Film Academy has announced that the European Film Awards will be hosted in Reykjavik in December 2020.  About 1,400 industry people and journalists from other European countries are...

‘Work less, Win more’ Tops the Agenda for IBTM China’s 2019 Knowledge Programme

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Influential thought-leader, disruptor and marketer, Kevin Jackson, is the first in the line-up of exciting speakers for its 2019 event, which will take place in Beijing from 28-29 August 2019....

TCEB Highlights Strategic Campaigns to Capture Imagination of International Planners

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During the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau’s annual event TIME 2019, the bureau announced new campaigns and reiterated existing ones. TIME to MEET campaign which offers up to 500  baht...

Tailoring Business Events to Engage Diverse Audiences

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Tonya Almond is the vice president of knowledge and experience design of PCMA, and has twenty years experience in business events. She stated that relevant, engaging and memorable are three...

HML’s Think Before Plastic initiative Wins UFI Sustainable Development Award 2019

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Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (HML), the professional private management company responsible for the daily operation of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), wins UFI...

IBTM China 2019 Announces Strong Exhibitor Sales

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The trade show is ahead in its  target for exhibitor confirmations with over 60 domestic and international exhibitors already confirmed to attend the event at China National Convention Centre (CNCC) in Beijing...

Māori Tattooing Creates Major Buzz at IMEX

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New Zealand has made its mark at the IMEX meetings trade show in Frankfurt with 10 international delegates receiving tā moko, a traditional Māori tattoo. The presence of tā moko...

ITB Asia Returns with Its Highest Ever Number of Participating National Tourism Organisations

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The Messe Berlin’s travel trade show has seen a 24.4 percent increase in exhibition demand from National Tourism Organisations (NTOs) and Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs) compared to 2018. Four months...

New Thailand Pavilion Design for Trade Shows an Icon Brand Identity that Reflects Thai Culture

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The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)-Business is strengthening the position of its Thailand National Pavilion as a more effective marketing tool, for showcasing Thai culture and creative possibilities of...

Lights On Vivid Sydney

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Lighting fixtures are being installed throughout the Harbour City in preparation for the upcoming launch of Vivid Sydney on May 24 - the largest festival of light, music and ideas...

Messe Berlin Singapore Launches First MICE Show Asia 2019 – Focus is on APAC’s Burgeoning MICE Sector

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One of the world’s leading trade fair companies, Messe Berlin has announced it will be organising the inaugural MICE Show Asia 2019 in Singapore. The three-day business-to-business travel trade show,...

TCEB-Business CLMV Road Show 2019 Delivers Record Results for Thai MICE industry

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The Cambodia, Laos,Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) road show generated nearly 70 new leads, valued at about THB 400 million (approximately US$ 12.5 million) in revenue, on business events originating from...

Community Footprints by Ritz Carlton – Making a Difference in the Lives and Economy of Local People

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The brand-wide environmental and social responsibility program focuses its efforts on child well-being, poverty relief and the environment. In Bali, the resort dedicated to ‘giving back’ initiated a number of...

Women Making Big Strides in the Hospitality Industry

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It has been historically known that many managerial and executive roles in hotels are dominated by men. This is changing with the times, as more businesses become open to fair...

TCEB‘s New Online MICE Intelligence & Resource Centre Elevates Thailand’s Advantage in MICE to a New Height

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The MICE Intelligence & Resource Centre which is accessible to suppliers, organisers and all players involved in the MICE industry is available at TCEB's website, www.businesseventsthailand.com "The MICE Intelligence &...

ICCA’s Elif Balci Fisunoglu Receives Prestigious ACE of MICE Outstanding Service Award

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From right to left: Mr Egemen Bagis, former Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator, ICCA European Director Elif Balci Fisunoglu (centre) and Volkan Ataman, President of Tourism Medya...

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Launches Innovative Solution for Clients – Coincides With Global Meetings Industry Day

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The Centre marked the fourth annual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) by launching its new Exhibition Service Centre (ESC) - a portal which enables event organisers and their exhibitors’ easy access to...

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London Now Fully Open

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The property will re-open in its entirety on Monday, April 15 having completed the most extensive restoration in its 117-year history.  This includes all new guest rooms and suites and,...

It’s Time We Talked WeChat

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By Nicole Ci, Project Manager at IBTM China Chinese social media giant WeChat (known in China as Weixin) has around one billion active monthly users, making it the country’s most used...

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Partners with City & Guilds and GO1 to Develop Food and Beverage Specialists in Business Events Industry

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Left:  Muhammad Vickneswaran, Director of Human Resources, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Victoria Horrox, Head of Sales East Asia, City & Guilds Group, Alan Pryor, General Manager of the Centre and...

IAAPA Announces Special Events and Program Schedule for IAAPA Expo Asia 2019

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Attractions industry professionals from around the world are invited to take part in several professional networking opportunities and education programs during IAAPA Expo Asia in Shanghai, China this June  11...

Messe Berlin Member of the World Tourism Alliance (WTA)

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Members of WTA include national tourism associations, influential tourism enterprises, academic institutes and other institutions from around the world. Messe Berlin, which is among the top ten trade fair and...

Hong Kong Outbound Market Continues to Grow

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Hong Kong’s travel spending, which rank world’s tenth largest market by total outbound spending in 2016 was up by 5.8 percent to USD25.5 billion in 2017.  In 2018, Hong Kong citizens made 92.21 million...

Attractions Industry’s Premier Event in Asia Returns to Shanghai

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IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry has announced, registration is now open for IAAPA Expo Asia 2019 (formerly Asian Attractions Expo). This year it is expected, more than...

AIME 2019 Opens with a New Look and Closes on a High Note

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The exhibition officially opened on Monday, February 18 with a one day Knowledge Exchange Program of inspiring talks and networking and two days of full meetings between exhibitors and buyers. ...

The Importance of Partnerships by Paul Vallee of BestCities Global Alliance

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Paul Vallee is managing director of the BestCities Global Alliance. He is responsible for the successful delivery of the alliance’s strategic plan, performance monitoring and overseeing its operations. Here he...

This Year’s AIME Embraces Sustainability Collaborates with Green Partners

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The event has announced a series of partnerships with companies set to champion sustainability at the 2019 event and, will see the green initiatives showcased at the Melbourne Convention &...

IAAPA Announces New Global Brand

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The global association for the attractions industry has revamped its brand identity with a new look and logo to demonstrate its readiness to support the global attractions industry well into...

What can We Expect from ITB China this Year

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Nicole Ci the project manager of ITB China discusses in which direction the event is heading: What changes have you made to the show this year? The market in China...

AIME Partners with Guide Dogs Victoria for Industry-First Sensory Experience at Its 2019 Event

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Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) announced an innovative partnership with Australia’s most-trusted charity, Guide Dogs Victoria (GDV), to launch a pop-up sensory experience workshop. Guide Dogs Victoria will...

MITEC Shifts Perceptions of Meeting Venue’s Food and Beverage Offerings

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Taking the cue from global food trend of the ‘click plate’ of sharing food pictures, Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre incorporates Instagram-worthy food presentation and culinary display taking you...

ITB China and China Tourism Association to Extend their Strategic Partnership

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Riding on the success of last year’s edition, ITB China and the China Tourism Association (CTA) renewed their strategic partnerships. David Axiotis, general manager of ITB China and Rungang Zhang,...

ITB China 2019 Renews Partnership with European Travel Commission – Europe Largest Exhibitor at China’s Marketplace for Travel Industry

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Chinese tourism to Europe is increasing and this year’s ITB China sees a rising demand for exhibition space by European destinations - this reflects the trend of Europe remaining the...

Amazing Thailand Countdown 2019 at ICONSIAM

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Tourism Authority of Thailand and ICONSiam has collaborated to organise a New Year celebration in a scale never seen before. Together with other partners, have mapped out a plan to...