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Skybridges pave the way for continued growth in Thailand

The 250-metre-long skybridge from ibis Bangkok IMPACT in Thailand, which leads to the venue’s exhibition halls, is now open to serve hotel guests and visitors. The Thai venue also recently completed a second 200-metre-long bridge connecting Cosmo Bazaar Outlet to indoor and outdoor parking lots, helping to accommodate visitors to KCON 2018 Thailand, Miss Universe 2018 and more. The upgraded facili...

Take-off for Singapore Airlines’ non-stop 19-hour flight

Singapore Airlines will launch, 11 October, the world’s longest non-stop passenger flight. Its long-range Airbus A350-900 aircraft will take 19 hours to fly the Singapore-New York route and carry 161 passengers, non in ‘cattle’ class. There will be two configurations: Business and Premium Economy. The new flight will connect Changi Airport with Newark Liberty International and will beat the record...

Miami MICE

It’s not just seaweed that has been on the rise in Miami this year, with visits and hotel occupation up, as well as room rates. CMW investigates. [hr gap=”30″] With 15.9m visitors in 2017, Greater Miami and the Beaches is one of the world’s most popular destinations. There may be an invasion of seaweed on the beaches in 2018 but The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bur...

All aboard for the Eurostar experiences

Ramy Salameh gets aboard a perfectly ‘MICE’ experience on Eurostar. The announcement that Eurostar has recently launched exclusive ‘on-board experiences’ is a realisation of an initiative that the train operator has been working towards for some time to create. In the last few years Eurostar has brought on track new and refurbished stock; introduced technology innovations, arranged bespoke events ...

Hong Kong’s first high-speed rail line opens this weekend

Following almost 20 years of planning and construction, the Hong Kong Express Rail Link will open fully on 23 September. The rail line will connect the city with the rest of mainland China’s 25,000km long national high-speed rail network for the first time, and will greatly increase travel capability for events. The line will be known as the Vibrant Express, and will travel through 44 stations inc...

In pictures: Adelaide’s largest ever incentive group visit

The Adelaide Convention Bureau’s incentive marketing drive into China has paid dividends, with a 5-day/4-night visit by 750 employees of Joymain, one of China’s largest Science/tech and direct selling companies. The 750 delegates in one wave was Adelaide’s largest single incentive group visit and is the second time the company has visited Australia, with the first being to Sydney in 2015. Joymain ...

ITB Asia focusing on $180bn Muslim travel market

Asian travel trade show ITB Asia is set to focus on the US$180bn Muslim travel market for its 2018 edition. The show has partnered with CrescentRating and Halal Trip for the Halal in Travel summit, which is now in its third year. Its key theme will be ‘Innovation & Technology in the Muslim Travel Space’. ITB Asia will also be launching a newly dedicated Muslim Travel Hub and Pavilion, hosting ...

Industry stalwarts launch new Matcher platform in Brazil

Up to 150 tour operators, including representatives from major airlines operating in Brazil, will be among the first business travel professionals to experience the new Matcher networking platform, which will launch its first edition next year. The initiative is a result of the union of three industry veterans: Jeanine Pires (ex-Embratur and director at Pires e Associados), Ana Maria Donato (ex-Di...

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