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Take 5: Melbourne
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Singapore diversions
Beyond the gleaming skyscrapers, swish boutiques, haute cuisine, and renowned conference facilities, the Lion City has down-to-earth experiences for groups. Sanjay Surana selects his earthy eight MORE
 
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Up, up and away Down Under
Australia and New Zealand up the ante with innovative collaboration, a new convention centre and MCEC expansion offset by embracing a wind farm project MORE
 
Ideas
 
DMCs face dilemmas in the year ahead
New destinations may be emerging to entice incentive travel and conference groups, but so too are the challenges organisers face. Steve Cray reports MORE
 
Trade shows battle to stay in the game
Exhibitions targeting business-event travel are on a tightrope as planners tire of old ways. Despite innnovation, Steve Cray finds traditional formats resisting change if money is still made MORE
 
Case Studies
 
Disney buyout unites
Hong Kong Disneyland’s Explorers Lodge welcomes 1,500-strong group from Taiwan as part of five-day incentive MORE
 
Banking on Bali hospitality
It was all hands on deck when The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali welcomed thousands of delegates from 189 countries for the IMF and World Bank Group Annual Meeting MORE
 
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Show Off
 
New year . . . new opportunities

JAPANESE hospitality, teambuilding in South Africa, the Asian Television Awards, an America's Got Talent juggler and a charity event in Bangkok make up a mixed bag of attractions in our latest showcase. Do you have an event you would like to show off as Year of the Pig gets under way? If so, send us the details by clicking the "Show Off" link above and following the simple on-screen instructions. In picture order: 

ROLL OUT THE SAKE

HIROSHIMA is banging the sake drum for more business event groups to visit. The city’s convention bureau has been showing off a unique restaurant venue tucked away in a mountain pass. Irori-sanzoku is part of a complex of traditional Japanese-style buildings that includes a castle and offers a great evening out for groups seeking omotenashi, the unique local approach to hospitality.

HATS OFF TO CATALYST

TEAMBUILDING groups from across the world gathered in South Africa for the Catalyst Team Development Industry Conference. Hong Kong’s Team Building Asia were among the 45 companies representing 60 countries at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park, on the slopes of a two billion-year-old volcano. Several CSR-related activities were launched that clients will be seeing in the months to come.

ASHINE IN SARAWAK

STARS of Korean soap operas and K-pop were among the TV celebrities shining at the 23rd Asian Television Awards. It was the first time the event was held in Malaysia and around 200 channels across Asia were represented. Miss World Malaysia, Larissa Ping Liew, even took time to pose with Sarawakians at Borneo Convention Centre in Kuching, where the event was held.

JUGGLER GOT TALENT

TRAVEL industry executives are quite used to juggling different tasks, but at the Business Traveller Asia Pacific Awards they enjoyed the antics of America’s Got Talent semi-finalist Ivan Pecel. The Californian even roped in airline and hotel bosses into his act at the Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong.

CHARITABLE CHATRIUM

CHATRIUM Hotel Riverside Bangkok opened its ballroom to 80 children from the Foundation for the Blind in Thailand. The highlight of the evening was the award of scholarships to all the youngsters.     


Submitted on 1 Feb 2019
 
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