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February 10, 2016 –
Bangkok and Bali are recognised as the most popular cities in the region
Results from a recent global Destination Index, compiled by the leading Global DMC and Event Management Company, Pacific World (www.pacificworld.com), have identified Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore as the top destinations in Asia for meetings and incentives with Bangkok and Bali voted as the most popular cities.
Governmental stability, attractive exchange rates and improved flight connections are factors contributing to the increased attention from source markets including North America, Australia and other Asian regions.
Bert Chamrernnusit, Destination Manager of Pacific World Thailand, stated, “The fact that the state of emergency and martial law in Thailand has been lifted have contributed towards these destinations being appealing option for the meetings and incentives industry”.
Indonesia also drew the attention of the US market and I Wayan Sumadi Meeting & Incentive Manager of Pacific World Indonesia attributes this to “the fact that the government is expediting visas to enter the region, but also due to improving flight connections to Indonesia, and Bali in particular. Clients have been showing special interest on activities that in some way involve interacting with locals and Bali offer plenty opportunities to do that”.
Meetings and incentives in Singapore were the most requested events in 2015. Gina Lim, Destination Manager of Pacific World Singapore adds, “Client’s requests are not now as simple as a sample sightseeing excursion or packed activity, tthey want to be stimulated, inspired and engaged. You’re left with the challenge of trying to impress a worldly savvy audience and Singapore is constantly reinventing the city with improved facilities to meet those challenges.”
To download the latest Destination Index Special Report, please go to: www.pacificworld.com
Bert Chamrernnusit, Mr. Sumadi and Gina Lim are available for further comments. Please contact Pamela Wils (Pamela.firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange an interview.