TO DISCUSS YOUR PROJECT OR LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SERVICES:

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Asia's Visitor's Bureaus Unite But What About Phuket?

Category: Tourism, Posted:12 Jun 2009 | 09:02 am

Thailand's Convention and Exhibition Bureau is joining hands as part of an eight country Asian visitor bureau alliance which has been named the Asian Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus. Those participating include Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, and Philippines. A key focus is to drive the lucrative MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions) in the region.
It's unfortunate that Phuket lacks both a large scale convention center and a dedicated visitor's bureau whose purpose would be to assist in both short term strategies and long term development of the tourism market. TAT's existing mandate is stretched to the limit with virtually every market in the country underperforming back of the recent political events and global downturn. While there has been a recent upturn of coordinated support from organizations such as SKAL and the recently launched 'Summer in Phuket' event but what's truly needed is a non profit visitor's bureau for the island as global, regional and domestic markets.
As to the current location of the planned Phuket convention center, this seems to be something akin to finding the body of Jimmy Hoffa, and best filed under 'whereabouts unknown.'

Other News

Read more

Soho House Bangkok Opening in December

Category: Hotels, Posted:21 Sep 2022 | 13:09 pm Uber global social brand Soho House will debut in Bangkok this December 2022. Located in the former Eugenia hotel in Sukhumvit Soi 31, the property has been reinvented. With three floors of facilities, food, beverage, and cultural events are also set to be showcased. Soho  House Bangkok membership is set at THB135,000 per year, with […]
Read more

UWC Phuket Enters International School Property Market

Category: Real estate, Posted:20 Sep 2022 | 08:46 am One of Phuket’s leading international schools UWC has entered into a development deal for integrated living. The school has subdivided a portion of its land adjacent to the campus and will have properties built by a Phuket real estate group TYSSEN VIP Development. Branded as the Campus Villas, the 44-unit gated estate offers four types […]
Read more

Noku Hotels Open Fourth Hotel, This Time It’s Phuket

Category: Hotels, Posted:10 Sep 2022 | 21:07 pm Boutique hotel group Noku has opened its fourth property, with Phuket as its latest destination. The Noku Phuket features 91 villas and lofts, overlooking Chalong Bay. Its sustainable design has earned it a Green Mark Gold Award. The group also operates properties in Maldives, Kyoto, and Osaka. Noku Hotels was founded by  Chris Teo of […]
SiaJai logo

Thailand's Leading Homecare Marketplace