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Venues introduce MICE offerings although Hong Kong-Singapore Air Travel Bubble has postponed

25 Nov 2020
The Hong Kong government has announced a 2-week postponement for the Hong Kong-Singapore Air Travel Bubble. The scheme allows travellers, who hold negative test results within 72 hours before travelling and have no other travel history except Hong Kong and Singapore within 14 days prior to their departure, to travel between the two places without any quarantines. Although the scheme has postponed, venues in Singapore have launched several promotion packages for businesses. Check out how venues are going to welcome the return of meetings and events.  

InterContinental Singapore assures event professionals to book with confidence
Located on the fringe of Marina Bay precinct and 20-minutes drive from the Singapore Changi Airport, InterContinental Singapore offers over 1,000 square metres of conference and function space with a wide range of room selections for meetings in all scales.
In response to the period of uncertainty, the venue has rolled out the "Meet with confidence" policy for events and meeting that are held by 30 June 2021 and booked by 31 December 2020. With this scheme, businesses can now enjoy zero cancellation or attrition fee for their bookings.
Explore more venues at InterContinental Singapore here!

PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road's EzyMeet offers solutions to enhance virtual meeting experiences
Due to the growing trend that events and meetings are moved to virtual under the new normal, PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road has launched "EzyMeet" to cater for needs of virtual meetings with 10 to 100 delegates.
Businesses that are planning to hold virtual meetings before 31 March 2021 may enjoy the special EzyMeet offer by confirming their booking before 31 December 2020. The package includes but not limited to:
  • Printed meeting collaterals upon request (e.g. agenda, brief, presentations)
  • Meeting amenities (e.g. writing pads, pens, mint sweets)
  • SGD10 F&B dining vouchers for every 10 delegates
  • Option of Bento Lunch set with specially curated menus
  • Assorted snacks and beverage
  • Free delivery to multiple locations
Check out more venues at PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road here!

The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore has launched 5 different meeting offers for both live and virtual meeting bookings, including Triple Treats Meetings Offer, New Group Meetings Offer, Take Flight Meetings Offer, Virtual Meetings F&B Packages and Onsite Meeting Packages.
More details of Raffles Dubai are now available here.

Event Marketing Awards 2021
The Event Marketing Awards is now opening its entries, honouring leading event & marketing professionals whose contributions have supported the industry to continue to move forward during the unprecedented times. Submit your entry today!
Key dates (GMT+8):
Early bird entry deadline: 6PM, 2 December 2020
Entry deadline: 6PM, 21 January 2021
Late entry deadline: 6PM, 2 February 2021
Find more details of Event Marketing Awards 2021 here!

Venues adopt various Covid safety and prevention protocols against the global pandemic

23 October 2020
Although most of the events today have switched to virtual or hybrid due to the outbreak of Covid-19, venues and destinations have been doing their best to maintain the highest standard of safety and hygiene level in preparation for the return of physical events. Here're several selected venues that have been awarded safety labels and certificates for their comprehensive safety protocols. Check out how these protocols have made their venue a safer place for your events!

Marina Bay Sands awarded SafeGuardTM Hygiene Excellence and Safety Label by Bureau Veritas
Marina Bay Sands has been awarded the highly lauded SafeGuard™ Hygiene Excellence and Safety Label by Bureau Veritas (BV), a nearly 200-year-old world-leader in testing, inspection and certification, following a rigorous certification process and field audits conducted across the integrated resort (IR) in July.
The BV SafeGuard™ Hygiene Excellence and Safety Label is designed to support the operational restart activities in the hospitality and restaurant industries globally. As a recipient of this Label, Marina Bay Sands has demonstrated that it has achieved set standards that keep hygiene and safety at the forefront, and mitigated the risk of virus spread across property.
Check out more details of Marina Bay Sands here!

Meliá Hotels International hotels in 100% compliance with anti-Covid standards and measures, certified by Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas has completed the certification of the Meliá Hotels International “Stay Safe with Meliá" programme of preventative measures to combat Covid-19 and has also confirmed a level of compliance of 100% in company hotels.
At the launch of the programme in May, Meliá announced it was working with Bureau Veritas to guarantee compliance with the most rigorous health and safety standards. Bureau Veritas certified the suitability of the programme, and after having completed an audit in a large sample of hotels, has now certified the correct adaptation of operating procedures to the current circumstances and the excellent and controlled application of them in hotel facilities to minimise the risks created by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Click here for available venues at Meliá Hotels International hotels!

Royal Cliff Hotels Group awarded Amazing Thailand SHA Certification
The Royal Cliff Hotels Group was recently awarded the Amazing Thailand ‘Safety and Health Administration (SHA) Certificate which signifies that the hotel is ready for domestic and international guests’ return post-Covid-19.
The Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) project is a collaboration between the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the Ministry of Public Health, the Department of Disease Control, the Department of Health as well as public and private sector partners which aims to elevate the country’s tourism industry standards. Being awarded with the SHA certificate means that the hotel along with the Cliff Spa and all its MICE Meeting venues had undergone a strict inspection and passed the SHA’s good standards of hygiene, health and cleanliness in accordance with the nationwide measures to prevent the spread of the Covid-19.
More details of The Royal Cliff Hotels Group are now available here.

Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World
Radisson Hotel Group has announced its Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol, a program of in-depth cleanliness and disinfection procedures, in partnership with SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.
Explore venues at Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World here.

Harbour Plaza Metropolis
Hong Kong
Harbour Plaza Metropolis has updated their booking and cancellation policy and health safety measures. Body temperature checks and special hygiene practices are implemented to ensure the wellbeing and heath of guests.
See more of Harbour Plaza Metropolis here.


Venues adapt to new business environment amid Covid-19

16 September 2020
The event industry is facing various unprecedented challenges as Covid-19 has forced major changes to the industry. As events begin to go virtual, venue owners are also adjusting their development plans, promotion strategies, or even their business models to adapt to the new business environment. Learn more about how venues are doing their best to keep the industry moving forward and how these new strategies can be helpful to your event scheduling!

Empire Hotel Hong Kong • Wan Chai unveils the upscale Empire Grand Room
The newly renovated Empire Grand Room in Empire Hotel Hong Kong • Wan Chai is well-appointed with a state-of-the-art audio-visual system and hi-tech fixtures featuring a 140” video wall of UHD 4K picture quality, and an innovative array of presentation and display solutions. Ideal for a vibrant and visually-stunning meeting, exhibition and seminar, the all-new, performance perfect venue offers brand-new solutions to events and meetings.
Book now to enjoy up to 60% discount.
Check out more details of Empire Hotel Hong Kong • Wan Chai here!

The ultimate Nina Ballroom at L’hotel Nina et Convention Centre is ready to spice up its next event
Strategically located 25 minutes away from Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, High Speed Rail Terminal and a diversity of dynamic districts in Hong Kong, L’hotel Nina et Convention Centre in Tsuen Wan is dedicated to delivering bespoke hospitality experience and extraordinary pleasures with a wide array of amenities and facilities to make every occasion compelling. Whether it is a corporate, MICE or social event, the professional Event Specialists will ensure every aspect within is impeccable and memorable.
Nina Ballroom, one of the most magnificent ballrooms in Hong Kong, can accommodate plenary conference of up to 1,600 guests. Uplifted with splendid designs and stylish décor inspired by the elegance of nature, together with state-of-the-art audio and visual facilities and spacious pre-function area, making it the most ideal setting for delivering heartfelt moments to every guest in any occasion.
Click here for available venues at L'hotel Nina et Convention Centre!

MCEC makes every virtual event a real-life success
With its award-winning technical expertise and cutting-edge technology, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is launching a virtual event offering to help customers connect with their audiences in uncertain times.
From ticketed online events to corporate launches, large scale conferences and even virtual gala dinners, MCEC can provide an elevated virtual experience with high production values to match; further cementing the centre’s reputation as Melbourne’s destination for big ideas and inspirational events.
As part of the offering, MCEC has invested in purpose built studios that allow for scalable events – from a more intimate fireside chat, to a panel discussion of up to six presenters. There’s also the capacity to host live-streaming across multiple spaces that allow for a hybrid of virtual and in-person events, for when restrictions ease.
While MCEC is known for creating unique experiences at its iconic site on the Yarra River, they have the in-house expertise to lead in the virtual event space, making this new foray an exciting and reliable offering for customers both now and into the future.
More details of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) are now available here.

Cairns Convention Centre
Cairns Convention Centre has announced a two-staged refurbishment and expansion project, which will deliver an extra 10,000 sqm of meeting, banquet and exhibition space when completed in early 2022.
Explore venues at Cairns Convention Centre here.

AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa
Avani Hotels & Resorts, one of Asia's fastest-growing contemporary hotel brands, has announced the signing of the first Avani+ upscale resort in Vietnam - Avani+ Ho Tram Resort that is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2023. The development offers extensive banquet and meeting facilities that can comfortably accommodate up to 500 guests theatre-style in the state-of-the-art 684-sqm ballroom that is divisible by three.
See more of AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa here.