MICE tourism gets a boost

PHUKET: The Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT) has launched its “Think Meeting, Think Phuket” discounted air fares and hotel rates promotion in a bid to boost the number of MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions, exhibitions) travelers to the island.

The aim of the promotion, which will end on October 31, is to attract an average 1,250 people a day to Phuket. Assuming that each spends an average of 10,000 baht a day, that would mean revenue for the island of 2.25 billion baht over the coming six months.

Under the promotion, round-trip Bangkok-Phuket-Bangkok air tickets cost 500 baht each for government officers, and 1,000 baht apiece for employees from private companies.

Round-trip tickets for accompanying spouses are 3,300 baht each, and tickets for each accompanying child under 13 years cost 2,625 baht.

The promotion also offers MICE travelers hotel accommodation at selected hotels on Phuket, including the Laguna Beach Resort in Cherng Talay, the Holiday Inn in Patong and Le Royal Meridien Phuket Yacht Club at Nai Harn, at rates ranging from 1,000 baht up to 3,600 baht per room per night.

For more information contact the TCT at Tel: 02-2505500 ext 1646-1648 or Fax: 02-2500797; or contact Bangkok Airways at Tel: 02-2655555 or Fax: 02-2738407 between 8 am and 5.30 pm on weekdays.

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