Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Organisers of events bringing 1,000 delegates to Thailand will be eligible for support of one million baht. This package applies to event size from 100 delegates or more.
Last year, Thailand earned USD1.6 billion in foreign exchange earnings from MICE. Thailand is recognised as a preferred MICE destination in Asia, with an envied reputation for world-class venues, professional services, and the competence to meet the most complex and demanding of events. Thailand's unique culture, wonderful cuisine and unique hospitality have all helped drive MICE growth by 20 percent a year for the past four years.
Malaysia Promoting MICE Products In Abu Dhabi
By Muin Abdul Majid
DUBAI, April 8 (Bernama) -- Malaysia is promoting its Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) products and services to potential buyers in West Asia at the Second Gulf Incentive, Business, Travel and Meetings (GIBTM) show which began in Abu Dhabi Tuesday.The Malaysian delegation at the three-day event is led by Tourism Malaysia's domestic promotion division director, Datuk Idros Mohamad.
Saying that Malaysia was a complete value-for-money MICE destination, he extolled the Southeast Asian nation's attributes such as state-of-the-art meeting facilities, quality accommodation and attractive natural environment.
"And potential visitors from this part of the world should feel comfortable (in Malaysia) because we are a Muslim country where getting (halal) food is not a problem...and they can move around in relative security," he told Bernama ahead of the GIBTM event.
Idros disclosed that Malaysia's conference arrivals reached slightly over one million last year as compared to 820,000 in 2006.Tourism Malaysia's GIBTM partners comprise nine organisations -- Malaysia Airlines, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, two destination management companies, as well as five hotels and resorts.
In conjunction with GIBTM, Tourism Malaysia and Malaysia Airlines will jointly hold seminars in Dubai and Tehran to highlight MICE developments in Malaysia to invited trade guests.
Organised by Reeds Travel Exhibition for the MICE industry, the GIBTM is expected to attract 1,000 trade visitors and 250 regional and international organisations.-- BERNAMA