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TCEB promotes Krabi – The Adventure MICE of the Andaman

Krabi – The Adventure MICE of the Andaman

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) recently combined two familiarization trips, one for media members and the other for corporate executives worldwide known as “Connections Plus 2013“, into a special trip called “Thailand: Connecting Asia’s Diversity of Dynamic Destinations“, to showcase Krabi southern province as an adventurous MICE destination of the Andaman.

Welcome speech by Mr. Nopparat Methaveekulchai, President of the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)

TCEB Media Familiarisation Trip 2013

Apart from the official MICE cities such as Phuket, Krabi is fast becoming an ideal destination for a corporate retreat, conference or event. Located 800 kilometres south of Bangkok, Krabi is one of the cities in the Andaman Cluster which is comprised of Phuket, Krabi and Phang-Nga.

Krabi’s landscape comprises virgin beach fringed with spectacular limestone formations that tower to the skies

Crystal clear waters and long endless strtches of powdery white sandy beaches literally take your breath away

In terms of accommodation, Krabi’s hotels are mostly resorts but the landscape is rapidly changing with additions from many of the international and Thai hotel chains such as the Sheraton, the Sofitel, The Ritz Carton, the Amari, Centara etc.

French elegance and Victorian – Colonial style hotel (Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort)

Phulay Bay accomodations are luxuriously designed with a modern interpretation of contemporary style

Although the infrastructures and facilities for business events in Krabi are not as sophisticated or large-scale, they have attained world-class standard that are able to meet all the requirements of business events. At the moment, Krabi is capable of hosting conferences and events from 50 to 500 delegates and participants.

Krabi reflects a perfect connection between business and leisure

Peace Laguna Resort’s conference facilities

In addition, with its geographical diversity, Krabi has many options for outdoor and adventurous activities such as diving, rock climbing, kayaking and canoeing etc which can be creatively adapted to team building activities, themed dinner events, or pre and post programmes for delegates.

Krabi offers several unique venues to host your guests at a function site they will remember for years to come

such as a candlelight dinner right on the beach

Krabi is served by Krabi International Airport with numerous daily flights from Bangkok, Malaysia and Singapore and Phuket is just a two hour drive by road.

CSR activity at Koh Hong

Indoor and outdoor team building programs available year round

Blessed with awesome natural beauty and geographical diversity, Krabi reflects a perfect connection between business and leisure that is sturdily demonstrated Thailand’s diversity of dynamic destination.

Rocking climbing at Railay Bay (Krabi)

Mu Ko Hong – One of the Best Sea Kayaking Paradise

Thailand’s MICE industry is growing strongly despite the economic crises in Europe and USA. MICE visitor numbers to Thailand in 2012 reached 895,224. Asia market represents 65 percent of all MICE business travellers . In 2012, Thailand hosted a total of 7382 MICE events, 6.84 percent up from 2011.

An interview with Ms. Parichat Svetasreni, Director of Marketing and Corporate Image Department (TCEB) :

As Asian economies continue to grow, Thailand’s MICE industry is expect to welcome approximately 940,000 business travellers to the country, generating expected revenues of 88 billion bath and most importantly, TCEB will continue to further strengthening Thailand’s position as a preferred MICE destination in Asia.

A romantic sunset at Tubkaak beach

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