Thailand has always been a country at the forefront of experiential travel, even amongst the most seasoned traveller. The country provides a fascinating blend of an ancient culture with some of the most modern infrastructure, venues and experiences. From a travel perspective, Thailand provides a perfect mix of cultural charm and luxurious indulgence that comes at a very reasonable price. The country has a reputation for delivering events of the highest quality and is world famous for its hospitality. venuesworld.com has put together our top 5 reasons why you should choose Thailand for your next conference or event.
1. Transport Links
Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and, thanks to Suvarnabhumi International Airport, it provides easy access to the majority of countries around the world. The airport handles over 40 million passengers per year and has flights from over 116 major cities in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia. The countries other airports are either directly serviced with flights from many major cities or are a short internal flight from Bangkok. Within many of the major cities, excellent transport links connect the airports to the city and are relatively easy to travel around.
2. Visa-Free or Visa-On-Arrival for 76 Countries
Thailand also now gives visa-free and/or visa-on-arrival facilities to 76 countries and territories. This circumvents the problem faced by many business travellers of many countries. This visa-free/visa-on-arrival saves on time-consuming and arduous visa application processes. Even if a Visa is required, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has instructed Thai embassies abroad to clear applications within two working days. For further information go to www.mfa.go.th
3. Amazing Hotels
Thailand has some of the world’s most amazing hotels. From the finest five-star luxury hotels to simpler well-known international business hotels, Thailand can cater for nearly every budget. In Bangkok most accommodation is close to excellent public transport; thus, they are very easily accessible. Not every MICE delegate is on an all expenses paid trip, so Thailand can provide a savvy conference or event planner with some amazing hotel options for a reasonable price.
4. World-Class Convention and Exhibition Spaces
Thailand also boasts world-class convention and exhibition spaces. Both in Bangkok and in other popular destinations such as Pattaya, Phuket and Chiang Mai there are Superb convention and exhibition centres. By far the biggest is the Impact Muang Thong Thani followed by the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center. There are several more nationwide.
5. Value for Money
The currency in Thailand is the Thai Baht, and while this has strengthened in recent time against global currencies, Thailand still offers excellent value for money. Food and beverage costs can be very good value in Thailand in comparison to many other destinations. Accommodation rates are very affordable for five-star venues. Off-site events such as Gala Dinners and pre and post-conference tours can also be provided in some amazing venues for excellent rates.
Do you think Thailand could be a perfect destination for your next conference or event? Our local team in venuesthailand.com are local experts in Thailand, with extensive experience in finding the best and most unique venues to ensure you have the best conference or event. They offer a free venue-finding service that guarantees the best rates for these venues. We also offer this service in 31 other countries. Visit venuesworld.com to find out more or request your free proposal here.