HR Ecosystem Awards: Business hotel and accommodation category


Business travel is an essential part of the modern economy. It allows businesses to connect with clients and partners, attend conferences and trade shows, and conduct training and onboarding. To make business travel more manageable, business travelers need a place to stay that is comfortable, convenient, and safe. They also need access to reliable transportation, […]

Jetstar Asia to hire 200+ pilots, cabin crew


In a bid to meet the resurging travel demand and support the recovery of the aviation industry, Jetstar Asia aims to recruit skilled and dedicated professionals to fortify its operations. The budget airline has outlined its commitment to expanding its services and providing customers with enhanced travel options. “The decision to hire additional pilots and […]

Hotel rates rise to make Singapore second-most expensive business destination


Singapore has been named the second-most expensive business travel destination in the Asia-Pacific region, behind Hong Kong only. The average business trip to Singapore now costs USD 515 per day – an increase of USD 34 from the year before – according to the latest Daily Rates research published by ECA International. Lee Quane, Regional […]

Singapore bags global destination sustainability certification


The Lion City has received a certification from the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a “sustainable” destination. This positions the city-state as a prime destination for travel, tourism and Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibition (MICE) events. “Tourism businesses must do more to internalise sustainability as part of their offerings, so that they can contribute […]

Thailand unveils plan to become global MICE hub


The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has announced a five-year action plan to turn the Land of Smiles into a premiere destination for business events. “The lifting of domestic and international travel restrictions worldwide is accelerating the recovery of MICE,” TCEB president Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthayat (pictured) said at a press event. “TCEB is […]

Thailand to charge higher entry fees for business travelers


Holding a business event in Thailand soon? Businesses can expect higher international arrival fees as a new revenue raising initiative comes into effect. The Cabinet of Thailand recently endorsed an increase in fees of THB 150 (USD 4.31) for each travelers entering via water or land transport, and THB 300 (USD 8.62) for air arrivals. […]

Five unique ideas for a team-building session or event


CHIEF OF STAFF FIVE: Team building is a great way to form and strengthen bonds among employees. It is also one of an organisation’s most favoured strategies to give employees a breather from their routine and workload.  A well-thought-out event or activity can thereby work wonders on multiple levels for a team or even the […]

Thailand gears up for more business travelers from India


The Tourism Authority of Thailand is expecting business travelers to come from South Asia, following the decision of the Indian government to scrap its Covid test requirement for those returning from Thailand. . Phuket Tourist Association president Thaneth Tantipriyakij said large tour groups from India will likely increase travels from the meetings, incentives, conventions and […]

Autogate use extended in Kuala Lumpur International Airport


Business travelers from 10, as yet unspecified countries with a low risk for Covid-19, may soon be able to bypass long queues in Kuala Lumpur International Airport, through the use of its autogates. This is according to Malaysia Minister of Home Affairs Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. Quick response teams will be in operation starting […]

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