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Philippine associations lead pan-Asian pact

Philippine associations lead pan-Asian pact

PCAAE-led ‘Hong Kong Charter’ could be ‘historic’ basis for regional congress, writes William Wadsworth       The Philippines used to be the laggard of Asia’s meetings and events world.…

Davao tempts shopaholics and foodies

MICE hub tells the world about its tasty deals and irresistible bargains, writes William Wadsworth           DAVAO has a population of about 1.45 million, and is…

Asians embrace mobile payment technologies, says MasterCard

Asians embrace mobile payment technologies, says MasterCard

Enhanced security and convenience encourage consumers to expand their device usage, research says, writes Jong Reyes       CONSUMERS have shifted their focus from questioning the security of mobile payments…

Maître of Manila

Cyrille Soenen joins elite French chefs’ association, and draws gourmets to RWM’s Maxims Hotel, writes Jong Reyes         MANILA-BASED French chef Cyrille Soenen has just become a…

Room for improvement

The Philippine government could do more to help its hotel sector, KMC MAG Group says. Jong Reyes reports         THE Philippine economy is booming at 6.1 per…

Masters of the mic

Masters of the mic

MTV’s Music Evolution Manila Hip-Hop 2015 will remind the world why music is even more fun in the Philippines. Angela Leal reports       GRAMMY Award-winning New Jersey hip-hop trio Naughty…

The Meetings Show sponsors ICCA Best Marketing Award

The Meetings Show sponsors ICCA Best Marketing Award

  Londoners back prestigious international prize that could showcase Philippine destinations’ promotional talent, writes Rommel Araza       The Meetings Show has signed a three-year agreement to sponsor the…

Full flow

Full flow

Water Philippines 2015 Expo & Forum draws 331 companies and nine international pavilions to Pasay City, writes Rommel Araza       SENATOR Ralph Recto opened Water Philippines 2015 Expo…

Star Cruises’ 3D art draws ‘selfie’ fans

Ships’ creative three-dimensional paintings could capture Asia’s young at heart, writes William Wadsworth         STAR Cruises has launched Star Illusions @ Sea, a fun interpretation of a centuries-old art…