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TMVS certification.
TMVS certification.

By accelerating the Thailand MICE Venue Standards (TMVS) certification, the country hopes its target of 490 venues will be achieved by the end of 2018.

There are currently 315 venues certified in Thailand. The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), along with 17 partners, will approve another 175 establishments by year-end. 

Assessments and benchmarking have been put in place to raise the quality and service of meeting venues. The process starts by assessing provided information, qualifications and data, as well as screening and workshop participation. The next step is a detailed assessment by the board of TMVS. The final stage is certification. 

Facilities, technology and management-service are carefully assessed. For exhibition venues, commitments to community and environmental projects are additional core requirements, while special events venues must show essential safety standards.

10 cities and provinces have taken part in the workshops with 553 delegates attending for 267 MICE venues. 181 of these venues applied for TMVS assessment thereafter.

"Thailand MICE Venue Standards certification is a priority and one of our main missions to enhance the image and confidence of Thailand's MICE industry in the eyes of both service providers and users worldwide," said Supawan Teerarat, TCEB senior vice president of strategic business development and innovation. 

She added, "Additionally, TMVS serves as a strategic tool to leverage the service quality of MICE venues and enhance marketing promotions for Thai MICE entrepreneurs." 

The collaboration between TCEB and 17 industry stakeholders includes input from a number of travel industry associations, governmental agencies and educational institutions. 

 Successful certified MICE venues will be included in the TMVS directory, which will promote the venues nationally and internationally. 

"This is a promising opportunity for us to assist Thailand's MICE venues to boost their potential. As a user, before making a decision to book a MICE venue, facilities with certification are given priority in order to assure our customers of venue quality," said Sumate Sudasna, Thailand Incentive and Convention Association (TICA) president and TMVS certification board chairperson.

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