Tokyo Named Top ‘Bleisure’ Destination in Asia

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Senso-ji Temple is one of Tokyo’s many attractions. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) recently surveyed 1,500 business travellers around the globe to uncover the best ‘bleisure’ destinations in Asia Pacific (APAC), and Tokyo emerged as the top choice.

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5 Smart Moves at Hilton Mandalay Beach Resort, The Peninsula Tokyo and More


Otake Otake has been appointed as the director of marketing at The Peninsula Hotel in Tokyo. The Peninsula Hotel in Tokyo Stephanie Bauer Westdrift Manhattan Beach, which is slated to open in California in January 2018, appointed Stephanie Bauer general manager.

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Hot Trends in the Land of the Rising Sun

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Tokyo is eager to attract more of the international meetings market, and a high-tech entertainment hub on an artificial island in Tokyo Bay could play a more important role. Tokyo wants more of the American market.”. There is a lot of traffic in Tokyo,” Takatani said.

September 26, 2018: Immigrant Rights Activists Protest Saleforce’s Dreamforce Convention, How a Tech Company Plans to Make Concerts More Accessible for Deaf Attendees, Tokyo 2020 Olympics Seeks 80,000 Unpaid Volunteers


IMMIGRANT RIGHTS ACTIVISTS PROTEST SALEFORCE?'S 'S DREAMFORCE CONVENTION: To protest the detention of asylum seekers at the U.S. border, immigrants

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And the Forbes Five Star Rating Goes to…

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You can find the group’s 10 Five Star-rated hotels in New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills (California), Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Paris, Bangkok and Manila. The Academy Awards isn’t the only star-studded event this week.

Sony Launches New TV With Interactive Art Installation


To celebrate the launch of Sony Electronics' A1E Bravia OLED TV, the company recently partnered with Tokyo-based artist Kaz Shirane

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Top 5 Friendliest Cities in the World


Tokyo. If you’re the adventurous type, Tokyo is for you. There is a never-ending list of exciting spots, such as Tokyo Disney Resort, Tokyo Skytree and Tokyo Tower. A post shared by Tokyo – 東京 (@tokyo) on Apr 6, 2017 at 11:52am PDT. Destinations International auckland cities dublin eco-friendly friendly ireland krakow list major new zealand nice poland poll social south carolina spots survey tokyo Tourism TravelPolls don’t lie, right?

9 Airports with Super-Fun Ways to Pass the Time


Destinations International activities airports america asia attractions bar beer brewery countries europe fun germany korea list oxygen San Francisco SFO slide special tokyo tour uniqueWaiting in an airport is almost always a drag. Meeting and event planners know this better than anyone.

Lights, Camera…Movie Hotels!


Drama: Park Hyatt Tokyo. A post shared by Park Hyatt Tokyo / ??? ??????? The five-star hotel is located in central Tokyo. There’s one special place, in particular, that visitors can explore—New York Bar on the 52nd floor of Park Hyatt Tokyo. What’s your favorite movie genre? Perhaps you enjoy the thrill of horror, or maybe you prefer indulging in a good cry over a tragic romance.

Put A Cherry (Blossom) On Top This Spring


to Las Vegas to San Francisco and around the globe to Tokyo, cherry blossom festivals delight tourists and locals annually. The Peninsula Tokyo fully embraces cherry blossoms, or sakura , as the Japanese call them.

The 25 Best Venues for Events in Japan for 2019


We’ve covered the top event venues in Tokyo and beyond. Find the best event venues in Japan, including 5 star hotels, traditional event venues, and special event locations. Ancient traditions and modern amenities coexist in this timeless country.

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EventHub launch the first event tech dedicated to networking in Japan

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an event technology startup based in Tokyo, announced today that it is officially launching its event networking solution “EventHub”. EventHub Co., Ltd., EventHub” is the first event technology solution dedicated to event networking in Japan.

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Trending Now: An insight into the hottest event trends

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The 2020 Tokyo Olympics and 2020 Dubai World Expo will both include robots at their events. Robots will shuttle luggage, hail taxis and provide translation services at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. By Sherrif Karamat, PCMA President and CEO . Business events professionals must reliably deliver the most innovative ideas to engage delegates and delight clients, or they risk being outdone by more pioneering competitors.

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Only in Japan: 3 Unique Experiences to Inspire Attendees

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In Tokyo, you’ll have access to the high-quality fish at Toyosu Market, the new location of the famous Tsukiji Market, or you can sample the offerings at one of the country’s many other bountiful sea ports and markets.

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Really Creative Media in Kyoto with Clean Bandit

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The band has developed an affinity with fans in the region, and following successful shows in Tokyo and Osaka earlier in the year they were keen to return to the East to launch their new album in Kyoto.

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Reasons to Plan Your Next Meeting in Japan

PCMA Convene

A certain level of quality and comfort is expected by the cosmopolitan visitor, but a city like Tokyo will always offer something to delight, surprise and revive the tired guest.

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Three Destinations Breaking the Mold

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Tokyo joins other global hubs aligning with NYC. Two years later, in November of last year, NYC & Company and Tokyo Metropolitan Government signed a new city-to-city partnership designed to boost tourism between the two destinations. NYC & Company and Tokyo forge an alliance.

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Building Multicultural Teams

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Pullman Tokyo Tamachi General Manager Darren Morrish says a diverse workforce is key to a business’ survival. An Australian national, Darren Morrish is area general manager–East Japan for AccorHotels and general manager of AccorHotels’ Pullman Tokyo Tamachi.

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Event Heroes: How One Tech Company Is Mastering Event Marketing


We did the event as a world tour about six years ago, and we went to London, and Sydney, and Tokyo, and New York. We have a smaller event in Tokyo that also kind of follows the PLAY scene: It's multiple days, it's customers and prospects, and it’s localized content from PLAY Boston.

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Prototype for Branson’s Supersonic Jet Unveiled


A flight from San Francisco to Tokyo would take 5 1/2 hours (instead of 11 hours currently) and cost $3,250 and a Los Angeles to Sydney flight would take 6 hours, 45 minutes (rather than 15 hours) and cost $3,500.

Trend Alert: unique ideas for event marketing and exhibit design


Test out Travelmate’s autonomous robotic suitcase, do math in a Tokyo Forest of Numbers and redecorate your space with a color-changing floral Lake rug. In search of your next big exhibit and event marketing idea? Here it is!

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Infographic: Latest Trends and Surprising Facts About Travel


More than 6,600 travelers in 14 international cities including Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Washington, DC, Toronto, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Paris, Dubai, Tokyo, Shanghai and Munich participated in the online survey that show trends in traveler’s habits on the road. “It’s

Top 10 High Tech Hotels Around the World


The Peninsula Hotel Tokyo. Tokyo, Japan. At The Peninsula Hotel of Tokyo, guests indulge in tech perks such as unlimited internet radio with over 3,000 stations, mood lighting pads, nail polish dryers and Skype-compatible wireless phones.

Agency Spotlight: Kemosabe

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And with the leisure market growing and all eyes looking to Japan for the Rugby 2019 World Cup and 2020 Tokyo Olympics, we make sure ANA are firmly the airline of choice. This article is brought to you in association with Macroart.

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7 Smart Moves—at Mahekal Beach Resort, Kimpton & More

Smart Meetings

Lim will lead the board comprised of members from other CVBs—Berlin, Bogota, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Dubai, Houston, Madrid, Melbourne, Tokyo and Vancouver. Maria Elena Armenta Mahekal Beach Resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico has added Armenta as director of sales and marketing.

Retailers: Hoteliers of the Future

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This month, there are plans for Muji to open its third hotel, with 79 guest rooms, in Tokyo’s Ginza District on April 4. The hospitality industry is booming, and retailers are taking notice.

PRESS RELEASE: Boomset Announced as a 2017 BizBash Event Style Award Winner


Submissions flooded in from across North America, as well as India, Belgium, Spain, Mexico, Qatar, Tokyo, and other global destinations. Contact: Boomset, Inc.

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How to Use Different Time Zones to Your Advantage

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The team working on this included full-time employees in Sydney and members of our vetted freelance network in Singapore and Tokyo. The one-night-only performance of an original theatrical production helped launch the Atlantis Sanya Resort in China. Courtesy INVNT).

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The robots are coming

Plan Your Meetings

Pepper the robot at the 28th Tokyo International Film Festival opening ceremony. (CC) It may sound laughable now, but one day soon you may be sitting next to Pepper the robot during a customer service workshop.

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Interviews with Planners - Chivonne Hyppolite


The most unique location I ever planned an event at was a dinner boat cruise in Tokyo, Japan. Looking to create your ideal event planner? Put on your lab coat and step into the Abstract Elements laboratory. In your beaker, combine the elements: creativity, passion, experience and negotiation.

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Guest Blog: The mega-event industry’s relationship with its own carbon footprint

Event Industry News

Tokyo 2020 really intends to blaze a trail in how environmentally considerate a mega-event can be. In this regard the planned initiatives of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are a promising step, but the time has come for more than promise. By Peter Ward, Director at WeTrack. Hello from WeTrack!

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2016 Olympics, Up Close and Personal


The Olympics have showcased other new technologies: The 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles introduced email to a wider audience and Seiko debuted its Quartz timing system at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

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This App Will Help You Never Be Late Again

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Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle — and 30 international cities, including Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, Berlin, Madrid, Copenhagen, and Barcelona. Barbara Palmer, Senior Editor and Director of Digital Content, Convene.

Krowdthink awarded best innovation for crowd resilience

Event Industry News

In front of an MEI audience of world cup organisers for Cricket, Rugby League and Netball, plus major International Games including Invictus, Commonwealth (Birmingham), Lima, Paris, Tokyo and Australia Gold Coast, Krowdthink’s Managing Director and co-founder was passed his award relay baton, symbolic of teamwork and trust.

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Out of the Shadows

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Night Mayor Summit April 22–23, 2016 De Marktkantine nightclub Amsterdam. As Amsterdam’s Night Mayor, Mirik Milan doesn’t wield official power. He was elected by an internet vote and a panel of Amsterdam business and bar owners to the job, which is funded jointly by the city and business owners.

Best. Holiday. Party. Ever.


Whether you want to play a life-size game of Connect Four , drift your ride along the streets of Downtown Tokyo, hunt the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park, or battle Imperial Tie-Fighters, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect collection of arcade games.

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Event Planner Travel Tips: Use a Destination Management Company, Fight Jet Lag, Travel With Top Airlines

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Qatar also has the best international airport in Hamad, while Athens and Haneda (Tokyo) go second and third. While travel might be exciting, event planners know that it can be tough at times. Thankfully, there are ways to ease the burden of travel.

The World Celebrates Second Annual GMID!


Tokyo, Japan: Professionals celebrated GMID for the first time in Japan. Happy Global Meetings Industry Day ( GMID )! Today, April 6, marks the second annual GMID , led by the advocacy coalition Meetings Mean Business.

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Talk Show

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It was held in Tokyo last year, and will move to Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2017. The International Public Television Screening Conference May 8–12, 2016 Calgary TELUS Convention Centre Calgary, Alberta.

Kjell Nordström Wants to Make You Comfortable About the Future

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I was [recently] in Tokyo, and there are now 37.4 Kjell A. Nordström ‘Communication seems to drive communication.’ ’ Most of us have enough trouble keeping up with today’s digital onslaught, yet author and business guru Kjell A. Nordström, Ph.D.,

20 Can't-Miss VR and AR Events in 2018


Location: Tokyo, Japan. Why You Should Attend: Hosted by Waseda University, this symposium is being hosted for the 24th time in Tokyo, Japan. Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are no longer a figment of our imaginations - they've come to life! We’ve compiled 20 events dedicated to VR and AR to keep you up to date and involved with this innovative and revolutionary technology.

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5 Major Trends for Luxury Travel in 2017


Nighttime safaris in Laos and sushi-making sessions with top chefs in Tokyo are some culturally important experiences that are becoming readily available. Luxury travel network Virtuoso has released its 2017 Best of the Best directory.

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2019 Marketing Conferences: The #1 Marketing Events Guide


Tokyo, Japan. Attending conferences is one of the best ways to stay ahead in the ever-changing marketing industry. At these events, you will learn from the top industry executives while networking with marketing professionals just like yourself.

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