TCEB UNVEILS NEW SUBSIDY SCHEME
STIMULATING DOMESTIC MEETINGS TO RECOVER INDUSTRY
21 July 2020, Bangkok: TCEB launches new subsidy scheme to encourage more domestic meetings and incentives. The new scheme is aimed at assisting MICE operators facing the loss of overseas business and stimulating the national economy.
Mr. Salanroj Sutaschuto, Director, Central and Eastern Region Office for Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization) or TCEB, stated that the government has a policy to encourage state agencies and the private sector to hold meetings, seminars, incentive trips and other related corporate events as part of the effort to distribute the income and restore the economy. As a national agency for MICE industry, TCEB has, thus, crafted and launched new subsidy scheme under the theme “Thailand a Safer Place for Meetings” to stimulate domestic MICE market which will make up for the loss of overseas business due to COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are encouraging DMCs, tour agents, organisers, hotels and venues to apply for the scheme. The applicants must be members of associations working under the supervision of Tourism Council of Thailand. Hotels and venues certified with Thailand MICE Venue Standard (TMVS) or ASEAN MICE Venue Standard (AMVS) are also qualified. Other qualified applicants are organisations registered under Thai law, such as juristic persons, associations, limited partnership, limited companies or private universities”
The scheme is divided into two options. The first option is a voucher of no less than 15,000 baht in value per group conducting activities for one day (no less than 6 hours). The second one is a voucher of no less than 30,000 baht in value per group for holding events for at least two days one night. The activities can be organised either within or outside the province which is the location of the applicants’ organisations. The attendee per group must not be less than 30 persons.
Request for support can be made from now until 31 October 2020 and at least 10 days before the activity commences. The approved meetings or activities must be completed by 31 December 2020.
“It is projected that the number of attendees will total 534 groups from various organisations, which can inject more than 235 million baht of income into the national economy.”, said Mr. Saranroj.
Interested organisations can download an application via www.thaimiceconnect.com or Facebook : Thaimiceconnect or at Line : @thaimiceconnect. For enquiries, please contact Call Center at 02 021 5515.
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