By Gwen O’Toole
Phuket’s first exhibition and conference centre has opened at the Royal Phuket Marina, an exclusive yachting community.
Comprising 2500 square metres of space, the venue paves the way for large-scale events on the Island.
The initiative is a joint venture between Royal Phuket Marina and Informa. Informa is the largest publicly owned organiser of conferences and courses in the world, staging over 10,000 events annually.
“We are delighted to extend our global business commitment and presence in Phuket,” said Informa Yacht Group CEO, Will Morris. “As one of the world’s premier tourist destinations, this island paradise has the potential to become a leading international venue for conventions and expos.”â€¨â€¨
Visitors to Phuket exceeded five million last year, growing by more than 11 per cent from 2006. The Tourism Authority if Thailand is expecting further growth as the number of flights to the island reaches 120 per day, bolstering its credentials as a convention and exhibition destination.
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