Bangkok’s Governor Welcomes TBEX Travel Bloggers to Bangkok


“On behalf of the people of Bangkok…we welcome all of you to Bangkok.”

You know you’re part of something big when a governor shows up at an event to welcome attendees. That’s what happened when Bangkok’s Governor, Mr. Sukhumbhand Paribatra, welcomed organizers and bloggers for the Oct. 15 – 17, 2015, TBEX Asia Conference (Travel Blog Exchange) during a reception this evening at Bangkok’s Dusit Thani Hotel.

I’m one of about 30 travel bloggers from North America, Europe and Asia participating in a TBEX Asia Preview Trip and after only one day of boots on the ground, without a doubt, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, City of Bangkok, and related tourism businesses, are eagerly looking forward to welcoming bloggers and online influencers to the conference.

The October event will be the first TBEX Asia conference and the Governor was pleased the destination was selected to host it because “Bangkok takes tourism very, very seriously.”

He proceeded to say how tourism in Bangkok and Thailand has been five decades in the making and listing some of the city’s strengths including:

    History, art and culture.
    Long diverse culinary tradition.
    Natural charms of the Bangkok and Thai people

Annual visitation into Bangkok is 15 million which means it has a positive impact on the local economy. The Governor stated his office will continue to work with the tourism sector to make Bangkok’s physical environment “greener, cleaner, safer and more convenient” for visitors.”

“If you see something good, write about us. If you see something not so good, go easy on us,” the Governor said with a smile to the group of bloggers and online influencers.



Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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