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Seventh heaven

Seventh heaven

Vigan’s boutique hoteliers celebrate their hometown’s New7Wonders City status, and upgrade their MICE facilities, writes William Wadsworth         WHEN Vigan won New7Wonders City status on December 8, the…

Win-win for Philippine resorts

Win-win for Philippine resorts

El Nido Resorts and Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu scooped prestigious HICAP awards, and advertised their management skills to MICE planners, writes William Wadsworth       EL NIDO Resorts (left) and…

Groundwork for governance

The nation’s leading association chiefs are exchanging ideas on running successful meetings, and laying the foundations of a specialist profession, writes William Wadsworth     THE Philippine MICE sector has…

Promote your passion, say Queens of Clark

Four leading American experts have fond memories of MICECON 2014, but home truths linger in their praise for the Philippine MICE industry, writes William Wadsworth     ONE of the…

Big name, cozy crowd, lah!

MICE Asia Pacific must update its approach to the Philippines, or be seen as a local event, writes William Wadsworth     MICE Asia Pacific 2014 drew a largely local crowd to…

Fresh make-up

UBM Asia executive vice-president Michael Duck is one of the region’s most prominent trade fair organizers, and a key speaker at last month’s MICE Asia, in Singapore.     He…

Global recognition in Cannes

Global recognition in Cannes

When Duty Free Philippines took its prestigious Frontier award, there was hardly a dry eye in the house, writes William Wadsworth     DUTY Free Philippines (DFP) has been endearingly…

El Nido brings the world to its barrios

El Nido brings the world to its barrios

Pristine Palawan hotspot has opened new doors in resort-community relations, writes William Wadsworth     EL NIDO could soon get crowded. The pristine hotspot on the northern tip of Palawan draws…

Beam me up

Beam me up

Valkee’s bright light headsets have won a Red Dot design award, but will they revive your jet-lagged delegates? William Wadsworth reports     MICE professionals in the Philippines know how…

DOT hosts key Vietnamese

DOT hosts key Vietnamese

Travel exchange links neighbors’ industry contacts, writes Angela Leal     The Department of Tourism (DOT) recently hosted the Philippine-Vietnam Travel Exchange 2014 held at the Rigodon Ballroom of the…

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