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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 Omicron variant. The Straits Times reported that while no Omicron cases...

Japan bars foreign arrivals as Omicron spreads

Japan announced today (November 29) that it will be suspending entry for all foreign visitors due to the emergence of Omicron, a new Covid variant. The measure will take effect Tuesday and last for about...

MyCEB holds bidding workshop for MICE stakeholders

The Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) recently organised a two-day workshop, entitled “MyBE Knowledge: Innovative Bid 2021” to prepare industry players for the post-pandemic era where bidding for events is expected to be...

BestCities Global Forum gears up for in-person event

The BestCities Global Forum is set to take place from December 2-5, 2021, in Spain, following an 18-month haitus of in-person meetings. The event will be rooted in legacy and inclusivity, where partner destinations and...

Japan plans for reopening but holds breath on tourist entry

The Japanese government is expected to reopen international borders to transient business travellers and visitors arriving for education and technical training as soon as this month, according to a report by Nikkei. Tourists will be...

First hybrid UIA APAC Round Table concludes successfully

The Union of International Associations’ recently held its first hybrid Asia-Pacific Round Table, where the event offered advice for associations keen to up their game, and insights for meeting organisers as they navigate Covid-19...

Insights: Maria Anthonette Velasco-Allones

he chief operating officer of the Tourism Promotions Board Philippines is undaunted by the crisis, and remains certain the industry will pull through with adequate support from the government. She tells Rosa Ocampo why.

Brisbane and Darwin picked as host conference destinations

Two Australian cities, Brisbane and Darwin, have won hosting rights to the International Federation of Surveyors’ (FIG) prestigious Working Week, and 8th DevelopingEM Conference, respectively. FIG will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition...