Q&A: Events business pursues quality

August 16, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, MICE, News, People, Thailand

BANGKOK, 16 August 2017: Thailand has identified the pursuit of quality tourism as its strategic goal in a bid to shift the emphasis from counting tourist arrivals to building revenue, length of stay and offering upscale travel experiences.

MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions) is viewed as the travel segment that will help Thailand do just that, as well as ensuring it can rise through the ranks to become the leader in ASEAN’s highly competitive events business.

Thailand has many factors in its favour including  strategic location on mainland ASEAN, a comprehensive network of airline routes and superb hotel and meeting facilities on the ground to serve the needs a global MICE industry. Read more

TITF 21 and going strong

August 11, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News

BANGKOK, 11 August 2017: The 21st edition of Thai International Travel Fair opened, Thursday, attracting travel consumers who were keen to snatch up tour packages and airline deals, some valid until January next year.

The event will end this Sunday at Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre.

Thai Travel Agents Association president, Suparerk Soorangura, told TTR Weekly that 30 countries were exhibiting travel products at a show that is considered a reliable barometer of outbound travel trends in Thailand. Read more

ITE attracts tourism stakeholders

August 11, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News

HO CHI MINH CITY, 11 August 2017: Global tourism stakeholders will convene at Vietnam’s largest international travel expo, 7 to 9 September, for the 13th ITE HCMC trade show.

Organisers anticipate “thousands of tourism businesses” hotels and tour operators will convene at the International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City (ITE HCMC) 2017 to be hosted at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre (SECC).

Now approaching  its 13th edition, ITE HCMC 2017 will provide a marketing opportunity and a business networking backdrop for participants to build brand equity and expand their business reach. Read more

Bangkok’s bridge and back fun race

August 10, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 10 August 2017: MICE & Communication with VOGUE will organise Bangkok Women’s Run in partnership 3 September here in the Thai capital.

As many as 3,000 female runners could attend based on the organiser’s estimated maximum capacity for the run, which takes places entirely on the Rama 8 Bridge and its approach roads on either side of the river.

The Sunday fun run will start at Rama 8 Bridge and will follow a route certified by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS). Read more

Korea partners with ITB Asia

August 10, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 10 August 2017: ITB Asia has secured a partnership with the Korea Tourism Organisation of Singapore.

The memorandum of cooperation with Messe Berlin (Singapore) Pte Ltd, organiser of ITB Asia, looks to boost Korea’s appeal as a key destination for leisure travel in Southeast Asia.

“ITB Asia has been chosen as the key platform of choice for KTO in bridging more visitor and buyer connections, and boosting awareness of Korea’s thriving tourism industry,” said Messe Berlin (Singapore) executive director Katrina Leung. Read more

Farms get closer to tourism

August 9, 2017 by  
Filed under ASEAN, Cambodia, Events, News

PHNOM PENH, 9 August 2017: Agro-tourism will be in the spotlight at the upcoming 2nd Greater Mekong Subregion Agriculture Ministers Meeting, this September, in Siem Reap.

The second agriculture minsters’ meeting is scheduled for 6 to 8 September and in an unprecedented move rolls out the welcome mat  for tourism executives.

In an open invitation posted by the Mekong Tourism Office, Tuesday, tour operators, hoteliers, airlines, restaurants and retailers are on the invitee list. Read more

Hotel Tech: Identify the next disruptive

August 9, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News

HONG KONG, 9 August 2017: Hotel Technology Conference, organised by Questex Hospitality Group  announces its return to Hong Kong, 7 September, at The Mira Hong Kong.

Every year, over 120 hotel IT leaders make Hotel Tech their preferred platform for peer sharing, innovation, and planning purposes.

Specialised experts and delegates from across the region gather to exchange insights on the adoption of technologies in the hotel industry. Read more

Annual golf get together

August 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 8 August 2017: Thai Hotels Association will organise the 54th edition of traditional golf tournament known as Thai Travel Industry Tournament (T.T.I.T) 15 September at The Royal Golf & Country Club in Samut Prakan.

The association joins hands with Tourism Authority of Thailand and Association of Thai Travel Agents to organise the event for the travel industry.

It was initially introduced to foster goodwill among the different travel segments.  With time the event improved and is now a must for golfers who work in hospitality and tourism and like to network and compete . Read more

Buy into a race experience

August 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Thailand

CHIANG MAI, 8 August 2017: International cycle tour operator, SpiceRoads Cycling, is inviting race enthusiasts to ride with its 2017 Master Tour of Chiang Mai cycle race team.

The Masters Tour of Chiang Mai is an annual road race event staged in Thailand’s northern capital and often tagged by guidebooks as the “Rose of the North.”

The specialist race is open to riders over the age of 40. Read more

Pattaya marathon reboots

August 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Thailand

PATTAYA, 7 August 2017: Pattaya City joins hands with Provincial Chonburi Administrative Organisation, Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Athletic Association of Thailand to organise the 26th Pattaya Marathon 2017, 3 September.

The event was supposed to take place 16 July, but Pattaya City could not secure core sponsors and an organiser in time, according to the Pattaya Marathon website.

It has now been rescheduled for Sunday, 3 September, with the start and finish line on Pattaya Beach Road. Read more

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