WELCOME TO MARKETHUB ASIA

As the tourism industry celebrates a monumental return to events, Hotelbeds are proud to announce the return of the MarketHub Asia.

After a successful event in Bangkok back in 2017, we’re excited to invite guests to join us in the city once more – this time, at the Amari Watergate Bangkok.

2023’s event takes place under the banner of ‘Where Next?’. Join us as we invite top influencers and key figures to discuss the topics which define our industry: from data and technology to the power of our people, the MarketHub is where thought leaders gather to shape the future of travel.

Expect a schedule packed with presentations, roundtables and learning opportunities, as well as business networking opportunities in our tradeshow area!

 

 

3rd Year

First MarketHub held in Bangkok in 2017

 

 

 

200 Clients

Number of key client partners who attend each event

 

 

 

400 Participants

We bring together travel distributors from 16 source markets

 

 

 

15 Markets

Total participants who come and enjoy the MarketHub each year

 

MARKETHUB ASIA 2023  BANGKOK, 21 - 24 NOVEMBER

This year, the MarketHub Asia will take place in Thailand's sprawling capital, Bangkok Famed for its round-the-clock activity, Bangkok's pulsing atmosphere instills a certain sense of energy into its visitors - ideal for a schedule packed full of thought-provoking talks and networking opportunities.

The MarketHub’s blend of (net)work and play makes Bangkok an ideal location to greet our international guests: outside of keynotes and panels featuring subject matter experts from the travel industry and beyond, our Events team have gone the extra mile to ensure that your time in-destination is as exciting and culturally enriching as possible. Be sure to come along to experience all that’s in store!

Our four-day programme is supported by our special partner, Amari Hotels & Resorts, who will host guests at their glistening Watergate location. Situated in the heart of the vibrant Pratunam neighbourhood in downtown Phetchaburi, the property serves as the perfect base from which to unwind and network, as we welcome our esteemed guests from around the world to the MarketHub 2023.

SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS TO HELP SHOWCASE YOUR BRAND

The MarketHub Asia is the perfect place for you to flaunt your brand. The event is attended by decision-makers from all areas of the travel ecosystem, including key distributors from around the world. We have a range of sponsorship options for you to choose from, each designed to help you obtain the exposure you need during the event.

For more information, please visit on our website or contact us.

We look forward to partnering with you at this year's event!

TRAVEL INFO

LOCATION

Bangkok is a bustling metropolis, bursting at the seams with glitzy malls, historical sites, and irresistible gastronomic temptations. These drawcards, among others, attract an estimated 23 million international visitors each year, making the Thai capital one of the top tourist destination cities in the world – and an ideal location for our latest edition of the MarketHub Asia.

Guests to the MarketHub Asia will quickly become familiar with the Pratunam district, home to the Amari Watergate Bangkok and considered to be one of the most important transportation routes in the city. Those flying into Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) can reach the area in around 45 minutes by road; alternatively, a direct train can take visitors from the airport to Pratunam within 25 minutes.

KEY INFORMATION

Climate

Temperatures in November range from 24ºC(75ºF) to 32ºC(90ºF)

Shop hours

Bangkok is widely regarded as a shopper’s paradise, with countless malls and stores to choose from. The city’s main shopping centres tend to open daily from 10am-10pm, although there are many 24-hour stores offering basic goods. Markets run on various days throughout the week between early evening (approx. 5pm) til around midnight.

Time zone

GMT +7

Electricity supply

220V. The power plugs and sockets are of type A (two flat, parallel pins)

Currency & Payment

The national currency is Thai baht (THB). 

Credit cards are generally accepted: VISA and MasterCard are most commonly accepted. Cash is also commonly used, and is recommended when shopping at markets or with small vendors.

Language

Thai is the official language, spoken by 88% of the population. English is widely spoken in major cities and tourist destinations, such as Bangkok, however this can be at a basic level.

Tips

Tipping is not customary in Thailand, although it is appreciated. Street vendors and small sellers are most likely to decline tips through humility, while restaurant and café workers, as well as hotel staff, are more accepting. Consider leaving your change in smaller venues, or consider tips of around 10% in larger establishments.