From July 1 to August 16, 2015, worldwide MICE partners and MICE travelers were invited to join “Discover Thailand: Beyond Business Experience,” a campaign that reigns in a collection of stories relevant to MICE experiences in Thailand as an inspiration to mark Thailand as a business and leisure destination. Among the top 5 stories selected by the judges, only 1 would be selected as the grand winner based upon the online public votes in the final round. The story with highest amount of votes or the grand winner, and one lucky voter from the lucky draw won an exclusive set of free round-trip air tickets for two to travel Thailand as sponsored by Thai Airways International.
eTurboNews is proud to announce that its Jordan ambassador and correspondent, Motaz Othman, took the grand prize!
“Discover Thailand: Beyond Business Experience” has gained attention from the public, receiving astounding responses from MICE travelers. The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) announced the final winners on September 23, 2015. The MICE Experience Story with the highest votes went to “While being in Thailand, you can feel that all Thais are welcoming” by Mr. Motaz Othman from Jordan. The author of this masterpiece circles around the impression he has with Thailand’s peaceful and welcoming people that can be spotted anywhere, which mainly is the reason why “Thailand is the best place in the world for meetings and incentives.”
In addition to the grand prize, the lucky voter from the random draw went to Mr. Vonne Jym Remo from Philippines. As this campaign strives to encourage diversity in business incentives and meetings, worldwide MICE partners and travelers will find opportunities like these breathtaking to look forward to.
Read Motaz’s story here:
While be in Thailand, you feel that all Thai people welcomes you.
For more than 40 years ago (I’m 59 years old now), I was reading and hearing about Bangkok and Thailand cities, the first chance to visit Thailand was back in 2006, it was an invitation for Journalists from Middle East, from that trip, I discovered the story behind saying that Thailand is land of smiles, or land of beauty. After my visit in 2006, I became an Ambassador for Thailand, who ever asked me “which the most beautiful country in the world” my answer always is Thailand. By the way my job is Travel Writer and I already visited over 72 countries around the world, my choice to say that Thailand is the most beautiful country based on huge experience as Travel writer, it’s not that I choose Thailand between 10 countries, it’s that I choose Thailand as the most beautiful country between over 70 countries. But all might ask me, what make you choose Thailand as the best and most beautiful country, my answer is simple and this is the title of my article “While in Thailand you feel that all Thai people welcome you.” Let me ask any traveler in the world, what would you expect from visiting a country? Peaceful and welcoming people, nice food, amazing sights, wonders of the world, people helps you and always smiling with you, people believe that you are their guest and they should make your trip a wonderful one, people believe in peace and love. In Thailand, if you are in Business Travel attending an event or an exhibition, you will for sure meet with people of your interests, simply because Thailand is the best place in the world for Meetings and Incentives. Thailand is not only Bangkok, event Bangkok is a very active city, but moving North, South or East of Bangkok, you will find the same hospitality from Thai People. I can write a book about my experience in Thailand and its beauty, but I would prefer to say few words that might make it easy and simple is that “In Thailand you feel like all Thai People welcomes you” what else???