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New SG Luxury Private Party & Event Planner Company setup in Thailand - MRA Grant

Through the MRA Grant from Enterprise Singapore, the Apstellar Team has just setup its sister company Hi-So Exclusive Tours Thailand in Bangkok, Thailand.

Hi-So Exclusive Tours Thailand is a new private party & event planner agency based in Bangkok, Thailand. With a dedicated team of highly experienced crew and established partners in Thailand, HISO strives to create the perfect party experience for you. The HISO team are trilingual and communicates in English, Mandarin and Thai. Hi-So Exclusive Tours Thailand has also obtained tour agency license in both Thailand and Singapore.

FAQs - HISO's exclusive services on Private Parties & Events in Bangkok

What types of services do you provide for Private Parties in Bangkok, Thailand?

We cater the following private parties & event services:

1) Accommodation in hotels and villas

2) Arranging of Sound Systems

3) Booking of Yacht, Private Pools and Private Rooms

4) Food & Beverages

5) Celebrity Thai DJs

6) Servers

7) Models

8) Security

9) Video Production

10) Buggy Service inside Airport

11) Express Lane

12) Transportation - Limousine, Vans, MPVs, SUVs & Sedan Cars with Driver

13) VIP access in EDM Clubs & Gentleman Clubs

Do you cater for private parties in other cities in Thailand apart from Bangkok?

What is the estimated budget for a private party in Bangkok?

Do you communicate in English and Thai?

Due to the easing of covid border restrictions globally, Thailand has seen a boost in their tourism sector in 2022. This has enable Thailand's gross domestic product to grow to a year-on-year 4.5% expansion for the third quarter but also gave a big boost to personal consumption.

The positive GDP growth signals the upward momentum of the Thai tourism industry that accounts for around 18% of the country's GDP. Thailand's world-famous tourism sector began emerging from its coronavirus dormancy in July, when the government began reopening the country to fully vaccinated visitors.

According to the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the country has welcomed 7.6 million foreign tourists so far in 2022. That is well above the 427,000 who managed to sneak in the previous year. The TAT expects up to 10 million foreign tourists for all of 2022 and 18 million next year. These numbers pale in comparison to the 39 million international arrivals for 2019.

Similar to pre Covid days, the tourism sector in the third quarter provided Thailand's economy with a knock-on effect, giving a significant boost to private consumption. That metric expanded 9% in the third quarter, up from 7.1% for the previous three months.

However, inflation is still a concern for the kingdom of Smiles. The government is keep a close watch on inflation.

The World Bank has suggested Thailand's economy to grow 3.4% in 2022. and an estimated growth of 3.6% in 2023.

Tourism already contributed to a 2.4% year-over-year rise for Thailand’s economy in the first half of 2022. The country said it welcomed its 10 millionth foreign tourist of the year on December 10.

Local media said Thai officials were predicting that for all of 2022, the number of Russian tourists would reach 1 million.

THAILAND reached its target of welcoming 10 million foreign visitors this year, signalling a better-than-expected recovery of its vital tourism sector that was nearly decimated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tourism is a key growth driver and accounts for 12 per cent of Thailand’s economy, which is South-east Asia’s second-largest but has lagged regional peers. Consumer confidence rose for the sixth straight month in November to the highest level since March last year, supported mainly by higher tourism numbers.

The momentum is expected to continue in 2023, with a target of 20 million overseas arrivals and 1.5 trillion baht in foreign tourist receipts. That would put Thailand halfway to the number of foreign tourists seen in 2019, just before the pandemic, and 80 per cent of the revenue generated by foreign visitors back then.

Thailand expects to earn 2.38 trillion baht ($64.50 billion) in tourism revenue in 2023, a government official said on Monday. The government wants tourism next year to reach 80% of its 2019, pre-pandemic level, as the key growth sector is starting to see a recovery as the pandemic eases. Foreign tourists are expected to bring in between 970 billion baht to 1.5 trillion baht next year,

Lunar New Year spending in Thailand is forecast to hit a three-year high this year as tourism rebounds after nearly three years of Covid disruptions.

Thailand’s consumer spending over the period could rise 13.6% to 45 billion baht ($1.36 billion), a university survey showed on Thursday, as the economy recovers and China’s border reopening bolsters tourism.

The estimated spending compares with 39.6 billion baht last year. Studies has suggested that this year's projected 13.6% spending growth this year would be the highest in 15 years.

Lunar New Year celebrations normally signal a jump in spending by many Thais and visitors from China and other parts of Asia.

China’s reopening raises hopes for the return of Chinese visitors, who accounted for nearly a third of Thailand’s 40 million foreign tourist arrivals in pre-pandemic 2019.

In general, the government is positive about the influx of China tourists and is targeting at least five million Chinese tourists this year, with some 300,000 in the first quarter.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is also planning to implement more travel promotions and increase airline seat capacity, in order to attract more tourists to Thailand.

TAT said that it will revise its 2023 tourism revenue target following the allocation of a budget by the government for tourism promotional campaigns on Tuesday. The cabinet approved a total of 3.9 billion baht for promotional campaigns, of which 1.93 billion baht will be used for marketing to help the Thai tourism sector.

Thailand Easing Nightlife Restrictions

The government is exploring lifting nightlife restrictions in a bid to boost economy. The Ministry of Tourism and Sports is looking to extend nightlife until 4 AM in 8 Thai provinces in time for high season as part of its effort to boost the economy.

The eight provinces are: Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi, Phang Nga, Chonburi (Pattaya), Prachuap Khiri Khan (Hua Hin), Surat Thani (Samui Island), and Chiang Mai.

Currently clubs & bars are open until no later than 02:00 hrs. However, this will not be a blanket policy for all Thai nightlife to extend their opening hours. The objecitve is to establish such policy in Tourist popular zones.

This news comes as a positive note for the Thailand nighlife scene. The Thai capital has held a reputation for being one of Asia’s liveliest hubs. Thailand's nightlife economy was worth about US$5 billion in pre Covid days, which is slightly over 1% of the nation's GDP. However,

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