Thailand widens financial support to smaller events of 80-plus

Australian event organisers looking to bring events with upwards of 80 guests to Thailand can now get new financial support.

Organisers of smaller events are now eligible to apply for financial support, DMC services and ground transport to conduct a tailored inspection. This support was previously only available to organisers of large conventions.

“With this policy change, Thailand have significantly increased their competitive advantage,” said Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) representative Nicole Tingey, director of Clockwise Consulting.

“When organisers can see, feel and experience the destination they are recommending for their events, it makes a huge difference to the destination being chosen.

“The business event industry of Thailand headed by TCEB, knows that when decision makers can see the quality and diversity of the product available, they buy. We expect this to have a major impact on the number of events that take place in Thailand over the next few years.”

Australian buyers will be able to find out more and apply for site inspections at the upcoming TCEB sponsored roadshow in which 14 Thai products will be revealed next month in Sydney and Melbourne.

The Thailand MICE Roadshow Sydney will be on 2 April and the Thailand MICE Agency Showcase Melbourne is being held on 4 April. Head here for more information.