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Singapore tightens border measures over Omicron fears

Travellers entering Singapore will face stricter rules from 23.59 on December 2 as the city-state attempts to buffer against the spread of the new...

Japan bars foreign arrivals as Omicron spreads

Japan announced today (November 29) that it will be suspending entry for all foreign...

MyCEB holds bidding workshop for MICE stakeholders

The Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) recently organised a two-day workshop, entitled “MyBE...

BestCities Global Forum gears up for in-person event

The BestCities Global Forum is set to take place from December 2-5, 2021, in...

Japan plans for reopening but holds breath on tourist entry

The Japanese government is expected to reopen international borders to transient business travellers and...

Association Chiefs

Melbert Reyes: Championing the nursing profession

The pandemic is making it harder for nurses in the Philippines, an ailing sector peppered with issues such as abysmal salaries, and poor working conditions. Philippine Nurses Association's (PNA) national president Melbert Reyes shares about the challenges of the profession, and the association's response in such difficult times.

Azhar Talib: From the heart

Armed with personal experience of caring for a loved one living with Prader-Willi Syndrome, Azhar Talib establishes the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of Malaysia and makes it his mission to raise awareness of the rare genetic disorder and provide a support network for medical professionals, patients and everyone in between

Sally Langley: Different pace

In a period like no other, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons discovers ways to operate more efficiently while keeping to its promise to protect the well-being of members and their patients. President Sally Langley shares her leadership story.

Luu Meng: Catalysing Cambodia’s new tourism future

The pandemic has brought Cambodia's tourism players together and highlighted the value of a single voice via the Cambodia Tourism Federation (CTF), allowing them to work better with the authorities towards travel and tourism recovery as well future developments, reveals the association president.

Suzanne Neufang: A time for boldness and empathy

Suzanne Neufang is the new CEO of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), an organisation whose members are so battered by the pandemic and travel freeze. As one to see bright sparks even in the darkest depths, Neufang believes there are countless opportunities for GBTA to reinforce its support to members and relevance for the industry.

Destination Highlights

Numerous programmes are in place to support events planned for Australia, discovers Adelaine Ng.
Japan is laying out a plethora of delegate experiences to spice up future business events. By Kathryn Wortley.

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