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TCEB charms Singapore MICE planners with new incentives

Complimentary hotel stays and impressive financial perks hoped to spur regional recovery.

The entire MICE supply chain is involved in the TCEB initiative, including DMC partners and hotels.
The entire MICE supply chain is involved in the TCEB initiative, including DMC partners and hotels.

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has launched an 'Ease Up' grant to woo the Singapore MICE market with a slew of new incentives. This is the latest in a series of initiatives to kickstart regional events, including a recently proposed alliance among Asia's convention bureaus. 

Aimed at attracting international corporate meetings and events, the Ease Up grant offers up to THB1,500 (US$50) per person or a dining experience of up to THB 300,000 (US$9997) per event.

Participating DMC partners will support with complimentary airport transfers and local experiences, sightseeing or CSR team building activities for up to 20 delegates. Similarly on the accommodation front, participating hotels will match the same number of complimentary rooms for up to 20 paying guest rooms booked.

With MICE accounting for 3.27% of the destination's GDP, the sectors is considered a critical part of Thailand's economic recovery. Singapore represents a significant chunk of this market, among the top five inbound markets for MICE.

“Thailand has long been a very popular destination for the Singapore market whether it’s for business or for pleasure. With the gradual opening of borders and year-round convenient air access, we are confident that the Singapore MICE visitors will be back to Thailand in no time. The grant is a strong signal to get the market moving again," said Melvyn Yap, director for Thread Asia/Singapore representative for TCEB.

Grant applications will remain open until 30 August 2021 for events happening no later than 30 September 2021. These must be submitted at least a month prior to the event.

For a list of participating partners, terms and conditions, click here.

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