APAC

FCM report forecasts flights across APAC region to grow by a fifth in Q4

FCM Consulting, part of the Flight Centre Travel Group, has released its APAC Quarterly Trend Report Q3-2021 reporting a Q4-2021 forecast growth of 19.7% in flights across the APAC region. In numbers that would be an extra 419,000 flights. The outlook for accommodation is also more optimistic with forward bookings up 17% on 2020 across the APAC region. The report uses global data sourced from FCM ...

Emergence of the ‘new’ hybrid

International branding agency INVNT’s CEO and COO of the INVNT Group Kristina McCoobery, INVNT APAC MD Laura Roberts, and INVNT EMEA MD Claudia Stephenson reflect on how their agency has worked with the new hybrid reality:   We’ve seen conferences and meetings take on many different iterations across the globe since last March, as a result of coronavirus restrictions on in-person gatherings, ...

CWT appoints new head of global market management and development, APAC

Travel management specialist CWT has appointed Cheng Meng Hwang (pictured) as head of global market management and development (GMD) to its APAC leadership team, effective 10 August. Based in Singapore and reporting into Belinda Hindmarsh, SVP, head of global market management and development, Hwang will be responsible for ensuring customer expectations are met within the region, while steering th...

New PCMA appointments to lead expansion in APAC, EMEA and LATAM regions

Global industry association PCMA announced, 29 July, a new and expanded leadership structure designed to support business events communities throughout the APAC, EMEA and LATAM regions. President and CEO, Sherrif Karamat, said: “There has never been a greater need for people and communities everywhere to come together to confront our economic and social challenges.” With the intention of growing P...

PCMA launches APAC-specific digital event course

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has adapted its Digital Event Strategist course specifically for the APAC region. The revised course will now cater specifically for APAC business events and marketing professionals planning a hybrid or digital meeting. Regional experts will be available to answer questions and share their local experience. The APAC experts provide “expert ...