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US tops ICCA’s Destination Performance Index 2021 but China is best for hybrid meetings

ICCA's latest Destination Performance Index (DPI) has identified the US as the top performing country for association meetings, based on high scores for four of the six indicators – planned events, virtual events, digitalisation,...

TAAI sails to Singapore this month

India's largest travel association TAAI (The Travel Agents Association Of India) will be holding their 66th Convention in Singapore from August 22-25, 2022. Offering a different experience, the annual convention will be held onboard Royal...

Xploria sets out to make virtual world engagements easier for businesses

A seasoned hotelier has joined hands with a digital technology and software creator to form a company committed to making it easier for destinations, hospitality establishments and exhibition organisers to engage their audience in...

New Zealand is now fully reopened

New Zealand's progressive easing of entry restrictions since February 2022 is now complete, with the country's borders now fully open to visitors from around the world. According to news reports, New Zealand prime minister Jacinda...

IAPCO launches new Job Board

IAPCO has rolled out a Job Board to connect jobseekers with meetings industry employers, and address the shortfall of talent in the global meetings industry. Many IAPCO members, CVBs, venues and service providers are reporting...

Three Asian passports are most powerful in the world

Japan, Singapore and South Korea possess the most powerful passports in the world, according to the latest results from the Henley Passport Index, which is based on exclusive and official data from IATA. Japan holds...

South Korea orders immediate PCR test on arrival as Covid wave surges

Rising Covid-19 caseloads across South Korea have forced the government to tighten its testing regime for arrivals, with all travellers entering the country from July 25 required to take a PCR test within 24...

Fresh round of mass testing, extended lockdowns hits China

Shanghai, Tianjin and Beihai are some of the major cities in China that have ordered repeated mass testing or extended lockdowns on residents as fresh Covid-19 outbreaks emerge. Shanghai, which had only started easing its...