What’s trending in Thailand?

What’s trending in Thailand?

  • 07 Aug Off

Bert Chamrernnusit, Country Manager Pacific World Thailand, reveals what’s new and fresh in Thailand. Bert Chamrernnusit

Q: What’s Thailand secret to always being in the most visited destinations for meetings and incentives, even in the most difficult times?

A: 
For sure, it’s the capacity to overcome challenges and very difficult situations positevely. All the market players know how important the meetings and events industry is to the country. Every crisis represents an opportunity and I always say that Thailand was able to take advantage of the bad times to evolve and improve. Thailand offers great accessibility, warm hospitality, tasty cuisine, beautiful attractions but above all in my point of view, the most important factor is our destination’s “value for money” and what our client’s budget could do for their meetings and incentive events.

Q: What’s new and trendy in Thailand? Any new cool venue or activity?
A: 
Bangkok and in general Thailand has always new venues to surprise visitors, new settings to inspire incentives and meeting programs. The hottest and newest venue is The House on Sathorn, a venue of the W Bangkok, a cluster of four majestic and colonial buildings that has long been one of the most recognizable landmarks of Bangkok offering different spaces for events: an elegant dining room, a stunning bar, a nice courtyard, and state-of-the-art meeting and events rooms. A few months ago Nai Lert Park Heritage Hom opened, a large teak wood house built with the architectural style of the tropical region.  It recently opened its doors to the public as a museum, a Thai restaurant and event venue. We have also been creating new products, activities and themes to surprise guests. Wow Rooftop Beach Themed Party is one of our client’s favorites: A roof top terrace is decorated with translucent beads and the atmosphere is that of a classy Cool Beach Party. Roving Table Hostesses (LED lit acrylic tables) display snacks for the guests, while LED lit centerpieces with beach props are placed around the venue and on each table. Many other acts and gimmicks can be added as enhancements.

In Phuket, we also have Rock Salt at The Nai Harn Phuke, a trendy beachside restaurant.

Q: What’s experiences do you recommend to delegates when they are not in a meeting?
A: 
There is so much to do. I would recommend a nice pampering spa treatment or a traditional Thai massage session to get the rid of the meeting stress. If they want to do something more physical then walking through some local markets, enjoy street shopping and bargaining fun and a sampling of some of Thailand’s famous street food wouldn’t be a bad idea either.

Q: Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai have been visited for years are there any new destination on the rise?
A: 
Each destination has it’s charms and unique highlights and all 3 are still on the top of the list but the destination that is gaining more interest for small meetings and incentives is “Koh Samui”.

Q: What’s your favorite spot in Thailand? What experience will you recommend any visitor to enjoy in your country?
A:
 I love Koh Samui, for it’s white sandy beaches and stunning views from your hotel room. For Koh Samui, meetings and incentives planners should try to incorporate a day out at sea and enjoy the stunning Angthong Marine National Park.


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