Thailand Incentive Convention Association (TICA) takes leading DMCs to Pattaya for a Weekend Destination Update


Neoh Kean Boon (seated, 4th right), GM of Dusit Thani Pattaya is joined by Khajohnsak Ngiempaisal (seated 3rd right) and EAM Larry Choi (standing, 2nd right) in a group photo with the representatives from the Thailand Incentive and Convention Association (TICA) and the North Pattaya Alliance (NPA) member hotels during the Evening Cocktails at the Lobby Lounge where a mini forum was also held to discuss the prospects of bringing more group business to Pattaya and how the City could do more to make it an attractive destination for the MICE market. The event from 26-28 August included inspections of every NPA hotel on the TICA DMC Weekend Destination Update 2016 organized with the help of David Barrett (standing, right) in his capacity as member of TICA’s Marketing Committee. Leading Thai destination management companies joined the fam trip in which new venues and facilities were made available for them to visit including the Sanctuary of Truth, Royal Varuna Yacht Club, Ramayana Water Park and a boat cruise sponsored by Blue Haven Marine. The weekend event is just one of the many more programs that NPA members – Amari Pattaya, Centara Grand Mirage, Dusit Thani Pattaya, Holiday Inn and The Zign will be hosting to showcase their respective MICE capabilities along with Pattaya’s unseen and undiscovered sightseeing attractions.