TCEB OFFERS SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO THE PEOPLE OF FRANCE

On behalf of the Thai business events industry, the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau or TCEB extends its heartfelt condolences to the people of France in the wake of the tragic events in Paris.

The business events sectors of Thailand and France have enjoyed a deep relationship over a long period, with Thailand welcoming 16,471 French MICE travellers in the first three quarters of the 2015 fiscal year, the most of any European country.

Against this backdrop of close collaboration, it is with deepest sincerity that the TCEB team conveys its sadness at the tragic loss of life that has occurred.

As previously confirmed by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Sek Wannamethee, there were no Thai causalities in the attacks.

For the benefit of Thai MICE travellers to France and French MICE travellers to Thailand, TCEB has prepared a brief update on the situation.

Assistance from the Royal Thai Embassy in Paris

The Royal Thai Embassy in Paris stands ready to provide further information and assistance to travellers from Monday – Friday, 9h30 - 12h30 & 14h30 - 17h30, and is located at 8, rue Greuze 75116, Paris.

Thai Airways Continues to Operate As Normal

As Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport remains open as normal, Thai Airways International continues to operate its daily Bangkok – Paris – Bangkok flight, TG 930.

TG 930 departs from Bangkok at 0:05 am daily, arriving in Paris at 6:50 pm (local time), and returning from Paris at 12.55 pm (local time), arriving in Bangkok at 6:25 am (the following day).

Thai Airways International has implemented enhanced security measures on the flight, and will continue to assess the situation closely. The company will notify passengers if there are to be any changes to the existing flight schedule.

Flights to and from Paris and Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport with other airlines also remain on schedule.

As the government’s flagship body for the MICE sector, TCEB will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates.

Should travellers currently in Thailand require any further information, please call TCEB office: +66 (0) 2694 6000, TCEB call centre at 1105 (within Thailand only), visit www.tceb.or.th or contact info@tceb.or.th, or contact these relevant authorities:

•    Tourism Authority of Thailand Call Centre    1672

•    Ministry of Foreign Affairs +66 (0) 2203 4381-2

•    Department of Consular Affairs +66 (0) 23833402-4

•    Airports of Thailand Plc Call Centre +66 (0) 2132 9996-7

•    Airport Information Counters Call Centre    1722.

•    Thai Airways International (THAI) Call Centre +66 (0) 2356 1111

Travellers currently in France should exercise caution, and should they require any further information, assistance can be sought from these relevant authorities:

•    Royal Thai Embassy in Paris    +33 (0)6 03 59 97 05

•    Thai Airways (Reservation & Ticketing) +33 (0)1 55 68 80 70

•    Thai Airways (Charles de Gaulle Airport Office) +33 (0)1 48 62 41 30

Travellers currently in France can also contact the Thai Airways office at:

•    Tour Opus 12, 77 Esplanade Du General De Gaulle, 92914 Paris - La Defense Cedex

•    Email: reservations.paris@thaiairways.fr, rop@thaiairways.fr

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For more information please contact:

Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (Public Organisation)

Ms Arisara Thanuplang    Tel +66 2 694 6095    Email: arisara_t@tceb.or.th

Ms Kanokwan Kadeedang    Tel +66 2 694 6006    Email: kanokwan_k@tceb.or.th

Ms Kwanchanok Otton    Tel +66 2 694 6096    Email: kwanchanok_o@tceb.or.th