TCEB underwrites convention hosts

September 27, 2016 by  
Filed under Events, MICE, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 27 September 2016: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau will concentrate on professional associations to bid for events in five key business sectors, according to its 2017 business plan.

The government’s Thailand 4.0 economic model aims to develop Thailand into a value-based economy, and high income country driven by creativity and innovations.

TCEB president, Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, confirmed  it the bureau will concentrate on five key industries; health and wellness; energy; food and agribusiness; infrastructure and logistics; and automotive and electronics. Read more

Outrigger wins MICE award

September 16, 2016 by  
Filed under MICE, News, Trade Talk

PHUKET, 16 September 2016: The Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort has won the “Best Island Resort for MICE” in the 2016 China Travel & Meetings Industry Awards – Business Travel & MICE.

The awards ceremony, hosted by M&C China, Northstar Travel Group, took place in Beijing, 6 September.

Since its debut in 2002, China Travel & Meetings Industry Awards, organised by Travel Weekly China, have recognised the best enterprises in China’s travel, meeting and incentive industry. Read more

Are traditional guides redundant?

July 15, 2016 by  
Filed under MICE, News, Thailand, Trade Talk

CHIANG MAI, 15 July 2016: Destination Asia is one of the first tour operators to team up with Chiang Mai’s Tab-Tour offering tourists a do-it-yourself tour of the city’s heritage attractions minus a tour guide.

Destination Asia reported, last week, in a news update that it has teamed up with Tab Tour Thailand to give clients a tour they can control from the palm of their hand.

Tab-Tour calls the leisure travel module Tourist City Rallies and for the corporate and incentives markets it offers another product using tablets branded “Chiang Mai Treasure Hunt.” Read more

Destination Asia launches new website

July 1, 2016 by  
Filed under MICE, News, Trade Talk

BANGKOK, 1 July 2016: Destination Asia Events announced, Thursday, the launch of a revamped website focusing on  MICE content across Asia.

Offering easy access to essential meetings and incentives information, the website has content supplied by 11 Destination Asia offices.

Countries featured are: Thailand; Vietnam; China; Indonesia; Hong Kong; Singapore; Japan; Myanmar; Cambodia; Malaysia and Laos. Read more

TICA tables at IMEX

June 27, 2016 by  
Filed under MICE, News, Trade Talk

BANGKOK, 27 June 2016: A delegation of Thai events promoters will attend the trade show, IMEX America, this October, under the banner of Thailand’s TCEB and TICA.

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau is cooperating with Thailand Incentive and Convention Association to  offer eight tables (three tables reserved for destination management companies) at IMEX this year.

IMEX America 2016 (America’s Worldwide Exhibition for Meetings, Incentives Travel & Events) will be held from 18 to 20 October at the Sand Expo & Convention Centre, Las Vegas, America. Read more

Royal Projects woo tourists

June 13, 2016 by  
Filed under Events, MICE, News

BANGKOK, 13 June 2016: Tourism Authority of Thailand highlighted Chiang Mai’s local tourism products over the weekend, by organising fam trips for international media who attended the Thailand Travel Mart last week.

The main focus was on the province’s Royal Projects that underscore the country’s efforts to introduce community-based tourism.

Nong Hoi Royal Project Development Centre coordinator, Siriporn Chansuwan, told TTR Weekly that tourism agencies like Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau have made promoting royal projects a priority. Read more

TCEB moves domestic MICE

June 7, 2016 by  
Filed under Events, MICE, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 7 June 2016: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau plans to boost domestic events to support the government policies to revitalise the country’s economic growth.

TCEB president, Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, said domestic MICE market programmes would play a key role to drive sustainable growth in 2017.

“The bureau has outlined its DMICE promotions with four key strategic projects to encourage public, private, people, and communities to work hand in hand to move forward,” he said last week. Read more

TCEB targets Indonesia

May 31, 2016 by  
Filed under Events, MICE, News

BANGKOK, 31 May 2016: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau will pursue Indonesia’s exhibition delegates to boost trade show attendance in Thailand.

TCEB vice president, Supawan Teerarat, said Indonesia has high potential to boost attendance for Thailand’s trade exhibitions.

“We will work with the Thai Exhibition Association to assist Thai exhibition organisers to tap Indonesian industry associations to increase international exhibition delegates by another 15% the next year.” Read more

Singapore Expo wins award

May 4, 2016 by  
Filed under MICE, News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 4 May 2016: Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre, together with its convention wing MAX Atria, won the Best International Venue award at the 10th Exhibition News (EN) awards 2016 in London, late last month.

In the large-scale category, (venues 10,000 sqm or more), Singapore EXPO with its 123,000 sqm of exhibition and convention space, beat four finalists, namely, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Shanghai New International Expo Centre and RAI Amsterdam, to emerge the winner.

The award winner was selected by a panel of judges from organiser, venue and supplier companies within the exhibition and events industries. Venues were judged on performance and versatility, financial growth, excellence in terms of steps taken to improve facilities and capabilities, initiatives to provide a better experience for organisers and exhibitors and organisers testimonials to justify their experience.  Read more

MICE app for event organisers

April 29, 2016 by  
Filed under Events, MICE, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 29 April 2016: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau launched, earlier this week, a ‘Biz Thailand’ mobile application as an information channel for business event travellers.

TCEB’s Information Technology Department director, Sarita Chintakanond, said the new mobile application is part of the bureau digital marketing strategy to boost MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibition) business.

“The Biz Thailand mobile application, comes in two language versions Thai and English…it has been developed to provide easy access to Thai MICE industry via a smartphone.” Read more

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