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Bangkok MICE Shows Will Go Ahead: Organisers

By Gwen OToole

TTG Asia Media, organisers of the IT&CMA & CTW Asia Pacific tradeshow held in Bangkok next month, are reassuring delegates that political unrest in Thailand is limited to specific areas and will not affect the planned show.

“The 2 September declaration of a state of emergency is to enable the government to maintain law and order and control the demonstrations,” said show communications manager, Tan Hanli. “All convention and exhibition venues in Bangkok are unaffected and all major MICE venues are operating normally.”

TTG Asia Media confirmed Bangkok International Airport is operating normally, as are the city’s taxis, hotels, restaurants and resorts.

Services have also resumed as normal at Phuket Airport, where hundreds of Australian passengers were stranded for several days late last month following protests that spilt onto the runway there.

The only airport still affected by the unrest is Hat Yai in the country’s deep south, where delays are still being experienced.