October 9 – 11

Below are Tentative Schedule of Events


To: AFECA Members
Re: Invitation to the AFECA Asia MICE Youth Challenge 2019

On 10th October 2019, Thursday, the most sought after annual event will take place in Manila, The Philippines alongside the upcoming AFECA AGM. As this is already the 5th edition, no introduction is necessary. However, we wish to reiterate that this is the BEST platform for the talents from accredited universities or institutions to outshine each other by convincing the judges and the audience that their country / area is THE BEST venue to hold an event.

On behalf of AFECA and the Organising Committee, your Association is cordially invited to participate in this prestigious event which is one of the major activities in the annual AFECA programmes and is a much talkabout even after the event is over. Please select your best team (up to a maximum of three teams) from your country / area accredited universities or institutions and submit the registration form to the AFECA Asia MICE Youth Challenge Organising Committee Secretariat by 1st July 2019, Monday. Only registrations made through the respective AFECA Association Member country / area will be accepted.

More creative ideas and presentations are expected to be showcased at the event this year as we have witnessed the evolution of the amazing event. Organize your team today and take this golden opportunity to connect with the Asian MICE industry! 

The AFECA Asia MICE Youth Challenge 2019 Information Kit, which consist of the Information Sheet and the Registration Form are attached for your reference. Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the AFECA Asia MICE Youth Challenge 2019 Organising Committee Secretariat at afecaamiceyc@afeca.asia 

We are also pleased to take this opportunity to announce that various Sponsorship packages are available to defray the cost of organizing the AFECA Asia MICE Youth Challenge 2019. Sponsors will enjoy different level of benefits based on the packages they select and we hope you will take advantage of this unique opportunity to participate as a sponsor to support this invaluable cause to develop our young talents of the industry in Asian region. Please free feel to contact the Organising Committee for more details if you are interested in the sponsorship packages, by emailing to afecaamiceyc@afeca.asia.

Thank you for your continued support to AFECA.
Yours Sincerely,

Ravinder Sethi
Co-Chair, The Organising Committee
AFECA Asia MICE Youth Challenge 2019
2nd Vice President, AFECA

Marina Yuan Yun Hwa
Co-Chair, The Organising Committee
AFECA Asia MICE Youth Challenge 2019
Board Member, AFECA

For more detail, as well as for the “AFECA Asia MICE Youth Challenge 2019 INFORMATION SHEET”, kindly check: tinyurl.com/…

VIA AFECA NEWS : https://afeca.asia/news/164/detail

Sabre survey reveals trends shaping booking behaviour in APAC

As economic growth continues to sweep across the Asia-Pacific, more and more companies are expecting their corporate travel managers to contribute to their business success by asking them to look for door-to-door travel booking solutions, demanding expense integration, and to identify cost saving opportunities.

This was revealed in aSabre Corporate Travel Survey that compiled insight from over 70 corporate travel management companies (TMCs) from across the region.

Almost seven in 10 (65%) respondents admit they are asked to identify cost savings, and this cost-conscious approach is encouraging travel managers to find new ways to minimise spending. While premium economy continues to gain ground in the region, one travel manager in three has recorded an increase of close to 5% in premium economy bookings over the last year.

As travel-related expenses become a central consideration for companies, the survey also reveals that downgrades, shifting reservations from business to economy class, account for close to 40% of their bookings. What’s more, almost one in four have identified a significant increase in their low-cost carrier (LCC) share of volume.

The survey also reveals that 32% of respondents expect solutions that enable mobile booking capacities will become mainstream within the next two years, but only 10% believe that virtual payment solutions will gain widespread acceptance – an unfortunate conclusion, as virtual payments are a tremendous asset for corporate travel management companies looking to optimise their reporting capabilities through rich data capturing, and help to better manage revenue.

Finally, the Sabre Corporate Travel Survey also revealed that robust travel policies and better visibility of the total cost of trips are anticipated to become much more important in the next two years. Travel policy compliance remains an important cause for concern, with 76% of respondents indicating that travellers are using online consumer sites offering lower fares and rates to shop for their travel.

VIA AFECA NEWS – https://afeca.asia/news/175/detail

President Yeh and TAITRA Staff are celebrating Global Exhibition Day at Taiwan Int’l Lighting Show 2019!


Photo Credits to afeca.asia : https://afeca.asia/

President Yeh and TAITRA Staff are celebrating Global Exhibition Day at Taiwan Int’l Lighting Show 2019

Global Exhibition Day is coming up on June 5th. Let’s celebrate this mega event by taking a photo with the GED banner. Then send it to the AFECA Taipei Office (afeca@afeca.asia ). We will then create and upload a collage of photos to the Global Exhibition Day Dropbox for members to place on UFI websites.

VIA AFECA NEWS : https://afeca.asia/news/174/detail