Thailand wins bid to host ‘TBEX Asia 2021’ in Phuket subsequent October
The event will help build trust in the kingdom as a top travel destination through firsthand experiences from bloggers and influencers from around the world.
The Thai Tourism Authority (TAT) is pleased to announce that Thailand has been awarded the contract to host the world’s best blogger event Travel Blog Exchange 2021 (TBEX Asia 2021) from October 20-22, 2021 in Phuket.
The successful offer is the kingdom’s first winning event since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and the result of the fruitful collaboration between the Thai Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), Phuket Province and TAT.
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Phuket was selected as the host city of TBEX Asia 2021 under the concept “Diversity of the South, Phuket & Beyond”.
The hosting of TBEX Asia 2021 was officially announced at today’s press conference in Phuket, as seen from left to right in the main picture, Mr. Kongsak Khoopongsakorn, President of the Southern Chapter of the Thai Hotel Association; Ms. Somjai Suwansupana, Mayor of Phuket Town; Mr. Chiruit Issarangkun Na Ayuthaya, TCEB President; Mr. Narong Woonciew, Governor of Phuket Province; Mr. NIitheeSeeprae, Executive Director, Advertising and Public Relations at TAT; Miss Nichapa Yosswee, senior vice president of TCEB; Mr. Bhummikitti Ruktaengam, President of Phuket Tourist Destination; and Rick Calvert, CEO of TBEX.
Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew said: “Phuket has all the infrastructure to accommodate tourists flying direct from overseas. There are first class hotels and medical service providers in the province. We are more than confident that we can be a good host for all tourists and events. “
Phuket is making all the preparations for New Normal Tourism. Entrepreneurs need to improve hygiene standards and meet the requirements of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the Ministry of Public Health.
A multi-screening process is being carried out at checkpoints in collaboration with the provincial health authorities, while security measures for water, air and land transport have been tightened to ensure everyone is sure that Phuket is a safe destination.
Mr. Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, TCEB President, said: “We will show the world that Thailand is ready to host international events again after the death of COVID-19 and to serve Phuket as a festival city.”
TBEX Asia 2021 will highlight art, cultural diversity, venues, food and ways of life not just in Phuket but throughout the region of southern Thailand.
Mr. Nithee Seeprae, TAT Executive Director for Promotion and Public Relations (see photo above) said: “Participants in TBEX Asia 2021 will discover the charm and diversity of Phuket that cannot be found anywhere else. As this grand event will take place during challenging times, the honor of hosting this event is an encouraging sign of the confidence and potential of Thailand. “
In order to strengthen the trust of the media and international bloggers coming to Thailand for TBEX Asia 2021, TCEB, TAT and Phuket organized an “inspection trip for media and bloggers” to Phuket from October 6th to 8th, 2020. The three day program highlights Phuket’s diverse attractions and activities range from beautiful ocean and beaches to delicious local food, street art, adventure and charming communities.