London/ May 21, 2009 : The United Kingdom remains one of Thailand’s biggest tourism markets, with nearly one million British nationals entering the country each year, more than any other country outside of Asia and by far the biggest market for Thailand within the Europe.
To demonstrate to the European market that Thailand is up and running and open for business, Thailand Conventions and Exhibitions Bureau (TCEB) bring with its 15 stakeholders from Thailand’s Meetings industry from hotels and convention centres to tourism agencies to London to reassure the European market that Thailand is both safe, functioning and remains one of the best value destinations in Asia.
TCEB’s Meetings and Incentives Director, Mrs. Malinee Kitaphanich, said, “Thailand is back and and offers Business Event opportunities that are unrivalled in Asia, The visits form a part of the government’s investment and tourism restoration policy, being known as Thailand Moving Forward policy.”
Along side with the trip started from Brussel to London and its finale in IMEX, Frankfurt, TCEB has formulated the latest promotion to encourage small size of meeting and incentives from Europe. This special visitor promotion is under Meeting Plus campaign that aims to boost up the number of small groups meetings by 2009. With the extension of Meeting More Memorable campaign which has launched earlier and offering till 2010, TCEB maintain its role to entice international visitors back to the country with all benefits that make Thailand a fantastic value destination for Meetings and Incentives.
For the conventions industry, the packages are similarly awe-inspiring, with the “Thanks A Million” campaign offering incentives of one million baht for those conventions with 1,000 delegates and a recently launched “Bring More Enjoy More” visitor promotion which is aimed to bring more delegates from the region to attend conventions held in Thailand.
Besides the visit to London, TCEB will participate in a further 11 tradeshows and more than 10 road shows this year, in an attempt to promote the country’s Meetings industry. The push is expected to restore Thailand to its rightful place in the business event world: as the preferred destination for meetings in Asia.