Phuket, joining forces with TCEB & TAT, wins bid of world top bloggers event “TBEX Asia 2021” to reopen Thailand after the release of COVID-19
Thailand – Thailand wins bid of World Top Bloggers Event “TBEX Asia 2021, with the concept of “Diversity of South, Phuket & Beyond, aiming to host the event in October 2021 as a very first wining back event after Covid-19 releases. TCEB, in collaboration with TAT, has provided utmost support for Phuket to bid for this event with new highlights of community tourism and showcases of destination readiness and new stories as never before.
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has recognized the importance of stimulating Thai economy and tourism by winning back confidence right after the COVID-19 ends. One of its key missions is to find opportunities for Thailand to host international events with the purpose to develop local economy systematically. This will, therefore, generate a new economic legacy based on sustainability and community participation. In 2020, TCEB has proposed Phuket to host Travel Blog Exchange 2021 (TBEX Asia 2021 Thailand) with the intention to reopen and to reassure confidences from travelers through eyes of international bloggers and online influencers across the world after the release of COVID-19. Bringing together leading bloggers from across the world will help promote Thailand on social media through many influential global bloggers. Hosting international events will ensure the economic growth and impact to the host destination with revenue distribution and job creation.
Mr. Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, president of TCEB, says, “Today, Thailand has gained international confidence regarding a great varieties of tourist activities. Changes have been happening to suit travel trends among Gen Y and Gen Z. Members of these generations travel not only for leisure but also for inspirations, experiences, and new adventures. To raise Thailand’s capacities for world-class events, TCEB had discussed with TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand) and decided to choose Phuket as the host city of TBEX Asia 2021 under the concept of “Diversity of South, Phuket & Beyond. We are going to show the whole world that Thailand is ready to come back after the release of COVID-19 to host international events and Phuket is ready to serve as a festival city”.
Mr. Nithee Seeprae, Executive Director for Advertising and Public Relations Department of TAT, says, “We believe that, after the COVID-19 crisis, tourism and event industry will be back next year. So, it is a really good opportunity for Thailand to have the honor to host TBEX Asia 2021 under Diversity of South: Phuket & Beyond concept. The upcoming event will underline arts, cultural diversity, event venues, food and ways of life of not only in Phuket but also the whole Southern region. Highlights will be catered to suit target groups or those who will join the event in Phuket. Thailand’s South is charming. Its appeal suits the growing trend of Community-Based Tourism, which celebrates the identity of each community and local cuisine. Participants will discover the charm and diversity that can’t be found anywhere else. Since this big event will be held during challenging time, the honor of hosting is really an encouraging sign of confidence and potential of Thailand. This event will also stimulate Thai economy and tourism through Thailand’s positive reputation and public relations with various aspects”.
Mr. Narong Woonsiv, the governor of Phuket, says his province is fully ready to play host. “As Phuket will be the host of TBEX Asia 2021, we are going ahead with all preparations by giving cooperation with government strategies and measures for New Normal tourism. We have also talked to entrepreneurs to upgrade sanitary standards and to comply with the requirements laid down by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, as well as the Public Health Ministry. Moreover, service management has been well designed for three key transport modes namely water transport, air transport and land transport to assure everyone that Phuket is a safe destination. Screenings are conducted at checkpoints in collaboration with officials from the provincial public health office using Multi Screening Process. Phuket, in addition, has all infrastructures to accommodate tourists flying directly from overseas. There are world-class hotels and medical service providers in the province. We are, therefore, more than confident that we can be a good host for all tourists and events. Tourists, from both domestic and international, are bound to get precious experiences. Thailand will then reappear on the world’s tourism map in a significant way”.
However, to boost the confidence of media and international bloggers coming to TBEX Asia 2021 in Thailand, TCEB, TAT, and Phuket will organize ‘Media and Blogger Inspection Trip’ to Phuket between 6 and 8 October 2020. Invitation has been sent to media members, bloggers and top tourism influencers who are going to discover new experiences together. Apart from beautiful sea and beach, Phuket also has delicious local food, Street Art, adventure and charming community tours. The trip will initially promote new tour routes and programs ahead of TBEX Asia 2021.
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