HRS has been offering MICE booking capabilities in Europe since 2015, and will officially be launching in Asia-Pacific in 2H2016, when users in the region can begin booking meeting venues in other parts of the world. Meanwhile, corporates worldwide will be able to book MICE facilities in Asia-Pacific come end-2016. The platform is currently in its beta phase here, and was first announced during Travel X’Change 2016, HRS’ own corporate travel trade event which took place yesterday, March 23. Commenting on the meetings and groups sector in this region, Todd Arthur, managing director APAC, HRS, said: “In the past it is a really fragmented approach where you (manually) contact maybe six hotels and hope some of them get back to you and then there is this long back and forth process.” Get the full story at TTG Asia