Wego Partners with Pakistan International Airlines to Enhance Travel Experience for Pakistani Travelers

Wego and PIA partnered to give Pakistani travelers a wider flight selection, easier booking, and a boost to Pakistan’s tourism.

Wego announced a strategic partnership with Pakistan International Airlines, the national carrier of Pakistan, in order to provide an enriched travel experience for Pakistani travelers by offering seamless access to a wide array of flight options and competitive prices.
The collaboration will integrate Pakistan International Airlines’ extensive flight network with Wego’s state-of-the-art booking platform, offering travelers an unparalleled level of convenience and choice of travel to and from Pakistan.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Pakistan International Airlines to enhance travel opportunities, serving expat Pakistanis in the GCC, inbound visitors to Pakistan, and the growing community of Wego users in Pakistan,” stated Mamoun Hmedan, Chief Business Officer of Wego. “This collaboration reaffirms our dedication to facilitating travel planning, providing an extensive range of options, and ensuring a smooth booking process, thereby making travel more accessible and enjoyable for all.”
Pakistan’s tech-savvy individuals are increasingly turning to online platforms for their travel needs. This partnership is designed to cater to this growing audience, providing easy access to domestic and international flights, competitive fares, and a user-friendly booking experience. Whether it’s for business, leisure, or visiting loved ones, Pakistani travelers can now enjoy a more efficient and enjoyable travel planning process.
This partnership not only opens up new travel opportunities but also supports Pakistan’s growing tourism sector by encouraging more inbound and outbound travel. Travelers can look forward to a smooth and hassle-free experience from the moment they start planning their trip to the time they return home.
“Pakistan International Airlines is pleased to partner with Wego,” stated Mr. Nausherwan Adil, Chief Commercial Officer of Pakistan International Airlines. “This collaboration will significantly expand our reach, allowing us to connect with a wider audience and offer them outstanding travel options. We believe that this partnership will greatly improve the overall travel experience for our passengers.”
By integrating Pakistan International Airlines’ extensive network with Wego’s all-encompassing travel marketplace, travelers will have the convenience of exploring a vast array of destinations effortlessly. This synergy promises to bring enhanced flexibility, convenience, and choice to our customers, ensuring they enjoy an unparalleled travel experience.

Theodore is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of TravelDailyNews Media Network; his responsibilities include business development and planning for TravelDailyNews long-term opportunities.

MyCEB Announces Business Events Week Focused on Sustainability and Technology

Malaysia hosts Business Events Week in August to promote sustainable practices and technology in the industry.

Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) announced the 9th edition of the highly anticipated Malaysia Business Events Week 2024 (MBEW 2024). This landmark event will take place from 19 to 23 August at the prestigious Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (The Centre). Under the inspiring theme “B.E.A.T.S – Business Events and Technology with Sustainability,” MBEW 2024 is set to gather 300 distinguished delegates from various business events sectors.
MBEW 2024 underscores the increasing importance of blending sustainable practices with cutting-edge technology within the business events industry and beyond. The event aims to foster innovation and collaboration among industry stakeholders, exploring best practices, adopting advanced technologies, and engaging in initiatives that drive environmental and social sustainability.
The national bureau’s flagship event will be graced by the presence of YB Dato Sri Tiong King Sing, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia. A diverse line-up of industry experts will share their insights on various topics, offering delegates a wealth of knowledge and perspectives. Innovative products and services from invited industry partners will be uncovered, helping participants develop expertise and maximise brand visibility and engagement.
Mr. Azman Haji Tambi Chik, Chief Executive Officer of MyCEB promises, “MBEW 2024 will continue to support the progress and development of Malaysia’s business events sector by showcasing the economic benefits and opportunities of the business events industry. It aims to attract investment and support from government bodies and the wider business community, providing a platform for dialogue, idea exchange, and business-to-business opportunities among the stakeholders.”
This year’s event will feature a range of activities, including panel discussions, expert talks, concurrent sessions and workshops. MBEW 2024 will also see the launch of the Malaysia Business Events Standard and the appointment of new Kesatria members. In line with MyCEB’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, a local visually impaired association will provide 15-minute massages for delegates during the event, promoting wellness and supporting the visually impaired community.
Another highlight of the event will be EVENTEXPO 2024 in collaboration with Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS). Under the theme “Everything, Everywhere, Events!”, EVENTEXPO 2024 aims to be a one-stop marketplace showcasing the latest business events products, services, technology, trends, and insights to support industry growth.
“MBEW 2024 stands as a testament to our commitment to driving innovation and sustainability within the business events industry,” Mr. Azman Haji Tambi Chik added, “we believe that by embracing technological advancements and sustainable practices, we can catalyse positive change and ensure a brighter, more sustainable future for the global economy. We look forward to welcoming delegates to Kuala Lumpur for an enriching and transformative experience.”
MBEW 2024 promises to be an enlightening journey, offering delegates the tools and insights needed to navigate the evolving business events landscape. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of Malaysia’s premier business events forum.

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

MEETINGS 2024: New Zealand’s biggest business event marks Matariki

MEETINGS 2024 in Rotorua celebrated Maori New Year, showcasing Maori culture and the city’s event industry. International buyers praised NZ’s hospitality and new offerings in Auckland & Christchurch were presented.

Matariki, the Māori New Year has been celebrated at a spectacular event for MEETINGS 2024 buyers at Rotorua Airport last night.
RotoruaNZ Business Events and Coast Group presented a special dinner with supporting partners Rotorua Airport, Terrace Catering, Event Impressions and The Production Agency. The evening featured a stunning 12-minute light and sound show with 160 drones depicting the story of Matariki lighting up the night sky above Rotorua Airport.
Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) Chief Executive, Lisa Hopkins says MEETINGS in Rotorua has been extraordinary.
“What a unique opportunity to celebrate Matariki, a pivotal occasion in the New Zealand calendar that marks the Māori New Year. Our week has been filled with cultural richness, spectacular experiences, and meaningful connections,” she says.
“Matariki symbolises new beginnings and shared hopes for the future and serves as a powerful reminder of the symbiotic bonds within our industry as a whole,” Hopkins says.
“This MEETINGS has stood out for its breath of product, the educational opportunities, and the total immersion into Māori culture we have all experienced. The warmth of welcome – manaakitanga – from our host city Rotorua and the entire community ensured everyone attending was cared for and left with great memories.”
Haydn Marriner, Brand and Marketing Manager at RotoruaNZ said the city’s success as a business events destination was down to its high-quality, award-winning local operators, the manaakitanga (warm welcome) of its community, and the strong, authentic delivery of cultural experiences, something which is high on every organiser’s must-have list.
“MEETINGS 2024 is one of the first major tourism conferences for our region post-COVID, signalling a fresh era of success for the Rotorua visitor economy. Rotorua is considered a ‘hot’ destination, with the RotoruaNZ Business Events Team successfully securing $10 million over their targets for the past three years, with more year-on-year growth projected to come as a result of MEETINGS 2024.” A group attending the Māori Tourism conference in Taupo travelled to Rotorua for MEETINGS and to learn more about the sector’s opportunities for their businesses.
Hundreds of buyers from New Zealand and Australia were hosted in Rotorua. Tourism Zealand in conjunction with local convention bureaux and partners brought 18 buyers – eight from North America, five from Southeast Asia, and three from Hong Kong – in association with Air New Zealand.
International buyers, Traci Colangelo from Reach Meetings and Events based in Houston and Nicole Pfeifer, from The Collective by BCD M&E based in Chicago both say their North American clients see New Zealand as a bucket list incentive destination.
Prior to MEETINGS, the two joined a Tourism New Zealand family to Auckland, including sailing on an America’s Cup yacht, site inspections of new hotels, and a fascinating introduction into not only rugby, but also New Zealand’s culture and what makes New Zealand, New Zealand at the All Blacks Experience. After MEETINGS they head to Queenstown for three days.
“We have been struck everywhere we have been by the consistency in the cultural experience and genuine, authentic welcome for visitors. The cultural richness has been so beautiful and we have loved the chance to pause and take everything in. The powerful pōhiri on arrival brought us to tears,” Pfeifer says.
Australian buyer, Jules Barnard from This Space says MEETING has been full of deep, rich connections. “Every vendor wants to ensure we have an incredible personal experience. In a very short time frame we have been given a sense of what they bring and how they can work with us.
“In Rotorua I feel like I am home with family, even though I have never been here before. I know this is the experience my clients are going to get here too – it’s the X factor,” Barnard says. Eighty per cent of Australian buyers were new to MEETINGS this year.
First-timer Andrea Gall, from DCC & A in Sydney, who organises events for Australian and New Zealand associations and societies, says attending MEETINGS has given her an edge.
“I’ve been so impressed by the way all the suppliers collaborate. The MEETINGS education sessions and workshops have been incredibly beneficial and informative too. I can share this with the entire team on my return.
“To be here, to see, feel, participate and experience has been enormously powerful. I am leaving feeling energised and excited about New Zealand as a business events destination,” she says. Exhibitors have noted buyers are engaged and ready to do business.
Head of Auckland Convention Bureau, Ken Periera says buyers have been fizzing about Auckland’s possibilities with so much new infrastructure, topped off by the new NZICC convention centre to open next year, and great new hotel products. “New Zealand’s largest city is a well-rounded, innovative destination and at MEETINGS we have demonstrated this on the show floor,” he says.
ChristchurchNZ supported five of its business partners to come to MEETINGS for the first time. The destination is rapidly growing its capability within the business events sector and MEETINGS was a chance to showcase a broad range of products and services from within the region.
Together they conducted 24 appointments across two days on the ChristchurchNZ stand. ChristchurchNZ Head of Business Events, Megan Crum says they were excited to have these awesome first-time partners establish new relationships with buyers.
“The beauty of collaborating with suppliers is to play to each other’s strengths. MEETINGS has been a chance to build collaboration amongst new and emerging operators, creating amazing relationships,” she says.
One of the five, Gavin Oliver, Managing Director of Ecozip Adventures says buyers are all highly engaged. “They are meeting with intent, know what they are looking for and seeking very authentic experiences. We are seeing business for the next five years coming from MEETINGS 2024,” he says.

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

Centara Celebrates Four “Top 10” Accolades at Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2024

Centara Hotels & Resorts wins multiple Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards for its properties in Thailand and Maldives, highlighting their commitment to luxury and guest experience.

Bangkok, Thailand – Centara Hotels & Resorts announced that four of its distinguished properties were honoured at this year’s Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific, reaffirming the group’s status as a leader in the luxury hospitality sector.
Now in its third year of operation, Centara Reserve Samui, continues to enhance its reputation, rising two spots in the rankings this year to secure seventh place in the highly sought-after best “Beach + Island Resorts” category for Thailand. As the world’s first Centara Reserve property, this luxurious beachfront escape offers sophisticated, story-driven hospitality amidst tropical splendour, quickly making it one of Thailand’s most desirable destinations for personalised travel, indulgent comfort and curated stays. The resort’s commitment to excellence is evident in every detail, from its elegantly designed accommodations to its impeccable service, further solidifying its position within the luxury segment.
Roukh Kiri Khao Yai made a significant leap this year, rising four places to claim fourth in the top “Upcountry Hotels” category for Thailand. With 12 contemporary barn-style villas set within organic gardens in the verdant hills of Khao Yai, this recognition underscores the resort’s commitment to providing a uniquely serene getaway. As part of Centara’s exclusive Boutique Collection, Roukh Kiri Khao Yai offers a luxury farmhouse experience that celebrates both nature and Thai culture, positioning itself among Asia’s top rural properties. Guests are treated to a culinary journey with farm-to-table dining, where fresh, organic ingredients are transformed into exquisite dishes. This seamless blend of rustic charm and modern comfort, combined with personalised service and verdant landscapes, makes Roukh Kiri Khao Yai an unparalleled destination for discerning travellers seeking tranquillity and elegance.
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives has earned a distinguished fifth place in the best “House Reefs” category for the Maldives, showcasing the exceptional allure of its underwater world. Situated in the picturesque South Ari Atoll, this resort is celebrated by visitors of all ages for the vibrancy and health of its coral reef and diversity of sea life. Guests staying in the luxurious overwater villas have direct access to this stunning ecosystem, making it a perfect destination for marine enthusiasts. Additionally, the resort offers comprehensive diving and snorkelling programmes, tailored to divers of all levels, ensuring an unforgettable underwater adventure during one’s stay.
Celebrating its first anniversary on 1 July 2024, Centara Grand Hotel Osaka has swiftly become a leading destination in the heart of the city, setting a new standard for sophisticated comfort. Guests are treated to a fusion of modern elegance and the rich traditions of Japanese culture, evident in every aspect of this breathtaking hotel’s design and offerings. Renowned for its warm Thai hospitality and world-class service, Centara Grand Hotel Osaka and its General Manager, Shigeki Nakagawa, were honoured with the top award in the highly-competitive “Hotel General Managers” category for Japan, exemplifying Centara’s dedication to creating unforgettable guests experiences.
“These four accolades are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team. We are honoured to see our properties recognised by such a prestigious publication, which reflects the exceptional experiences we strive to offer our guests. Our commitment to Thai-inspired hospitality ensures that every stay at Centara is warm, welcoming, and unforgettable, and we extend our deepest gratitude to our guests and the readers of Travel + Leisure for their unwavering support,” said Thirayuth Chirathivat, CEO of Centara Hotels & Resorts.
The Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific celebrate the finest hotels, resorts, and travel experiences across the region. Each nominee was meticulously selected by Travel + Leisure’s editors and expert contributors, with winners determined by the votes of the publication’s readers.

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

MyCEB shines at The Meetings Show London 2024, showcasing Malaysia’s premier business events destination

MyCEB’s participation at The Meetings Show London 2024 highlighted Malaysia’s business events prowess, captivating international buyers and organizers with its top-tier facilities and cultural richness.

Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) made a significant mark at The Meetings Show London, held from 19 to 20 June 2024 at ExCeL London, the United Kingdom. This esteemed show provided an exceptional platform for Malaysia to spotlight its thriving business events industry and captivate the attention of international buyers and business event organisers alike.
MyCEB, alongside influential industry players such as Business Events Sarawak, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre, Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, Sabah International Convention Centre, Sunway Resort Hotel, Marriott Hotels IOI Resort City Putrajaya, and Destination Asia Malaysia, proudly represented Malaysia at this distinguished participation under the Malaysian Pavilion. Their collective mission to position Malaysia as the ultimate destination in Asia, spotlight its unrivaled capabilities, state-of-the-art facilities, and culturally immersive experiences.
“The Meetings Show London 2024 has been an invaluable platform for us to showcase Malaysia’s prowess as a premier destination for business events,” remarked Mr. Azman Haji Tambi Chik, CEO of MyCEB, “our participation has not only enabled us to spotlight Malaysia’s unique offerings but also fostered international collaborations, propelling long-term growth and prosperity for our industry. We remain steadfast in our commitment to elevating Malaysia’s global standing and eagerly anticipate welcoming more international events to our shores.”
The Bureau’s unwavering presence at The Meetings Show London since 2017 underscores its firm commitment to the global industry. From 2017 to 2023, this dedication yielded exceptional outcomes, with a total of 6,625 delegates from diverse business events segments attending which contribute to an estimated economic impact of RM116 million. Notably, Kuala Lumpur and the states of Sabah and Sarawak emerged as favored locales, celebrated for their strategic connectivity, urban sophistication, and abundant biodiversity.
The show serves as a dynamic arena for Malaysian delegates to engage with a diverse spectrum of international business events stakeholders, highlighting Malaysia’s cutting-edge infrastructure, contemporary amenities, and unparalleled attractions. These engagements not only bolstered Malaysia’s competitive stance but also underscored its promptitude to host large-scale international conferences and exhibitions.
Visitors at the Malaysian Pavilion seized the opportunity to delve into Malaysia’s distinctive offerings through tailored offerings such as the MyTripleE Campaign, Subvention and Support Programmes. These immersive packages offer an intimate glimpse into Malaysia’s warm hospitality and seamless logistical capabilities. Furthermore, visitors savoured Malaysia’s rich cultural tapestry through captivating displays of local crafts, infusing the show with an authentic Malaysian charm.

Theodore is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of TravelDailyNews Media Network; his responsibilities include business development and planning for TravelDailyNews long-term opportunities.

Business leaders commit to mentoring indigenous entrepreneurs

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New Zealand based Fiji business leaders have agreed to work together with the aim of encouraging and mentoring more indigenous people into entrepreneurship.
This as a group of business people met in Auckland last week to increase indigenous participation in commerce.
The get-together was facilitated by Fiji’s High Commissioner to New Zealand, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.Article continues after advertisement

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World News | Workers Who Make Bombardier Business Jets in Toronto Are on Strike. Talks Will Resume Monday

Toronto, Jun 24 (AP) Workers who make Bombardier business jets in Toronto are on strike. Talks will resume Monday. Labor union Unifor said Sunday that 1,350 workers at a Bombardier business-jet plant went on strike when the two sides failed to reach agreement on a new contract by a deadline on Saturday night. Also Read | Russia: Two Orthodox Churches, Synagogue and Traffic Police Station Attacked in Dagestan; Priest, Six Policemen Killed (Watch Video). The union said the negotiations continued into Sunday morning and would resume on Monday. Bombardier said it was continuing to negotiate and hoped to “swiftly reach a mutually beneficial agreement.” Also Read | UK Election 2024 Betting Scandal: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak Hit With Another Official’s Poll Date Betting Allegation. Neither side would discuss details of the negotiations. This strike involves production and office workers at a Bombardier plant at Pearson Airport in Toronto, where Global-series aircraft are built. Workers at the plant went on strike for several days in the summer of 2021 before ratifying a three-year contract that included wage increases and better pension benefits. (AP)(This is an unedited and auto-generated story from Syndicated News feed, LatestLY Staff may not have modified or edited the content body)