Thailand

 Phi Phi Island, Thailand  Jim Thompson

Why Thailand?                                                                  Click here to view video

Having operated meetings, events and incentive travel programmes throughout the country, Pacific World is able to provide the most extensive local knowledge and event expertise available in Thailand. All of our staff are experienced event professionals with thorough first hand destination knowledge, and a passion for their country and for serving our clients.

At Pacific World, we care about our clients and take pride in tailor making unique and creative programmes to exceed your group’s individual needs and objectives, and provide a one-stop-shop service for your events in Thailand, providing you with one point of contact to handle all of your ground requirements from A-Z, ensuring ease of communication and seamless operations. Our Head Office is in Bangkok, and is supported by operational offices in Phuket and Chiang Mai, and permanent operations in Pattaya, Hua Hin, Krabi and Koh Samui. We like to have our fingers on the pulse and first hand operational expertise in each of the country’s key MICE destinations, so that we can ensure we have Thailand covered on behalf of our clients. At Pacific World Thailand, in keeping with the ‘Land of Smiles’, we like to inject a sense of adventure and a sense of humour in our work. We strive to demonstrate the true art of Asian destination management, and hope to welcome you to Thailand in the future.

Meetings: Host an original meeting at one of Bangkok’s array of funky rooftop restaurants.

Incentives: Treat your group to a luxury train journey or a one hour flight to Thailand’s northern capital, Chiang Mai, to experience indigenous Thailand, where luxury award-winning retreats are set amongst beautiful scenes of lush green paddy fields, and hill tribes, jungle experiences, elephants, night markets and a rich artistic culture offer uniquely Thai incentive programmes.

Conferences: Hold a conference at the stately Grand Palace with a visit to the Emerald Buddha Temple in Bangkok.

Events: Create an original and surprising event at Phang Nga Bay’s limestone cliffs, just off Phuket.

Thailand is a kaleidoscope of ancient monuments, beautiful beaches, welcoming people and culinary ideas. The options for corporate travellers are as varied and rich as the big smiles that welcome you on your arrival. Thailand is world-famous for the hospitality of its people and for the variety and beauty of its landscapes, but it is also a country with a modern outlook combined with a deep respect for its traditions. Thailand brings you an exotic blend of culture, amazing activities and cuisine. Thailand also boasts some of the finest, sugar white sand beaches and the most stunningly clear, emerald green waters anywhere the world. Stroll through the floating markets, marvel at the Buddhist temples or kick-back and take a break at one of the country’s numerous luxury resorts.

Choose your experience. A meeting, incentive programme, conference or event in Thailand can provide unique opportunities to discover an enchanting country. Thailand has a high quality and modern infrastructure, with top of the range hotels, but still maintains the charm and culture that has defined it as one of the most distinctive destinations in Asia. Added to that, its warm, tropical climate, famous cuisine and fantastic activities—from elephant rides to CSR based cultural programmes—provides a combination that has made Thailand one of the world’s premiere corporate destinations. Thailand has a well-earned reputation for its gracious hospitality. Everyone who visits Thailand is instantly uplifted by the impeccable service, and motivated by the beauty, warmth and friendliness of its people. Unique event programmes. Accommodation, experiences and services offer genuine value for money. Thailand is recognized globally for its exquisite accommodation, experiences and services, all at highly competitive prices.

Incredible city and resort combinations. With some of the finest beaches in the world, Thailand is the ultimate twin-centre destination, combining the energy of Bangkok with the fascinating hill tribe culture and natural beauty of the north, or the sensational world-class beach resorts of Southern Thailand, each just an hour’s flight away. Sensational Thai cuisine and a wealth of unique dining experiences. Thai cuisine is famous around the world, and with good reason. Enjoy a sumptuous royal banquet with cultural performances, a dinner-cruise aboard a rice barge, a seafood barbecue on the beach, or views, cocktails & canapés from the roof of a skyscraper. Interactive and inspirational social programmes. Thailand’s traditional lifestyle activities offer wonderful fun-filled experiential activities for Team Building, motivation or for a fabulous reward.

  • When should I travel?
The best time to visit Thailand is from November to March when temperatures are relatively low (18-30ºc) and when there is practically no rain. There is sunshine all over Thailand, year round, with the hottest month being May, followed by the “green” season, with higher humidity (60-90%) and occasional rains lasting from June to October.

  • Is it safe to travel and are there places to avoid?
Thailand is one of the safest countries worldwide and it’s absolutely safe to travel to any parts of the country, also for women travelers. Places to avoid are unlicensed jewellery shops selling fake merchandise at exorbitant prices.

  • What money should I take?
The currency is the Thai Baht (THB). Western currencies and traveller cheques are easily accepted at money changers and banks throughout the country. ATM’s are found even in small towns. It is advisable, however, to carry along local currency in small denomination.

  • What language will they understand?
English is spoken at all hotels, major restaurants and shops. Road signs are written in both Thai and English throughout the country, with few exceptions.

  • How about my health?
Health insurance is recommended. Medical facilities are good in main centres. All major hotels have doctors on call.  Use only bottled or boiled water for drinking and for brushing teeth.

  • Public Holidays

2012

January 01 New Year's Day
February 03  *Magha Bucha Day
April 06 Chakri Day
April 13 Songkran (Thai New Year)
May 01 Labour Day
May 05 Coronation Day
June 04 Visakha Bucha
July 01 Mid Year Bank Holiday
July 08 *Khao Phansa Day (Buddhist Lent)
August 12 HM The Queen's Birthday
October 23 Chulalongkorn Day
December 05 HM The King's Birthday
December 10 Constitution Day
December 31 New Year's Eve

2013
January 01 New Year's Day
February 25 Makha Bucha Day
April 06 Chakri Day
April 13 Songkran (Thai New Year)
May 01 Labour Day
May 05 Coronation Day
May 25 Visakha Bucha Day
July 01 Mid Year Bank Holiday
July 22 Asarnha Bucha Day
August 12 HM The Queen's Birthday
October 23 Chulalongkorn Day
December 05 HM The King's Birthday
December 10 Constitution Day
December 31 New Year's Eve

  • Do I need a visa?
South African passport holders do not require visas for Thailand for a stay up to 30 days.

  • Will I need any innoculations before I depart?
Thailand requires no vaccinations from foreign visitors.