From MICE Biz

Budget constraints
by Euan McKirdy

Despite outperforming the sluggish economy, there are fears in the MICE industry that financial realities may be catching up. MICE has been a stalwart of the travel industry - a key component of...

Hi-tech support
by Euan McKirdy

You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone in the MICE industry who isn't connected via social media. From the fun and frivolous to the serious and connected, Facebook, Twitter, Sina Weibo and LinkedIn...

Earth-friendly
by Nazvi Careem

The hospitality industry in Asia has latched onto the green bandwagon in an attempt to capture the growing demand for eco-friendly events, with countries such as Singapore adopting government-...

Prized locations
by Vera Lye

National tourist offices (NTOs) in Asia, hungry for MICE business, have been dangling carrots to entice global organisers to their respective destinations. From Sarawak to Singapore, NTOs have...

Island of opportunity
by Keith Chan

Lantau is evolving into a one-stop MICE destination, and its position will strengthen in the next few years with the completion of several infrastructure projects which will turn the island into...

Interview with Walter Yeh
by Lin Yang

Walter Yeh, managing director of the Taiwan MICE Industry Pilot Programme (MEET Taiwan) and executive vice-president of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council, discusses with Lin Yang the...

Water therapy
by Ed Peters

Junk trips are as much a part of Hong Kong life as dim sum; they are as much about having fun as they are about great food. And, with Victoria Harbour and the South China Sea on the doorstep, they...

Flowing strong
by David Powell

A rich cultural and artistic heritage, combined with extensive meeting and exhibition facilities, explain Suzhou's popularity as a MICE destination. The city hosted 90 million visitors last year,...

Historical charm
by Michael Taylor

Ho Chi Minh City, the former Saigon, is a bustling metropolis with tree-lined boulevards, sidewalk cafes, leafy parks and modern skyscrapers. It's hard to find another city in Southeast Asia with...

Spoilt for choice
by Michael Taylor

Bali's MICE industry is clearly on a roll. New hotels and resorts are opening practically every month on the Indonesian island, and they are increasingly MICE oriented. Some of them can host major...