Category Archives: Meetings

Gurgaon to host BLTM from Oct 24-25

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The Business and Luxury Travel Mart (BLTM) from October 24-25, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Gurgaon, aims to feature sellers from global business, MICE and luxury travel suppliers with hundreds of qualified hosted buyers from all over India. Sanjiv Agarwal, Chairman of Fairfest Media Ltd, said, “Hundreds of genuine hosted buyers will be flown in from all parts of India and neighbouring countries. Additionally, the venue Gurgaon NCR will provide a rich hinterland of high-value corporate buyers in thousands, who will be also accorded the same status as hosted buyers.”

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TCEB launches TIME 2016 – MICE knowledge exchange

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Offering the MICE industry a new platform for knowledge exchange and business negotiations among MICE operators and to support the MI business, the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization) TCEB has launched the first Thailand Incentive & Meeting Exchange 2016 programme or TIME 2016. Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, President of TCEB said: “The Business Meetings & Incentives or MI segment of the MICE industry has achieved its target last year in terms of visitor numbers and revenues. Last year, the MICE industry as a whole attracted 1,095,995 visitors, contributing THB 95.9 billion baht (US$2.7 billion) to total MICE industry revenues.”

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Thailand MICE industry back to normal post attacks

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The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has issued a statement informing international stakeholders that Thailand’s MICE industry continues to operate as normal, and that all public and private sector stakeholders are working together to monitor the situation. This came as an affirmative statement following recent explosions in public areas in some Thai provinces. All hotels, venues and attractions are open and ready to welcome business travellers. Transportation links, major roads and airports continue to operate, including Bangkok’s BTS Skytrain and MRT services and both Don Muang and Suvarnabhumi International Airports, the statement said.

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Sri Lanka YOY surges 15% through Indian MICE

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According to the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, the country is emerging as a high potential incentive destination and corporate venue with a growth of over 15% YOY, and over 233,000 MICE visitors from India in the past six years. Sri Lanka Convention Bureau and SriLankan Airlines has joined hands with Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. to harness MICE travel to Sri Lanka. Rajeev D. Kale, President & Country Head – Leisure Travel, MICE, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. said, “Sri Lanka is an island nation steeped in history, with an exciting diversity of spectacular experiences, which coupled with its cultural heritage, engaging outdoor activities and culinary delights, make it a must-visit destination for MICE travellers.”

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Carlson Rezidor opens in Karjat to give MICE a boost

Atanu Dey, GM radisson Blu Karjat, Debashish Chakraborty Director Hill Resort & Spa Pvt Ltd, Mr Raj Rana CEO Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group South Asia & Suhashish Chakraborty

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is focusing on the south and north-east regions of India for growth. “Globally, India, China and Indonesia offer a vast opportunity for growth. But India has the most potential,” said Raj Rana, Chief Executive Officer, South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group while at the launch of Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Karjat, near Mumbai. This is the group’s 77th hotel in India. Out of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s seven brands, Radisson Blu, which is its core brand, has the highest number of properties in India and the 102- key Karjat property is its first Resort & Spa in the country, aimed at attracting international and domestic leisure and MICE traffic.

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Kerala projects Muziris as MICE destination

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Kerala Tourism’s eco-adventure, Project Muziris, aims to reinstate the historical and cultural significance of the legendary port of Muziris and promote Kerala as a MICE and wedding destination. Eco-adventure tour,  focused on the hills and forests of the Western Ghats, will be part of the tourism scheme. U V Jose,  Director of Kerala Tourism says, “Our main objective is to promote newly started initiatives. From picture perfect landscapes and exciting getaways to rich culture and heritage, the state has a lot to showcase, not to forget the delectable cuisine, music and art.”

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Dubai to host CRS 2016

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Dubai is set to host the Corporate Restructuring Summit (CRS)  2016, the first event of its kind in the GCC region place from November 8-9, 2016 at the Dusit Thani Hotel. According to International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Middle East,  saw an estimated US$12 billion worth of bad debt being restructured in the past five years and debt restructuring worth US$78 billion will be required in the next two years in the UAE alone. The summit will focus on the challenges that financial institutions face and the opportunities for financially troubled corporate in the Middle East to remain sustainable.

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Ras Al Khaimah’s MICE figures from India looking up

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The MICE India and Luxury Travel Congress (MILT) 2016, held in Mumbai, showcased Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (TDA) as a perfect MICE and luxury destination. The event served as a suitable platform to market and gain smart partnerships with potential Indian buyers. Haitham Mattar, CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority said, “Ras Al Khaimah is witnessing a positive trend from India, which has been identified as one of the fastest and strongest growing source markets in terms of visitor figures. We are focusing on promoting Ras Al Khaimah as a boutique destination for meetings, incentives and events. MILT provides a unique platform to meet high-end buyers and wedding planners looking for new destinations to promote.”

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Crowne Plaza Singapore Changi Airport opens S$82m wing for transit travellers

CROWNE PLAZE CHIANGI AIRPORT

In a bid to increase the numbers of visitors, Crowne Plaza Singapore Changi Airport opened an extension with 243 business rooms in a 10-storey building. The new extension has S$82 million invested by OUE Airport Hotel Pte Ltd (OUEAH). The hotel is looking to market itself towards multinationals in Singapore. “For Crowne Plaza Singapore Changi Airport, it is also the hotel’s strategic location at Terminal 3 and seamless connectivity to Changi Airport that make it the best choice for transiting passengers and business travellers, especially those visiting the nearby business parks and MICE venue,” said Sunshine Wong, General Manager, Crowne Plaza Singapore Changi Airport.

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Saudi to invest SAR6bn on MICE industry

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The Saudi Government is planning to invest SAR6 billion to become the leading destination for the MICE industry by 2020. It is estimated that its MICE visitors spending was 20 per cent of the total tourism revenue, recording SAR10 billion annually. This trend is expected to surge in the coming year. Riyadh Exhibitions Company offers the highest level of trade shows like the Riyadh Motor Show, the Saudi Print & Pack and Plastics & Petrochemical, Saudi Build, Saudi Agriculture, Saudi Health, which are vital to the sector.

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