Thailand wins hosting rights for next year’s Travel Blog Exchange

Thai Hotel Association's Kongsak Khoopongsakorn; Phuket City's mayor Somjai Suwansupana; TCEB's Chiruit Issarangkun Na Ayuthaya; Phuket governer Narong Woonciew; TAT's NIithee Seeprae; TCEB's Nichapa Yosswee; Phuket Tourist Destination's Bhummikitti Ruktaengam; and TBEX's Rick Calvert

Thailand has won the bid to host blogger-focused event, Travel Blog Exchange 2021 (TBEX Asia 2021), from October 20-22, 2021, in Phuket.

This marks the country’s first winning event since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, and was the result of a partnership between the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), Phuket Province and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

From left: Thai Hotel Association’s Kongsak Khoopongsakorn; Phuket City’s mayor Somjai Suwansupana; TCEB’s Chiruit Issarangkun Na Ayuthaya; Phuket governer Narong Woonciew; TAT’s NIithee Seeprae; TCEB’s Nichapa Yosswee; Phuket Tourist Destination’s Bhummikitti Ruktaengam; and TBEX’s Rick Calvert

Phuket was selected as the host city of the TBEX Asia 2021 under the concept of “Diversity of the South, Phuket & Beyond.” As such, TBEX Asia 2021 will underline arts, cultural diversity, event venues, food, and ways of life of not only in Phuket, but also the whole southern Thailand region.

The city is currently preparing for tourism in the new normal. Businesses are upgrading their sanitary standards to comply with the requirements laid down by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the Ministry of Public Health.

A multi-screening process is conducted at checkpoints in collaboration with the provincial public health officials, while safety and security measures for water, air and land transport have been heightened to assure travellers that Phuket is a safe destination.

Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, TCEB President, said: “We are going to show the world that Thailand is ready to come back, after Covid-19 has passed, to host international events and Phuket is ready to serve as a festival city.”

To boost the confidence of media and international bloggers, TCEB, TAT, and Phuket will also be organising a Media and Blogger Inspection Trip from October 6-8, 2020.

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