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Hilton Mandalay, Myanmar, opens with a ballroom spanning 256 sqm

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Hilton Mandalay has opened its door for guests. Hilton Mandalay offers 231 guest rooms. Many of the hotel’s guest rooms have private balconies and select rooms feature expansive terraces. Kitchenettes are available in several rooms, making Hilton Mandalay an ideal choice for extended stays and families. “As the former royal capital of Myanmar, Mandalay is an exciting destination for business and leisure travelers alike with its bustling industry and abundance of cultural, religious and historic attractions,” said Sean Wooden, vice president, brand management, Asia Pacific, Hilton. “We look forward to expanding our presence in this sought-after travel destination and introducing Hilton’s world-renowned hospitality to Mandalay-bound travelers.” Hilton Mandalay provides a convenient base for travelers seeking to explore major attractions within the city such as Mandalay Hill, U Bein Bridge and Mahamuni Pagoda, as well as those looking to explore some of Myanmar’s most popular destinations including the ancient city of Bagan, the scenic hill town of Pyin Oo Lwin and the majestic Inle Lake. Gourmands in Mandalay can look forward to dining at Café Mandalay, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant with a vast selection of authentic South East Asian and local cuisines. The space is stylishly designed with a live open kitchen and impressive wine wall. Guests may also choose to relax at the lobby bar or unwind at the Poolside Pavilion. Bungkus, an upscale deli in the lobby, serves delectable pastries and quick bites for travelers on the go. Offering flexible event space, including a ballroom spanning 256 square meters, Hilton Mandalay is ideal for business groups, small meetings and social events. The hotel also offers a swimming pool, a large Jacuzzi and a fully equipped fitness center that …

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ASEAN tourism ministers recognise successful MICE venues

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Tourism Ministers from 10 ASEAN countries recently presented the certificate of ASEAN MICE Venue Standards (AMVS) to successful MICE venues from member countries namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam during the 37th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF2018) held during January 22-26, 2018, in Chiang Mai. Supawan Teerarat, Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Development and Innovation, TCEB, said, “The AMVS programme has been developed as a result of the nationwide success of the Thailand MICE Venue Standard (TMVS) which initiated by TCEB.  TCEB has defined a strategic roadmap throughout the development course and has been working closely with the nine member countries, namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. TCEB had organised five meetings to provide details and clarify the criteria of the AMVS standards for the member countries. At present, the AMVS cover three categories, namely (1) Meeting/Conference Venue or Room (2) Exhibition Venue, and (3) Event Venue. The standards include three key criteria namely 1. Physical Setting (32 indicators) 2. Technology (10 indicators) and 3. Service (13 indicators). There are altogether 55 indicators while all of the country members had participated and nominated the venues for the assessment.”   List of venues certified ASEAN MICE Venue Standard (AMVS) Brunei 1.       Radisson Hotel Brunei Darussalam 2.       The Empire Hotel & Country Club 3.       V plaza Hotel Brunei Darussalam   Cambodia 1.       Sokha Siem Reap Resort & Convention Center 2.       Garden City Hotel 3.       Sokhalay Angkor Resort and Spa Hotel 4.       Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort 5.       Apsara Palace Resort & Conference Center Indonesia 1.       Bali Nusa Dua Hotel 2.       Raffles Jakarta 3.       Four Season Hotel Jakarta 4.       The Trans Resort …

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36th ATF begins in Singapore from Jan 16-20

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The 36th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) has commenced in Singapore from January 16-20, 2017. Themed “Shaping Our Tourism Journey Together,” ATF 2017 will support the continuous, collective efforts by ASEAN members to address challenges and opportunities as ASEAN jointly develops and grows the tourism industry in the region. The highlights of the event include official launch of VisitASEAN@50 Campaign at the Opening Gala on January 18. It will also impart information on Singapore’s new marketing strategy; Visit Laos Year 2018; Vietnam’s new visa policies, including the visa exemption policy for European tourists; Myanmar’s update on tourism performance, skills development initiatives, and its new destination marketing promotions for 2017.

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