The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau toured Naklua’s oldest market and cultural sights to determine if it qualified for promotion as a meetings site.
Pattaya Deputy Mayor Banlue Kullavanijaya and top city, local tourism and business leaders welcomed Saroj Tatchuto, TCEB’s director of domestic marketing, and his team to the Naklua Artisanal Fishing Group offices Oct. 10.
TCEB is developing a program to promote meetings, conventions, incentives and exhibitions with seven themed packages. One of those is culture.
Pattaya officials say Naklua’s history as an old fishing village makes it a colorful cultural attraction and the growing number of hotels in the Pattaya area make hosting MICE events easy.
The TCEB officials visited Naklua’s old Chinese community, the 100-year-old Naklua Market and Sung Cheuk, a fishing habitat where marine animals are being protected to restock the local waters.
TCEB officials made no decision, but added Naklua to the list of places they are considering for promotion.