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MICEBTN - augusT-oCToBEr - 2016 • Page 3 © MICEBTN August-October 2016. 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 18. 4. TAA criticises ACCC over hotels deal with OTAs 5. New MEA chief puts focus on education and sustainability 8. global tourism forum returns to MAlAYsIA 10. Association business is key to growth -Tourism Australia 12. NEW ZEAlANd sets new records in visitor spending 15. INTERVIEW: Peter Sugg sees great changes in MICE, but ‘basics are intact’ 18. BALI: More Australians choosing Bali for weddings 28. What drives medical meetings? Amex study finds the answers 30. My Town - GCCEC’s Michelle Mann says Broadbeach buzzes as a meetings destination 31. New CAPE TOWN centre sets new MICE standards 32 . guest writer Darren Edwards reports on Augmented Reality and how to use it 36. 34. Movie sets show off SYDNEY to the world 38. Cover Story - MANDURAH is WA’s regional masterpiece for meetings and events 41. WESTERN AUSTRALIA’s room boom delivers competitive pricing 48. INDIA’s Taj Group promises unique visitor experiences 49. CHINA takes off. Jack Handley looks at the big money deals making China an aviation powerhouse 51. sINgAPOrE adds unique hotel experiences 53. guest writer debbie Mayo-smith suggests the best strategies put ‘more bums on seats’ 54. Travel show ‘dinosaurs’ need to justify exhibitor spend 55. Hotel loyalty pays, but read the fine print first, advises guest writer Robyn Henderson 56. Take 5 with Meriton’s Matthew Thomas, who has some good advice for career starters 9.