Why Bangkok? 
Ms.  Vichaya Soonthornsaratoon, Director of Conventions Department, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau
Did you know?
+ Bangkok is in the world's top ten meeting cities in UIA Statistical Report 2015 and is the world's top destination most visited by international travelers in 2016 MasterCard Index of Global Destination Cities. Meeting in Bangkok is, undoubtedly, a vibrant journey to tap into the opportunity for both professional development and taking in pleasure.
+ The charming mix of old and new. This character is reflected in the venue environment in Bangkok, making your imagination much easier in selecting a venue. The city has two broad clusters of venue hotels. One is riverside venues where majestic river views are easily affordable and shuttle boat from the hotels to connect you with BTS Sky Train heading to and from downtown is in service. The other one is hotels along the route of BTS Sky Train in the city center with easy access to shopping centers, restaurants, entertainment venues and modern facilities.
+ Sustainability practice is now one key management element of venues in Bangkok. Plaza Athenee Bangkok, A Royal Meridien Hotel is the world’s first ISO 20121 accredited hotel. It is certified for Sustainability Event Management System for planning and delivery of sustainable meetings.
Where to meet?
We are always in contact with industry suppliers to keep updates about their product and service development. In 2016 Bangkok has enhanced its capacities for meetings due to the opening of new venues.
+ Avani Riverside Hotel Bangkok, situated on the bank of the Chao Praya River with boat shuttle service to the pier connecting to BTS Sky Train and to Asiatique The Riverfront, modern night market, on the opposite bank. The hotel offers 248 guest rooms. Its Grand Riverside Ballroom has a maximum capacity for 1,377 delegates with 11 breakout rooms, the capacity of which ranges from 65 to 385 delegates.
+ Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park Hotel, situated in the downtown district at Soi Sukhumwit 22 where one can easily connect with BTS Sky Train, vibrant shopping, business and entertainment districts. The hotel offers 1,360 rooms and suites. Its Thai Chitlada Grand Ballroom has a maximum capacity of 1,000 delegates. There are a total of 35 event rooms. The breakout rooms can accommodate 24 to 380 delegates.
Where to stay?
Welcoming more than 20 million international visitors a year, Bangkok has high capacity of accommodation with more than 80,000 rooms. The city also has increasing number of hotels catering to business, making price competitive. Average daily room rate for four-star hotels in Bangkok can start from 70 USD and five-star hotels around 80 USD.
How to get there?
Bangkok serves as aviation hub of Southeast Asia. The city has two international airports: Suvarnabhumi Airport, the main airport for international flights, and Don Mueang Airport, which serves low cost airlines for both domestic and overseas. The two airports handled around 54 billion international passengers in 2015. Suvarnabhumi airport, where 50 international airlines are operating, serves 134 destinations in 54 countries while Don Mueang airport, where 15 airlines are operating, serves 43 destinations in 12 countries. Flights from both airports to other Thai MICE cities: Chiang Mai, Phuket and Khon Kean, take between 1 and 1.15 hours while travel from Suvarnabhumi airport to Pattaya, another Thai MICE city, takes 1.30 hours via motorway.
Do you offer any special services/assistance for associations?
As a government agency, we provide non-fee and impartial advice and assistance in the following areas:
+ Bid assistance – we support associations to bid for regional and international conferences.
+ Convention planning – we provide impartial recommendations on venues, accommodation, PCOs or DMCs and assist in connecting associations with service providers.
+ Marketing support – we offer both financial and non-financial support for marketing activities, and promotion material.
+ Facilitating and liaising – our additional services include coordination with government agencies, Fast Track service for VIPS on arrival at airport or inviting Guest of Honor.
Special offer – we are having “Convene in Paradise” campaign to support large scale association conferences with an attendance between 500-1,000 overseas delegates and 200 delegates for offshore meetings. The expiry date of the campaign is 30 September 2017. For more information, please visit our web page. 
Whom to contact?
General inquiries, please contact conventions@tceb.or.th
Inquiries about “Convene in Paradise” campaign, please contact conveneinparadise@tceb.or.th
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