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Driving Thailand’s Economy Through MICE

Thai MICE (Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conventions and Exhibitions) continued to grow last year with total revenue of more 200 billion baht. Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), a public organization has initiated business strategies that include both the public and private sectors to focus on the 10 targeted S-curve industries and Thailand 4.0 initiative. This is welcome news for the meeting facility sector because they could attract more events to be organized in the Kingdom.

TCEB will play the role of marketing agency for Thailand to attract more organizers to host their MICE events in Thailand. Thailand is a dynamic MICE destination because there is an ecosystem of ideas, people and technology. There is vibrant knowledge and wide networks that can help event organizers as well as business travellers.

Business travellersare often referred to as quality customers because they usually spend three times more than an ordinary tourist. As a result, multiple effects and positive impact are generated on the MICE supply chain that includes event venues, hotels, logistic services, tourist attractions and the service sector. Moreover, business conferences tend to bring new know-how and business opportunities for the Thais.

TCEB’s supportive strategy is compatible with Thailand 4.0 initiative that focuses on making Thailand as the centre of business in Southeast Asia. TCEB is supportive of all MICE activities and aims to provide the right know-how and international matching opportunities for Thai investors. Another MICE objective is to attract global investors to the country.

For example, if Thailand wins bidding for a business event in robotic profile, the country will not only gain a lot of benefits since a multiple effect will be created besides the economic impact. Potential opportunities for new business as well as investments on products, services and knowledge can be generated.

The direct economic impact of the MICE industry can be measured through expenditures on the industry that includes organizers, meeting facility, logistic services, security services and equipment rental. The indirect economic impact includes additional expenditures incurred by vendors of the MICE industry as well as those of businesses that provide products and services to visitors and delegates like food and beverage, transport and recreation.

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Three Suggestions For Outdoor Team Building Activities

Every company will need team building challenges. When employees don’t do well with their jobs, the entire company suffers. The problem could be due to a number of things, but the most common reason for underperformance is lack of motivation and stress in the workplace. To boost a company’s morale, why not let your employees have outdoor team building activities to refresh each one’s mind and spirit.

People naturally prosper better in groups, and your team will need the drive if it’s short with competitiveness, cooperation and trust. Below are ideas of outdoor games, which may help your team become more proactive at work, which can result to improvements in the workplace:

Rock Climbing: There is really no need to be extremely sporty or super fit just to enjoy this activity. Rock climbing can be both done indoors and outdoors, but it’s best to have a wide open space to make everyone enjoy the activity. For most people, fear is the driving factor that avoids them to pursue their goals more assertively. This activity can help the person deal with his own fears by tackling one that is very common to everyone: fear of heights. The activity will also allow team members to build more trust on each other and the team and they scale the walls with only a rope and your partner for support.

Paint Ball Challenge: These outdoor team building activities may feel like it’s meant for hardcore players, but you will be astonished at how well the game can make the team united. You can divide the teams according to departments for some competition, dress them up with protective gear and provide them with paint ball guns for one messy outdoor fun. Teams will need to find out techniques on how they can outwit everyone in the game. Certainly, communication is also required here, so we need to test it too in this game.

Nature Hunt: It’s a competitive teambuilding game that can be played by teams of 10 members. You need to give them a group of list to find within a specific time limit. The team that is first to bring all items on the list will win the challenge.

You need to challenge yourself and your team to play all these interesting outdoor team building activities, which can make you enjoy and have fun, as your office takes the day off.

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