The Thailand Incentive and Convention Association (TICA) is a non-profit organisation established in 1984 to help the growth of Thailand as a preferred destination for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions.

TICA's membership consists primarily of key players in the MICE industry, including :

  • Hotels
  • Destination Management Companies (DMCs) and tour operators
  • Professional Convention Organisers (PCOs)
  • Professional Exhibition Organisers (PEOs)
  • Contractors
  • Convention centres
  • Exhibition centres
  • Advertising agencies
  • Local attractions, theme parks and entertainment establishments
  • Travel industry suppliers

TICA focuses its efforts and resources in a number of key areas.

  • Incentive-related activities
  • Hosting and co-ordination of familiarisation visits
  • Planning and undertaking sales promotional trips, and participating in trade shows such as AIME, IMEX, EIBTM,IT&ME and IT& CMA

Convention-related activities

  • Developing educational and training curriculums, including the organisation of annual educational seminars in major destinations around Thailand
  • The organisation of convention promotion seminars for government officials and corporate executives to raise awareness and enhance their know-how on bidding for and the organisation of MICE events

Marketing support

  • The publication of sales aids and promotional materials, such as the Thailand Incentive, Convention and Exhibition Membership Directory which contains a wealth of information on facilities available for events being held in Thailand, and various audio-visual promotional aids
  • The publication of information folders in Thai and English introducing TICA and other support materials