Southeast Asia holds vast potential in terms of tourism. 2015 saw tourist arrivals reach 108 million, a staggering 44-percent increase from 74 million tourist arrivals in 2010. Of those 108 million visitors, 50 million came from within Southeast Asia itself. The idea of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts is not lost on this region. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is an organization comparable to the European Union with its enduring effort to achieve regional solidarity. Manila, Philippines, recently hosted the 35th annual ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF). This year’s theme was “ASEAN–One Community for Sustainability.”
February 2016: Hotel openings, renovations, expansions
Singapore-based Camilla Chiam became vice president of public relations & communications for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s Asia-Pacific region. Juan Bochenski became executive chef and F&B director at Cap Juluca in Anguilla, British West Indies. Nicholas Emery became general manager of the Regent Beijing. Paolo Cazzin became sales & marketing director at the Palazzo Victoria in Verona, Italy. Arturo Eduardo Avila […]
If you’ve ever been to a meeting or conference, you know how hard it is for people to stick to their agendas. Here are 10 ways to keep your meeting on time.
Every year you’re in charge of the big event. You know your audience. You know the hotel and catering teams. You’ve been doing it so long that you even know to ask the concierge about her daughter. Given the great location and how easy it is to work with the remote staff, you locked in a multiyear contract with the venue, saving your company tens of thousands of dollars annually.
Then, seemingly out of nowhere, the organizers behind the biggest event in your industry announce they’re changing the date of their annual conference. It will be held the same week, or right before or after, your event. Despite your attendees’ loyalty, they’ll have to choose, and the odds are not in your favor.
Email is the No. 1 communication channel for 85 percent of event planners in a study just released by the event-management software company Bizzabo.