Avani Hotels & Resorts has banned all single-use plastic straws

Avani Hotels & Resorts has announced the banning of plastic straws at all of its hotels and resorts worldwide. The total ban re-affirms Avani’s commitment to environmental conservation and sustainability at each destination. The company says that today’s traveller demands exciting and authentic experiences while visiting a destination, which includes supporting sustainable practices in local…


MITEC’s key economic development role recognised at industry awards

The Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) was honoured with the Special Recognition Award for Best Strategic Public-Private Partnership at the MACEOS Business Events Excellence Awards 2018. MITEC won the recognition for its contribution to developing key economic sectors in Malaysia. MITEC’s success has been a game changer for the nation’s business events industry and…


Ovation Global DMC unveils its wOw factor

Ovation Global DMC presented its wOw Award winners at IMEX America, recognising the outstanding quality of individuals, institutions or organisations whose passion, talent and expertise have made the greatest contributions to the development and advancement of the global MICE industry. The winners included: Category: wOw of the wOws Name: Pablo Sismanian (Meeting Industry Coordinator at…


Sarawak running agri-fam trip to promote agriculture growth

Sarawak Convention Bureau is set to spur the Malaysian state’s agriculture sector growth with plans to leverage Business Events through its new platform feeding in to government ministries and agencies – the BESarawak Alliance (BESA). One of BESA’s first initiatives is an agriculture-based familiarisation trip (Agri-Fam) taking place in conjunction with the inaugural Sarawak AgroFest…

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