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New Zealand invites MICE planners to create meaningful connections in latest campaign

New Zealand is extending an invitation to business event planners who seek more through extraordinary travel through its new campaign If You Seek. The country’s first global campaign post-pandemic, If You Seek showcases how Aotearoa...

Istanbul Airport is world’s first accredited accessible airport

The İGA Istanbul Airport has become the first airport in the world to be accredited under Airports Council International (ACI) World’s new Accessibility Enhancement Accreditation programme. Launched earlier this year, the first-of-its-kind programme was designed...

Philippine Franchise Association wins bid to host World Franchise Council in 2023

The Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) has won the bid to host the World Franchise Council (WFC) meeting in October next year. It will be held alongside the Asia-Pacific Franchise Confederation (APFC) meeting and the Franchise...

Singapore to host Young Talents Escoffier competition next year

Singapore will be hosting the Young Talents Escoffier (YTE) Asia Competition 2023 from April 25-28 at the Singapore Expo, in partnership with FHA-Food & Beverage. Organised by Disciples Escoffier Asia, YTE Asia will be hosted...

The Philippines to host world’s first green travel mart

The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) will co-organise the world’s first green travel mart from March 29 to April 2, 2023 in Silang, Cavite, the Philippines. The International Ecotourism Travel Mart (IETM) is a historic...

ICC Sydney releases sustainability-driven menu for 2023

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), managed by ASM Global, has released its low-carbon, 2023 Menu Collection. Developed by its in-house team of culinary experts, the collection allows event organisers to make more sustainable and...

RWS achieves 2022 Sustainable Events Standards Platinum certification from EIC

Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) is the world’s first venue to achieve the Platinum Level certification under the latest Events Industry Council (EIC) 2022 Sustainable Events Standards (SES) released in June 2022. The standards have been...

GBTA puts out call for corporate travel survey responses

GBTA (The Global Business Travel Association) is calling for Asia-Pacific's business travel industry to participate in a survey, as it looks to host the APAC Travel Summit in Bangkok in partnership with PATA (Pacific...