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Phuket's time to shine for incentive travel Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, reporting from IT&CMA, Bangkok, October 1, 2014
THE launch of direct services by Middle Eastern carriers to Phuket looks set to be a good conduit of longhaul MICE traffic to the island, traditionally perceived as a leisure beach destination.

Thai Airways rides out turbulence Greg Lowe, reporting from IT&CMA, Bangkok, October 1, 2014
THAI Airways International's (THAI) performance has stabilised after a rocky start to the year, Suraphon Israngura na Ayuthya, executive vice president of commercial, said at yesterday's IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific's press conference.

Indonesian MICE returns post-elections Hannah Koh, reporting from IT&CMA, Bangkok, October 1, 2014
OUTBOUND MICE from Indonesia this year took an inevitable dip as its citizens went to the polls in July to elect a new president.

Bangkok MICE recovers, Asia's the focus Xinyi Liang-Pholsena and Hannah Koh, reporting from IT&CMA, Bangkok, September 30, 2014
BANGKOK'S events sector suffered tremendous fallouts from the months-long political protests that plagued the city earlier this year and the subsequent military coup that took place in May, but sellers and buyers at IT&CMA are sanguine that MICE business will pick up again for the Thai capital although it has yet to reach pre-crisis levels.

US business to Asia on the ascent S Puvaneswary, reporting from IT&CMA, Bangkok, September 30, 2014
SOME US buyers at IT&CM Asia said they have seen an increase in interest for Asia as a meetings and incentive destination.

Chic Outlet Shopping ups MICE game S Puvaneswary, reporting from IT&CMA, Bangkok, September 30, 2014
FOLLOWING its strategy developed last year to capture more MICE business, Chic Outlet Shopping Villages has intensified efforts this year with many new services introduced.

Flight Centre Singapore courts business travel Paige Lee Pei Qi, reporting from IT&CMA, Bangkok, September 30, 2014
IN A bid to capture a slice of the corporate travel pie, Flight Centre last week opened its flagship Business Travel Centre in Singapore, providing specialist services to the segment.

It's gonna be safer to eat in Laos Luang Prabang, September 30, 2014
LUANG Prabang is seeing an increasing number of top hotels and restaurants striving for The Mark certification, which ensures eateries meet strict Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) global guidelines for food production and workplace safety and hygiene.

TTG Asia mourns passing of P R Gopal Paige Lee Pei Qi, Singapore, September 30, 2014
CONDOLENCES have poured in for P R Gopal, former president of the National Association of Travel Agents of Singapore (NATAS), who passed away peacefully in Perth on September 21.

Hong Kong trade reacts to Occupy Central protest Prudence Lui, Hong Kong, September 29, 2014
HOTELS and tour operators in Hong Kong are feeling some impact from the Occupy Central protest that began yesterday at the Central Government Complex (CGO) in Admiralty, ahead of the intended date on October 1.

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