Phuket
MICE SNAPSHOT

  Airport:

Phuket International Airport

   Max. meeting capacity:

2,923 sq.m.

   No. of convention centers:

18 convention centers

   No. of unique venues:

79 venues

   Accommodation capacity:

516 hotels, 40,579 rooms

PHUKET

Pearl of the Andaman Sea

Thailand is a country of contrasts where ancient temples abut modern skyscrapers, and sleepy traditional villages endure just minutes from teeming cities.

The pristine settings, warm hospitality, and unique culture that Phuket offers visitors are helping the Pearl of the Andaman become the world’s “MICE city of the Andaman.

Great geographic diversity exists as well, perhaps best exemplified by the immaculate resort destination Phuket, where the island’s verdant jungle interior rolls down to some of the planet’s finest beaches. There’s something for everyone here, including business travelers, and Phuket has become one of Thailand’s most celebrated “MICE cities.”

As one of the country’s economic hubs, the island has everything necessary for outstanding business events including over 500 hotels in all budget ranges; an efficient international airport that welcomes direct flights from all over the globe; and a dazzling array of venues, activities, and attractions to ensure fun and fulfilling exhibitions, conventions, and team-building functions.

Phuket is the premier host of domestic and regional business events like the Phuket International Boat Show, the Asia-Pacific Blood & Marrow Transportation Congress, and China’s 2012 Amway Meeting. It is poised to become a global leader too, as TCEB continues its promotional campaigns to expand on the 800 MICE events held on the island in 2012, and the 60,000 international business travelers that participated.

The pristine settings, warm hospitality, and unique culture that Phuket offers visitors are helping the Pearl of the Andaman become the world’s “MICE city of the Andaman.

FAST FACTS

REGION

Southern

POPULATION

394,169 people (Male: 186,606 people, Female: 207,563 people)

HOW TO GET THERE

Phuket is Thailand’s largest and most popular island destination serviced by both domestic and international airlines. Renting a car is a popular choice, but there many other options are available including taxi, motorcycle rental, and tuk tuk.

ACTIVITIES

Surfing, Diving, Elephant Riding

TOURIST HOTSPOTS

Patong Beach, Laem Phromthep, The Big Buddha of Phuket, Kata Beach, Chaithararam Temple, Phuket Fantasy, Sino-Portuguese Architecture , A boat sightseeing trip to the islands in Phuket, such as Koh P.P., Koh Kainok, Maya Harbour, Koh Naka, Koh Hong, and other boundary provinces like Pang-Nga
To visit islands in Phuket, such as Koh P.P., Koh Kai Nok, Maya Bay, Koh Naka, and Koh Hong, you can take a sightseeing cruise which will as well allow you to discover nearby province like Pang Nga to perceive an exquisiteness of Koh Pan Yi and Koh James Bond (Khao Ta Phu).

INTERESTING INFO

Nowadays tourism is definitely this island province’s main industry, but tin mining is what initially made Phuket famous, dating back to the 16th century. Visitors shouldn’t miss the Kathu Mining Museum, a pink manor built in the classic Sino-Portuguese style.