CORPORATE TRAVEL INCENTIVE IN THAILANDLand of smiles, Thailand is one of the most enjoyable, budget friendly and convenient corporate incentive destinations in South East Asia.
A favorable geographic location, relatively simple and easy regulations, superb infrastructure, world class convention and exhibition centers with large delegate capabilities, stellar cuisine and very beautiful sites, Thailand has it all.
The country has recently launched the “platform of trust campaign” – connect - engage - succeed to support MICE events and tourism. It is increasingly investing in smart tourism measures, safety measures and variety of amenities to help further the cause of tourism. Thailand thus makes for a very good choice for a corporate incentive.
Travelling from India to Thailand is easy and hassle free. One can take direct flights from most metro cities in India to Bangkok. The time taken is around 4 hours 30 minutes and the connectivity is excellent.
Thailand's climate is subtropical throughout most of the country. During the hottest months of the year, temperatures regularly top 40° C (105° F). Even during the cooler “winter” season you can expect daily highs to be around 30° C (86° F). Although the climate varies throughout Thailand, you can visit all year round.
VISAS FOR INDIANS
Citizens of India need to have a valid visa for Thailand. One can get a visa on arrival at Bangkok, Phuket & Koh Samui airports.
Bangkok sparkles as Thailand’s most important city. As Thailand’s spiritual, political, cultural, commercial, diplomatic and educational centre, it has repeatedly worked on redefining experiences for tourists visiting it.
The infrastructure is great for holding meetings, conferences, team building activities and for leisure travel. Sumptuous architecture, bustling markets, quaint canals, rhythmic temples, excellent nightlife, world famous Thai cuisine and off the map experiences make Bangkok a superb incentive destination.
The Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha & Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) are good places to visit. One must experience an authentic Thai massage at the massage school inside Wat Pho, where all masseuses must train. Also experience the the typical Thai transport – TukTuk, the night bars for music, sports and entertainment and the incredible shopping sites. Bangkok has something to offer for everyone.
Pattaya is an experienced city when it comes to hosting incentive travel. Well equipped with facilities for meetings, conventions, exhibitions and conferences, it is one of the first resort destinations to attract incentive travelers.
There are plenty of options available for teambuilding activities in Pattaya. Golfing, game fishing, scuba diving, dragon boat regattas and corporate sailing activities are something your team will love.
Besides these, the team can take day trips to nearby islands, theme and amusement parks, offbeat museums and botanical gardens. A gala dinner can be organised in Pattaya for your team to enjoy and experience first class entertainment, music and food.
Phuket, a city of angels, is certain to delight you and your team. Tucked away from the busy thoroughfares are the stunning islands of Koh Phi Phi with beautiful shores, scenic beaches and a stunning bay – Maya, where the movie “The Beach” was filmed.
The team will love the Phuket Fantasea show, which has the biggest buffet in Asia and is set in a theme park. Another team attraction is the Palace of the Elephant with its spectacular and entertaining activities and extravagant shopping opportunities. We also recommend the century old Wat Chalong temple, Black Rock Viewpoint, Tiger Kingdom and the Trick Eye Museum. In Phuket the possibilities for your team to enjoy are endless.
Unspoilt Krabi is becoming a favourite incentive location cause of its still untouched resorts, hotels and secluded tropical islands – the scenic Kom Yao Yai and Noi.
The hypnotically beautiful beaches, awe inspiring sites, fin sailing and adventure activities make Krabi a superb place to take your team to.
Day trips can be organised and team building activities can be held on luxury yachts, on blue water sailing boats and even on run dragon boat regattas in secluded Phang Nga bay locations. Krabi is very scenic and your team will enjoy every moment spent here.
Thailand’s darling island – Koh Samui is a wonderland. An excursion to this beautiful place is not to be missed. Sun-kissed beaches, crystal clear waters, pretty waterfalls, Buddhist temples and lovely walks. Your team will love the plethora of activities this place has to offer - boating, skiing, kayaking, canoeing, wind surfing, parasailing, jet skiing, or simply dipping in the water.
The stay facilities are world class and the island boasts of some of the finest Thai restaurants. Koh Samui will offer you and your team a truly enjoyable experience.
Hua Hin can be termed as Thailand’s original beach resort. It’s got everything Thai – lively markets, superb beaches, good golf courses, water parks, excellent accommodation and a very cosmopolitan feel. A nice budget destination, it has some amazing and affordable seafood joints. Your team can relax here and can be engaged in team building activities.
A UNESCO creative city, Chiang Mai is the largest city in the north. The pleasant climate and the striking mountainous landscape will make it a perfect place to visit for your team.
Take your team for a hill tribe trekking in the mountains or organise a rice planting race. They will love the elephant nature park and the beautiful Buddhist temples.
The delish Thai cuisine, in-the-know excursions, gratifying accommodations and locally inspired spa treatments will pamper your colleagues and give them the much-rewarded experience, that they have traveled to Thailand for. Team building activities include – Thai cooking classes, night safaris and rice planting races.
Yes, a quick side trip to Cambodia – Angkor Wat, the largest religious site in the world, can be a rewarding experience for the team that has come all the way to Thailand.
One not only gets to see the beautiful temples, ancient ruins and some amazing sunset views but also experience the floating villages close by, which, in itself are a unique and immersive experience.
An additional country with a new experience would be a wonderful way for your team to enjoy the incentive experience.