Long known as one of the world’s most exotic tourist destinations, in recent years India has firmly established itself as a leading MICE hub, allowing visitors to experience the country’s melting pot of cultures alongside its burgeoning global presence in the business world. In 2019 the country ranked 52nd on the Global Innovation Index, and as a MICE destination, it ranks 28th globally and seventh in the Asia Pacific region with the International Congress and Convention Association. The capital, New Delhi is well-established as the nation’s top city for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions, ranking 62nd globally and 14th within the Asia Pacific region.
The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
Between its peninsula and two islands, Macao’s land area only comprises about 12 square miles, but the tiny Special Administrative Region of China packs a big punch, especially when it comes to entertainment. Home to rich cultural museums and eye-popping architecture ranging from towering sci-fi-worthy skyscrapers to colorful colonial Portuguese preservations, there’s plenty to ogle by day. However, Macao presents an after-hours wonderland of sights and sounds, topped only by nearby Hong Kong in this area of the globe.