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MICEBTN - AUGUST 2015 • Page 3 © MICEBTN August 2015. All rights reserved in all countries. No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means whatsoever without the written permission of the publishers. This magazine is published by Impact Publications (ABN 70 257 512 639) in hard copy quarterly with daily news updates via website www.micebtn.com and weekly E-news each Friday. ProPrIETors: Chris Hurd, Sofia Hurd MANAgINg EdITor: Chris Hurd — firstname.lastname@example.org EdITor: Jack Handley EdITorIAl CoNTrIBuTors: Kelvin King, Ian Jarrett, and Melissa di dio. AdvErTIsINg: sandra lewington — email@example.com AddrEss: 54 Harborne street Wembley WA Australia 6005. Po Box 1035 West Perth WA Australia 6872 T: 61 8 9382 8388 F: 61 8 9380 9974 E: firstname.lastname@example.org While the publishers have taken all reasonable precautions and made all reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of material contained in this publication, the publisher accepts no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage which may result from any inaccuracy or omission, or from the use of information contained in this publication. views and opinions expressed in MICEBTN do not necessarily reflect those of the management. All rates and schedules in editorial or advertisements are correct at time of going to press but are subject to change without notice. dIsClAIMEr The information contained in this magazine has been compiled by MICEBTN. Any commentary, opinion, projection, prediction or conclusion made by MICEBTN or quoted by it from any of the sources is published in good faith to stimulate independent investigation by the reader of the matters canvassed. The reader should not rely (or invite others to rely) upon the contents of this publication as a basis for taking or refraining from any action, or rearrangement of their affairs (financial or otherwise). And MICEBTN and its contributors, shall not be liable for any economic or other loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of such reliance. Contents 22. 4. dollar boost for inbound meetings. 5. NZ travel tax a ‘handbrake on growth’. 6. Win associations business using your strengths - ICCA. 9. PCo 2015 will tackle key issues. 13. dArWIN: MICE-friendly infrastructure a winner. 20. special Bali report: Bali’s Mandapa to take wellness to new levels. 22. Bali Weddings: spectacular settings, lower costs a winning formula. 23. Bali MiCe: sector growth continues as new facilities add depth. 32. guest writer Peter Hook tackles ‘the elephant in the room’ – the rise of airbnb. 34. souTH AusTrAlIA: Kelvin King checks out the latest developments 36. Why mobile devices are every event’s best friend – from technology specialist Darren Edwards. 34. 42. Case study: ‘I Am Creator’ takes its top sales people ‘team building in Bali’. 44. MACAu: special events a boon for the visitor writes Kelvin King. 48. guest writer Debbie Mayo-Smith lays down three rules for successful database marketing. 49. Western australia: regional tourism development improves MICE options. 54. Queensland: Queens Wharf project to change meetings dynamics, writes Kelvin King. 66. dubai powers ahead with smart Cities strategy. 68. orlando added to Emirates’ growing network 74. take Five with Peta Torkington, P&o Cruises Australia. 75. guest writer Robyn Henderson says don’t leave networking to chance - it’s too good an opportunity to miss. 76. Arrivals and departures: People on the move. 13.