Asia is known to be one of the largest destinations in the world where thousands of tourist, expats and business travellers move around each and every day. From the swimsuits along the beaches of Phuket to the business suits in Bangkok, travellers just can’t get enough of incredible Thailand.
Like most destinations in Asia, Bangkok one of the largest cities in the world has began to shape it’s lifestyle to not only cater to you and your stay, but to also ensure your business trip is “spiced” up a little, because who wants to go on a business trip and stay in a hotel room all day?
Business Events Thailand and TCEB (Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau) have just recently put together a short trip to show bloggers from all around the world how Bangkok has been shaped and changed into a business playground and to show them what the “Spice Up Your Business Agenda 2016” is all about.
Bangkok At Dusk
So what is the “Spice Up Your Business Agenda”?
If you’re planning where to take your next business trip look no further than beautiful Thailand. Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thai Airways and Thai Smile Airways, Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Visa International (Thailand) Ltd. Have teamed up together to invite you on a sensational trip through Thailand on your next business trip, by offering wonderful special privileges and discounts for MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) travellers through a range of products and services. These are available for airline tickets, airport transfers, accommodation, spa packages, golf packages, dining, shopping, entertainment, phone sim-cards, meeting and retreatment packages.
The Modern City With A Dash Of Spice: Bangkok Travel Guide
Getting to Bangkok, Thailand: Thousands of flights leave from destinations all around the globe each and every day. Some of which include budget airlines, and others in which are suited for those looking for a little luxury and relaxation (maybe even treat yourself to a business class ticket, because it is a “business” trip!) then Thai Airways is a wonderful airline to fly with. From their classy and elegant flight attendants, to the pure comfort and relaxation on board, it’s a wonderful airline to start your business trip on. Thai airways are highly recognized in Thailand for having wonderful customer service and great aircrafts with on board snacks, meals and entertainment all included in your airline ticket.
Where to stay: Classically know for its five star hotels 30+ stories high over looking the city skyline, Bangkok is famous for its beautiful (and affordable) hotels. The Dusit Thani Hotel in central Bangkok is one of the oldest hotels in the city, known for it’s incredible views overlooking the Lumpini Park. Decorated in a boutique yet modern fashion, the bedrooms are large with equally spacious bathrooms, the perfect place to rest before those upcoming meetings. However if you are looking for a little more luxury, why not try out the stunning Eastin Grand Hotel, with a breathtaking infinity pool overlooking the city, it’s the perfect treat to relax and freshen up during your stay.
Dusit Thani Hotel
Eastin Grand Hotel
What and where to eat: With endless Thai dishes to choose from, you can never go hungry in Thailand! From the classic noodle dishes such as Pad Thai to the delicious curries from Penang to Massaman, all cooked in the famous Wok with scrumptious herbs and spices. Head on down to the Holiday Inn, where you will find a fusion style banquet restaurant known as “Cham Thai” serving traditional Thai dishes with a modern charm, the Cham Thai is the perfect place to enjoy a local Thai meal in the setting of a beautiful restaurant, maybe even host a small lunch time meeting here to meet your local clients.
Holiday Inn – Cham Thai Restaurant
Doing Business in Bangkok: Like many business travellers, it’s important to have an equally professional work and meeting space. In the business district of Bangkok you will find an array of spaces available for all types of events, meetings and conferences. IMPACT Muang Thong Thani is an incredible event space dedicated to helping you create the perfect impact on your business trip. The largest exhibition space in the east boasts with modern and luxurious layouts.
It’s incredible how many spaces can be idolized and used at IMPACT and at the furniture fair in 2016 guests were shown just how many areas there were available for hire from events, conferences, exhibitions and even weddings IMPACT can cater for. Guests can also enjoy a delicious Thai cuisine in the local restaurant “Terrazza” during events, before or after your meetings.
Hallways – IMPACT
Site Map – IMPACT
After the lunch, you can walk around the Bangkok Furniture Fair 2016. There are several products to see, including home and décor, electronic, fashion, wedding and food.
Where to go shopping: Ah shopping! Who doesn’t love a bag (or five) of new clothes, electronics, and food! The famous Em District, a new shopping district in central Bangkok is not only extremely huge, but caters for every type of shopper! With its eco-friendly layout the shopping center has a range of fresh greenery, plants, flowers and even waterfalls cascading from the walls and within the sky garden. In the beautiful Sky Garden you will find a stunning modern restaurant, where your partner can relax and have a delicious lunch whilst you continue with your bargain shopping around the district.
Things to do: Besides shopping and eating (and working of course!) Bangkok has a range of activities for you to try out on your visit. The stunning Chao Phraya river boasts with its evening river cruises, after a busy day of events you are able to sit back with a beer in hand and enjoy watching the sun go down as the city lights turn on. The ancient river has worked as a “highway” for locals as a way of boat transportation for centuries, still to this day locals pop into their boats at all hours of the day to go shopping, to work or even just for a nice cruise.
As the sunsets the city lights will slowly fade as your eyes begin to focus on the stunning temples and Kings Palace, which has the brightest lights illuminating the night sky. It is a beautiful sight to see, and such a contrast of tradition verses modern.
Chao Phraya River
Chao Phraya River at Night
Thai Smile Airways
Relaxation and Rejuvenation: After your business meetings and conferences are over, it’s always important to have some “me” time, and the great news is, only a short one hour flight north of Bangkok is beautiful Chang Mai, one of the most exquisite places to relax and rejuvenate. Thai Smile Airways will take you one hour up into the northern region and flying high over the mountains and rainforest below your head will be glued to the window overlooking out onto the stunning city of Chang Mai.
Your first stop should be at the beautiful Maraya Hotel, which is famously known for it’s stunning pool views overlooking the local river and temples. Then after a day of exploring the sights, head to Jirung Health Village, a hidden retreat in the lush rainforest, which is, located just a 40-minute drive from the city Centre. Massages, mediation and fresh produce are all available making it the perfect retreat after an intense business trip.
Jirung Health Village
Bangkok is a city full of culture, temples and ancient streets only footsteps between the modern skyscraper buildings. Bangkok with its famous shopping, food and luxury hotels is not only appealing to the casual tourist, but now more importantly to business travellers. More and more people visit this wonderful city each and every day, however only a handful have the opportunity and time to visit the sights, try the local foods and visit the stunning temples.
With “Spice Up Your Business Agenda 2016” – a campaign set to offer discounts on many different hotels, destinations and locations throughout Thailand, it seems silly not to take full advantage of these wonderful benefits, and indulge during and after your next business trip.
For more information please feel free to visit the following websites:
Thai Airways: http://www.thaiairways.com
Dusit Thani Hotel: http://www.dusit.com
Eastin Grand Hotel: http://www.eastinhotelsresidences.com
Holiday Inn: https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels
Em District: http://www.theemdistrict.com
Thai Smile Airways: https://www.thaismileair.com
Maraya Hotel: http://www.marayaresort.com
Jirung Health Village: http://www.jirunghealthvillage.com
Collaboration Note: These Images are not owned by RTT – all images are credited to Google and the rightful owners along with Thai Airways, Dusit Thani Hotel, Eastin Grand Hotel, Thai Smile airways, Maraya Hotel, and Jirung Health Village.