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Navigating through pandemic
Since late January, the business events industry was pushed into the most severe crisis in history, quite on a global basis.
While the world is coping with the pandemic and working towards restarting economies, here is a collection of visuals of the embracing sentiment created at different instances of the rapidly evolving development of COVID-19. Stay well, and stay strong.
Bangkok Art Biennale - an inspiring event not to be missed
The inaugural BAB 2018 ran between October 19, 2018 to February 03, 2019 and was a great success. Among international visitors were participants of a North American museum group and alumni groups who took the advantage to see some of the 200+ creations by 75 artists from 33 countries that were placed as 20 locations throughout the city.
BAB 2020 will run from October 2020 to February 2021 in the theme Escape Routes and is destined to be another success.
CDM looks forward to showing fabulous art creations to some special interest visitors come October next.
Big Thanks to ThaiBev for helping to put Bangkok on the global map of creative event destinations.
World-Class Event Wins Award
At the recent Annual General Meeting of AFECA - Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations of which AFECA Awards is one of the main features, the First Place of Outstanding Congress/Convention was awarded to WTTC Global Summit 2017.
World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit is the travel industry's most important event attended by top executives of the industry from government, destination marketing, travel management, airlines, hospitality organizations, media and other stakeholder groups. They convene annually to discuss and evaluate major issues of the travel industry and collaboratively move forward matters of significance and sustainable strategy for the benefit of the industry as well as travelers as a whole. Attendance is by invitation only. The Global Summit 2017 took place in Bangkok, Thailand during April 26-27 at the Bangkok Convention Center at CentralWorld.
CDM is honored to represent World Travel and Tourism Council to receive the prestigious award during the AFECA AGM and Awards event in Goyang, Korea.
Having received the First Place recognition is testimony of the significance of the Summit and the event's contribution to the travel industry.
CDM is privileged to have been involved in the organization and management of WTTC Global Summit 2017 as the Professional Congress Organizer with the task of being the main point of contact of all concerned parties. Services provided include pre-event planning, sponsorship coordination, onsite operations and logistics, exhibition, venue decoration, visibility, simultaneous interpretation, spouse programs, printed materials, etc.
Sincere appreciation is accorded to supplier partners for teaming up to make it one of the most well organized summits, WTTC and Tourism Authority of Thailand for the confidence in appointing us as PCO, and the 1,000+ delegates who convened, as testimony that a world class event can be successfully delivered in Bangkok.
Open to the New Shades of Thailand
Don't just visit Thailand - really get into Thailand! The many shades of Thailand represent the countless enriching experiences that Thailand has to offer visitors from around the world.
The new campaign Open to the New Shades of Thailand was launched recently, and CDM received an appointment to operate familiarization trips to Northeast and South Thailand's lesser known destinations for international travel bloggers.
The trips started in Bangkok with freshening visits of attractions, not-to-miss and less visited, and creative culinary experiences.
The Isan or northeast trip kicked off in Khon Kaen by experiencing Mekin Organic Farm followed by rice planting activity, then observing demonstration of 'Sia-Kror' - a traditional merit-making ceremony held during Songkran or the Thai New Year. The hands-on Spider Flag Workshop was also activity much enjoyed.
In Roi Et, the indigenous Skylab transported guests around town for visits and tasty local meals. Next destination was Ubon Ratchathani with Sam Phan Bok, a geopark-like collection of some 3,000 large rock holes in the middle of the mighty Mekhong River and Pha Taem National Park prehistoric cave paintings dating back 3,000-4,000 years, along the cliffs, another impressive ancient heritage site.
The south Thailand program concept was Nature and Beach and began in Ranong with an orientation of the charming city's heritage followed by an exclusive dinner cruise along the historic route traveled by King Rama V on his sojourn to Malaysia in 1890.
The next morning featured rafting and a session at a natural hot springs facility.
A scenic spot is Phu Khao Ya, a completely treeless rolling hill covered by a thick blanket of grass, a must see sight of Ranong.
Chumphon on the eastern coastline offers scenic beaches and islands with coral reefs where whale sharks are occasionally spotted. It is where the memorial Shrine of Prince Chumphon is situated. The prince, the Father of Thai Navy, is highly revered by Thai people especially the navy, fishermen and those associated with the sea.
The 77 provinces of Thailand are enriched with indigenous culture and heritage waiting to be discovered, and as the current trend is to experience destinations in ways that will create long last memories and the sentiment of true discovery, very many secondary destinations offer such unique experiences, for sophisticated travelers and incentive programs alike.
Contact CDM for touching an unforgettable trips to remember long after.