Thailand

‘No road is too long with good company’

Oliver Thomas, CMW international reporter, takes a look at the technological innovation and expanding MICE sectors that are driving forward ambitious growth in Thailand. Click here to read the feature in the CMW May/June 2022 Magazine.  As global markets emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic and return to international events at their own pace, each are taking personalised paths towards their vision o...

Thailand to lift testing requirement for international arrivals from 1 May

Thailand’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has approved the lifting of the RT-PCR testing requirement for international arrivals, 1 May 2022, and the country has introduced two new entry schemes specifically customised for vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers. International travellers who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to show proof of a pre-arrival negative ...

Witnessing Thailand’s MICE re-opening

CMW  joined the March 2022 Thailand MICE Familiarisation Trip, courtesy of the Thailand Conference and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB). The trip’s theme was Thailand NOW: Refresh – Restyle – Reconnect. CMW experienced a slice of Thailand’s culture, people, and MICE infrastructure. Take a look at the photos below for a taster of the week’s action and watch out for our special reports, to...

Thailand eases inbound travel restrictions

Thailand’s ‘Test & Go’ entry rules have been eased, 1 April, in the country’s phased return to welcoming back international travellers. Fully vaccinated Thai citizens and foreign travellers from all countries/territories will no longer have to provide proof of a negative PCR Covid test taken 72 hours before arrival. The ‘Test & Go’ scheme still requires the following fives documents before...

Queen Sirikit National Convention Center set to reopen for APEC in September 

N.C.C. Management and Development (NCC) has announced its Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC), Thailand, has been selected to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Summit 2022. This will include all meetings related to APEC Framework to be held throughout 2022. QSNCC is set to welcome delegates from all the 21 economies to Thailand, and will aim to support APEC in hosting...

IMPACT, Thailand welcomes return to in-person events

IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre, Thailand, has welcomed the return of face-to-face events for the first time since April 2021. After Thailand opened its borders to fully vaccinated international travellers from over 63 countries on 1 November, the in-person event sector is now seeing a gradual return of activities. IMPACT has confirmed 49 events to take place between November-December. Of ...

Thailand events set to return under safety protocols

Thailand’s Centre of Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has approved the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau’s (TCEB) proposal to allow the return of in-person MICE events to be held under ‘Covid-19 Free setting’ protocols. The approval follows the government’s announcement, 11 October, that fully vaccinated overseas visitors will be allowed to enter Thailand from 1 November with...

Bangkok convention centre set for September 2022 re-launch

N.C.C. Management & Development, the Thailand based venue management company, has announced that the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre (QSNCC) is set to re-open on schedule in September 2022. 280,000 sqm of the Centre has been re-modelled, which is now five times larger than before. The event space of 78,500 sqm consists of two main exhibition halls, two large conference halls with an a...

TCEB outlines three-year roadmap for Thailand’s conventions industry

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has unveiled a three-year roadmap for the country’s conventions industry. Covering 2021–2023, the roadmap outlines action plans to attract more conventions to Thailand with the intention of elevating the country’s international profile. The roadmap comprises three key strategies: To upgrade the Thailand’s conventions ecosystem through active lead ge...