Saturday, January 07, 2006

Conference & Exhibition Centers, Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok Intercontinental Trade & Exhibition Center (BITEC)
www.bitec.net

Impact Exhibition Management
www.impact.co.th

Queen Sirikit National Convention Center
www.qsncc.com

Siam Paragon
www.siamparagon.co.th

Bangkok Convention Center (BCC)
www.centralhotelsresorts.com

Friday, January 06, 2006

Thailand....Sun, Sand, Surf, and Shop !!!

THAILAND

Tourism Board
Tourism Authority of Thailand
www.tourismthailand.org

Convention Board
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau

Climate There are three seasons - hot during February to May, rainy and sunny from June to October, and cool from November to January

Time GMT plus 7 hours

Currency Our local currency is the Thai Baht

Visas Visas for tourist not exceeding 30 days are not required of holders of passport from 39 countries
Passport holders from 14 other countries can apply for their visas on arrival at the airport. Further information, please visit www.mfa.go.th or www.imm.police.co.th

About Thailand
Thailand is renowned world-famouse hospitality, cuisine, culture and have made it one of Asia's most popular MICE destinations. While deluxe hotels are widespread throughout the country.
Thailand offers jungle pursuites, nightlife, rich cultural, beaches and everything in between....

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Wedding Arrangement !

Oh ! I have to arrange two weddings in this month for our clients. Firstly, Thai Wedding Ceremony has been requested by our clients which is a bit difficult for such a poor Thais like me but the arrangement has been confirmed, the clients will come from Europe soon while I also got to go back to my hometown to join my friend's wedding. I am not sure whether or not I can come but The bell is ringing !!!

Secondly, clients request to celebrate their wedding with european style. I can deep breath with this one, but still need to do my check list with many single points concerning with their event to arrange the best to them.

Well, I will update how it goes soon with finger crossed !!!.

Tourism Capital of Asia

Promoting meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) is a major part of TAT plans to make Thailand is the ‘Tourism Capital of Asia’.

Thailand has been promoted into the market not just as a centre of tourism but a centre of excellence in associated fields such as sports, fashion, food, health and spa, meetings and conventions, film-making, automobile production, information technology and many more industry sectors. All of these sectors are major generators of MICE industry.

A greatly improved infrastructure, especially road network linking Bangkok with Pattaya has helped boost business in Pattaya. The progress is leading to improved accessibility to Phuket, Chiang Mai and a number of other cities in the Mekong region.

All of these developments, along with a strong economy of its country, will lay the foundation for a major growth in the MICE business in Thailand.

Registration Fees???!!!!

Does your costs of your meeting will be recovered from delegates' registration fees?

Alternatively, why don't you use this simple formula below to calculate the registration:

R=V+(F/D)
R: Registration fee
V: Variable or per capita costs
F: Fixed or basic costs
D: Minimum number of delegates needed to break even

Monday, January 02, 2006

What is MICE ???? Mouse ??!!!!

M-I-C-E is an acronym for 4 key industry segments.

  • Meetings (all types of meetings including corporate meetings)
  • Incentive meetings and incentive travel
  • Conventions
  • Exhibitions (also referred to as trade shows in the United States)