Thailand’s smart plans for expansion

October 20, 2017 by  
Filed under MICE, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 29 October 2017: Thailand’s business travel sector should gain a  push from the government’s “Thailand 4.0” development strategy and elaborate plans to develop the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) including a major airport expansion.

The Eastern Economic Corridor plan, announced earlier this year, covers three provinces; Chachoengsao, Chonburi, Rayong, east and southeast, of Bangkok.

Public and private investment could reach THB1.5 trillion  (USD43 Billion) over five years. Read more

Report identifies Thailand MICE power

May 3, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Thailand

DUBLIN, 3 May 2017: Research and Markets has released its latest report “Thailand MICE Industry & Forecast to 2022” that forecasts the country will host more than 1.3 million MICE travellers by 2022.

The report suggests Thailand’s Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) sourced internationally will generate USD4 Billion revenue.

The MICE industry is one of the key sectors that Thailand is developing, mainly through the government’s Thailand Conventions and Exhibitions Bureau (TCEB) in a bid to draw quality international visitors. Read more

Thailand’s meeting venues certified

March 16, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 16 March 2017: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau says 101 venues in Thailand have been certified under the Thailand MICE Venue Standard in 2017.

TCEB’s MICE Capabilities Department director, Nichapa Yoswee, said this year Thailand MICE Venue Standard will extend to cover exhibition venues and special event venue categories in five key cities — Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket, Chiang Mai, and Khon Kaen — as well as Hat Yai that is now emerging as an events venue.

“Extending the standard to more MICE venues will help to ensure organisers can confidently choose Thailand as the destination for their next MICE events.” Read more

Phuket marathon runs up registrations

March 16, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 16 March 2017: Laguna Phuket Marathon is set to celebrate its 12th year with organisers forecasting more than 7,000 runners from over 40 countries will participate in the June race.

Sanctioned by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races, the Laguna Phuket Marathon is held from sunset to sunrise over two days, 3 to 4 June.

Organised by sports management company, Go Adventure Asia, the event uses the latest technology in professional race timing and results supplied by Sportstats Asia. Read more

TCEB’s domestic MICE priorities

February 15, 2017 by  
Filed under MICE, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 15 February 2017: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau has outlined a strategy to boost the country’s domestic MICE industry this year.

TCEB president, Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, said 2017 should establish another milestone for the growth of the domestic MICE market.

Core elements focus on four marketing areas. Read more

TCEB passes on its standard to ASEAN

February 1, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 1 February 2017: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau says all 10 ASEAN ministers have endorsed the Thailand MICE Venue Standard as the model to adopt across the 10-nation region.

TCEB president, Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, said TCEB would take the lead role to finalise the ASEAN MICE Venue Standard based largely on features in Thailand’s own venue standard.

“The vote of confidence from the ASEAN minsters confirmed the ASEAN MICE Venue Standard, will be based on the framework of the Thailand MICE Venue Standard,” he said. 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 says business events go ahead

October 19, 2016 by  
Filed under Events, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 19 October 2016: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau recommends MICE travellers visiting Thailand to continue with their travel plans.

The notice acknowledged that most Thai people will be wearing black or white dress  as a sign of mourning, but this is not required of business travellers attending events in Thailand.

However, TCEB said it would be appreciated if visitors wore appropriate clothing when in public. They should recognise the country is in mourning, but Thai people welcome visitors and this sentiment has not changed. 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 signals Chiang Rai for MICE

September 12, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 12 September 2016: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau aims to promote Chiang Rai as a new meetings and events destination specifically for the China market.

TCEB president, Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, said the bureau showcased Chiang Rai at the IBTM CHINA 2016, held late last week in Beijing, to introduce the far-north province to China’s events planners.

Chiang Rai is being positioned as a new events destination for small meetings with a green tourism branding. Read more

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