Thailand hotels gear up for the Indian MICE and weddings market

Thailand is aggressively positioning itself as a strong MICE and wedding destination, to take advantage of the expanding Indian market for these segments. According to a data by The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), Thailand welcomed 129,717 MICE travelers from India in 2017 which is an increase of 36% over the previous year.

Cities like Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Rayong, Phuket, Khon Kaen, Hua Hin and Chiang Rai hold a great potential for MICE tourism.

The recent Mega Fam tour from India showcased some excellent properties in Bangkok and eastern part of Thailand, which are aggressively targeting the MICE and weddings market.

Avani Pattaya Resort & Spa: Located in the middle of Pattaya city, with its lush tropical gardens and panoramic views over the beach, Avani Pattaya Resort & Spa offers its guests an opportunity to relax in a green tropical paradise, within hopping distance of the beach, walking street, and other attractions. The hotel boasts of almost 300 luxury rooms and suites designed for total comfort and relaxation. Every room has a private terrace with natural decor reflecting the brand’s interest in maintaining the balance of art, nature and community. Avani Pattaya Resort & Spa is the best weekend getaway for the travelers from India and other neighboring countries who are looking for relaxing and a fun-filled weekend, after a busy convention or conference.

Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa: Set on the beautiful Eastern Thai coastline just two and a half hours drive from Suvarnabhumi Airport, Rayong Marriott Resort is emerging as one of the most popular destinations for Indian weddings. With over 200 well-appointed spacious rooms and 25,000 sq ft of event spaces, indoor hall, lawns, beach, hilltop and a bar, it is well-equipped to host big fat Indian weddings, having hosted 25 big ones last year. Guests can enjoy beachfront resort activities and boat excursions to the pristine nearby islands, such as Koh Mun and Koh Samet. As a MICE venue Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa scores full marks for innovative and extensive meeting spaces including spacious state-of the-art venues, efficient event management team, and just about anything which a demanding Indian wedding group could require.

Montien Riverside Hotel: Located along the picturesque Chao Phraya River, Montien Riverside Hotel boasts its own traditional Thai boat – the Montienthip. The hotel ensures perfect stay for the MICE and business traveler and is equipped with an Executive Floor offering personalised service and a list of executive privileges, including panoramic views of the river from its rooms. The Hotel offers variety of amenities and privileges to its guest like outdoor swimming pool with sundeck, table tennis, aerobic dance studio and traditional Thai massage, oil massage, foot massage and sports massage amongst the other world class facilities. The Montien Riverside Hotel was the gracious host of the opening Gala Dinner for the Mega Fam, where the top brass of the Tourism Authority of Thailand presented their vision and plans for the coming year.