Streamlined services are essential for the international MICE traveller, and TCEB is focussed on providing the very best in services and support for the MICE industry which has the added benefit of promoting the good image of Thailand as the key MICE destination in Asia. Such distinctive and impressive services to welcome international MICE travellers are key reasons that so many MICE organisers choose to hold their events in Thailand.
2. Tax incentives for the organisation of MICE events
A cabinet resolution formally approved a tax deduction of up to two times the event expenses for MICE organisers. The deduction applies to all kinds of events, whether they are seminars, exhibitions or trade shows, and organisers can claim the event expenses between 15 July and 31 December 2022.
The Revenue Department regularly updates the rules, methods, and conditions for income tax exemptions for monies paid out for seminar fees, room expenses, transportation costs, and other expenses as follows:
Tax incentives for the organisation of training programmes and seminars
Tax Relief Measures for Exhibitions and Domestic Trade Shows
3. Event and Venue Standards
TCEB joined with the Event Creative Business Association and the Rama Gardens Hotel to organise the sixth ‘TMVS Partnership Program’ last July. The event was an opportunity for MICE venues certified by the Thailand MICE Venue Standard (TMVS) to meet with organisers of events whether they are on-site or hybrid events, plus government and private agencies who use MICE-related services. It was an opportunity to network, build business relationships, and strengthen all aspects of the country’s MICE business.
The Rama Gardens Hotel has been operating for more than 40 years and is conveniently located on 25 acres on Vibhavadi Rd. with easy access to the Bangkok SRT’s Red Line, and Don Muang Airport. The hotel boasts a number of accreditations including SHA Extra+, Green Hotel, TMVS AMVS, and Hotel Standard 4-star rating. The hotel features many function rooms appropriate for all kinds of meetings and events, including the Cattleya Room, the Grand Ballroom, and the Convention Hall which can accommodate over 1,000 guests. The hotel’s facilities include more than 512 guest rooms, a sports complex that is free for guests’ use and available for Bt3,000 per month for non-guests, plus Chinese and Japanese restaurants whose menus feature many dishes with ingredients grown in the hotel’s own garden, including the delicious fried bananas.