International events getting an assist from Thai suppliers

i By August 3, 2020 No Comments
International events will get a helping hand via a program from the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau and its partner hotels and DMCs. Mrs. Nichapa Yoswee announced the launch of the program.

Mrs. Nichapa Yoswee

International events are getting a helping hand from Thailand’s MICE community.

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has partnered with 54 hotels and eight destination management companies (DMCs) on a new program to attract and assist international meetings and incentives.

The “Ease Up” program was created for meeting and incentive planners in anticipation of the recovery of international travel and international events. It will be introduced tomorrow by Nichapa Yoswee, senior vice-president, Business, TCEB, at the virtual trade show, ITCM China 2020—the first virtual trade show TCEB has taken part in.

The Ease Up program is accepting applications until March 31, 2021. All events must be completed by June 30, 2021. Applications must be submitted to TCEB at least 30 working days prior to the event date. To learn more contact TCEB at

The program is part of a new, larger TCEB initiative called I M People Focused (Incentives Meetings People Focused). The bureau held extended, in-depth dialogues with its partners to craft the program, which includes a generous financial grant, free airport transfers, free sightseeing and free hotel rooms.

Under “Ease Up,” TCEB has allocated $500,000 USD so that organizers can more effectively help their clients lower the cost of incentive travel and meetings. Its partner hotels and DMCs have created high-value group packages for the campaign.

The eight participating DMCs are offering complimentary airport transfers and a choice of local sightseeing, teambuilding or CSR activities. Fifty-four hotels in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Khao Yai, Rayong, Koh Samui, Phuket, Khao Lak, Krabi, Pattaya and Hua Hin will reward organizers with complimentary guestrooms. TCEB notes that terms and conditions apply for all “Ease Up” grants.

International events supported by TCEB & I M People Focused

Established by Royal Decree in 2002, the TCEB is the government agency is tasked with promoting and developing the business tourism sector in Thailand. Since 2004, TCEB has successfully established the country as Asia’s largest business events hub by providing service support for MICE programs.