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News

Landing new MICE business

  If destinations, hotels and venues target the client’s professional conference organiser (PCO) in the pitching process, lucrative MICE business will follow, says Carolyn Childs, co-founder, MyTravelResearch.com ‘Magician’ PCOs are creative control freaks. Understand them to win MICE business, says Childs Not winning as much meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) business as you would

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News

Regional hotspots

Hotels.com has compiled a list of the latest search rates on its website for the hottest destinations of Chinese travellers. Despite the growth of visitors to Hong Kong from mainland China slowing down in the latter part of last year, Hong Kong remained top of the list with an increase of almost 50 per cent

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Hotel reservations

TravelClick a global provider of cloud-based solutions to grow revenue, and Phoenix Marketing International, a market research firm, recently concluded a study of more than 900 travel agents across 48 countries, which revealed that travel agents are reporting a record use of Global Distribution Systems (GDS) to make hotel reservations. The 2015 Global Travel Agent

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Sharing tourism resilience know-how

  In response to the recent increase in frequency of both natural and man-made disasters, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is inviting organisations to share their knowledge relating to tourism resilience on sustain.pata.org, the Association’s website devoted entirely to the dissemination of sustainable and socially responsible tourism knowledge.   “For too long the travel

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Design

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Transformers

When designed with care and sensitivity, hotels made from converted buildings can offer unique experiences, discovers Rebecca Lo As travel becomes increasingly accessible, more travellers are seeking singular experiences. As a result, exotic hotels in far-flung destinations with all the creature comforts of a luxury resort are being developed to satisfy market demands. Yet, at

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Drink

CNY means greater diversity at SIAL 2016

With Chinese New Year around the corner, the air is pervasive with the elevating atmosphere. Food is usually the most auspicious token to express people’s wishes for the happiness and fortunate in the coming year. At SIAL CHINA 2016 dated May 5-7, 2016, food fresh from all over the world will guarantee professional buyers the

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Equipment

CNY means greater diversity at SIAL 2016

With Chinese New Year around the corner, the air is pervasive with the elevating atmosphere. Food is usually the most auspicious token to express people’s wishes for the happiness and fortunate in the coming year. At SIAL CHINA 2016 dated May 5-7, 2016, food fresh from all over the world will guarantee professional buyers the

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Food

CNY means greater diversity at SIAL 2016

With Chinese New Year around the corner, the air is pervasive with the elevating atmosphere. Food is usually the most auspicious token to express people’s wishes for the happiness and fortunate in the coming year. At SIAL CHINA 2016 dated May 5-7, 2016, food fresh from all over the world will guarantee professional buyers the

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Management

2Carolyn Childs

Landing new MICE business

  If destinations, hotels and venues target the client’s professional conference organiser (PCO) in the pitching process, lucrative MICE business will follow, says Carolyn Childs, co-founder, MyTravelResearch.com ‘Magician’ PCOs are creative control freaks. Understand them to win MICE business, says Childs Not winning as much meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) business as you would

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Market Report

To be competitive requires differentiation in China

China Rising

Hotel operators need to differentiate their properties to stay competitive, Michael Taylor writes Domestic travel within China was strong last year, experiencing a 10% increase over the year before. Visitor arrivals declined by about 1%, and tourism spend dipped from US$51 million in 2013 to US$48 million. According to Hotelchatter.com, more than 30 high-end hotels

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New Products

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Translating wine

New research will help wine producers and distributors to describe their product more effectively using terms more easily understood by Chinese wine consumers. The Chinese Lexicon Project – a two year long research initiative by the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute at the University of South Australia funded by the Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA) – has revealed what terms Chinese consumers

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Technology

Being social

By Christian Lukey,head of hotel distribution, Amadeus Asia-Pacific   If you have not heard about the Kardashians, you might not be ‘keeping up’ on social media. These days, everyone seems to be emulating the Kardashian pop culture phenomenon of sharing everything – where they’ve been, what they’re doing, and what they think – accompanied with

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