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/ Penang turns to business tourism to rake in higher revenue
GEORGE TOWN, Nov 9 — The Penang government is banking on its facilities to make the state conducive for meetings, conventions and exhibitions in its bid to tap into a new revenue stream — business tourism.
/ Sarawak prepares for ICCA Congress
Last preparations for the upcoming International Congress and Convention Association’s (ICCA) 55th Congress and General Assembly in Sarawak were finalised at the recent ICCA Malaysia Committee meeting, hosted by the newest member Penang Convention and Exhibition Bureau.
/ ICCA Malaysia Committee puts shoulder to the wheel for ICCA Congress Kuching
At the recent ICCA Malaysia Committee meeting hosted by the newest member Penang Convention and Exhibition Bureau, participants finalised their last preparations for the upcoming International Congress and Convention Association’s (ICCA) 55th Congress and General Assembly. This year’s Congress will take place at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) in Sarawak from November...
/ On the trail of MICE
There is a lot of money to be made from meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions, and Penang is looking to tap into this market.
/ Where To Go When: Autumn by Ultratravel
November marks the end of monsoon season and the lull before the crowds appear in December. Take advantage by strolling through the quiet streets of the Penang capital and enjoy several festivals taking place then. The George Town Literary Festival (georgetownlitfest.com), set to run from November 25 to 27, is a celebration of world literature in poetry, prose and the spoken word.
/ ASEAN 50th Anniversary Special Edition > Feature
SPICE Convention Centre, Penang, one of the five key components of The Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre (SPICE), will open in 1Q2017.
/ Direct to second wave cities
Acknowledging the issue of air con nectivity, Ashwin Gunasekehran, CEO of Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau, said: “The expansion of Pen- ang airport took place just last year but together with the government, we are relooking the model. We need a second expansion of the airport because arrivals are doubling.”
/ Reaching for top-tier segments
Over in the north, the state of Penang earned a major tourism boost by hosting the inaugural edition of WTM Connect Asia. The event was attended by 70 hosted buyers from 25 countries, including Lithuania, Mexico, Norway, the Czech Republic, Canada, Denmark and Slovakia – markets that have never been on Penang’s radar in the past.
/ Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau Co-Organises the Acclaimed George Town Literary
Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) is proud to announce that we are co-organising the George Town Literary Festival (GTLF) 2016. GTLF 2016 marks PCEB’s diversification into the major events sector, a short 11 months since the Bureau’s inception. As the festival continues to grow with each edition, GTLF 2017 will be produced and organised by PCEB, Penang’s State...
/ World Tourism Conference to be held for fourth time in Malaysia
THIS year’s World Tourism Conference will be held in George Town, Penang from October 17-19, the fourth time the international event has been hosted by Malaysia.