MICE to the rescue

September 5, 2017 by  
Filed under MICE, News, Vietnam

HANOI, 5 September 2017: ASIA DMC has launched a specialist MICE division to curate corporate events and incentives in Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam, the company reported in press release earlier this week.

It plans to offer the service in China and India where it claims companies are looking for highly personalised events for senior executives and top achievers.

The Hanoi-headquartered company will deliver events managed by teams focusing on iconic destinations such as Angkor Wa in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar and Halong Bay in Vietnam, the company stated. Read more

Sabah taps Chinese incentives

July 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Malaysia, News

KOTA KINABALU, 7 July 2017: Sabah recently hosted two China incentive groups, each with more than 2,000 delegates.

JM Group and Perfect China are both China’s top direct sales companies.

Sabah was chosen because of its mix of beaches, cultural elements and resorts that could host large gala dinners in a garden and pool setting. Read more

Mega incentive meets in Sabah

May 12, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Sabah

KOTA KINABALU, 12 May 2017: The arrival of the biggest incentive group from China this week shows that Sabah is ready to stage large scale events, Sabah Tourism Board officials reported.

The 3,500 delegates from JM Top Achievers China arrived  in Sabah over a three-day period this week and are staying at 11 hotels around the city. Read more

AMITE 2017 meets in Bangkok

March 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Trade Talk

BANGKOK, 7 March 2017: The Asia Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange 2017 will be held at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, 10 to 12 July.

A boutique event that features appointments between MICE buyers and suppliers, AMITE 2017 is the industry’s only one-to-one event held in private suites at a five-star hotel in Asia.

AMITE is organised by event organiser Questex Travel Group. Read more

TCEB offers incentives to meet in Thailand

December 6, 2016 by  
Filed under Events, MICE, News

BANGKOK, 6 December 2016: Thailand Convention and Exhibitions Bureau has launched “Thailand CONNECT Your Vibrant Journey to Business Success” campaign targeting Europe’s meeting planners.

The campaign aims to attract more business events from Europe to Thailand.

It was officially launched at IBTM World, Barcelona 2016, late last month, to international MICE delegates and media representatives. Read more

TCEB wins SITE bid

November 29, 2016 by  
Filed under Events, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 29 November 2016: Thailand will host for the first time the SITE Global Conference in January 2019.

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau president, Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, said TCEB recently won the bid to host the “SITE Global Conference 2019” – an annual association meeting of the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), a global organisation dedicated to strengthening  the incentive travel industry.

“The event will help drive more MICE business to Thailand and accommodate the needs of MICE professionals joining the event from around the world.” Read more

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

TCEB introduces TIME

July 28, 2016 by  
Filed under Events, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 28 July 2016: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau will organise the ‘Thailand Incentive and Meeting Exchange 2016’ (TIME 2016), a brand new event that will deliver market intelligence to expand Thailand’s MICE business.

The event will be hosted Tuesday, 16 August, at Grand Hall I, Plaza Athenee, Bangkok, Royal Meridien Hotel in Bangkok.

TIME 2016 will be TCEB’s annual educational platform to share experiences related to the meetings and incentives travel business. Read more

TCEB targets mega events

May 19, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 19 May 2016: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau is targeting mega events to boost meetings business in the country.

TCEB president, Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, said the focus this year is on meetings and incentives travel to draw mega events with more than 2,000 international delegates.

TCEB offers what it calls “Thailand Big Thanks!” campaign, that targets organisers with a promise of financial incentives to bring major meetings and incentives to the country. Read more

Bigger incentives for movie makers

May 16, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 16 May 2016: The Thai Cabinet has asked the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the Ministry of Finance to increase financial assistance through bigger cash rebates to attract more foreign movie companies to film in Thailand.

Government spokesman, Sansern Kaewkamnerd, said the Cabinet agreed in principle, last week, to give rebates to attract big-budget movies to shoot in Thailand, but recommended the rebates would have to have more incentives if they were to succeed.

The Cabinet has approved in principle a cash rebate equivalent of 15% on every THB30 million spent shooting a foreign big-budget movie in Thailand and another 5% for filmmakers using local post-production services. For overall, the rebate will not exceed 20% per production. Read more

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