“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.