Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2014
Thailand Travel Mart Plus is Thailand’s largest and most important travel trade event held annually every June at Impact Convention and Exhibition Centre in Bangkok.Organised under the theme of ‘Experience with Us,’ 315 international buyers travelled to Thailand’s capital primarily from China, the UK, Australia, India, South Africa and Japan.
Welcome Reception at Thailand Travel Mart Plus
The Thai and international tourism industry leaders attended an engaging official Welcome Reception with speeches by the Thai Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Mr. Suwat Sidthilaw and the Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand Mr, Thawatchai Arunyik. Held just two weeks after Thailand experienced a coup d’état, the TTM plus was even more successful than previous years as the country carried on with a ‘business as usual’ mentality.
TTM Plus Objective
The event, first organized in 2001, has the objective to promote the tourism and service business in Thailand and its Greater Mekong Sub-region. Small and medium entrepreneurs can also gain international visibility with their products on offer at the show. The major markets include Europe, South East Asia, Eastern Asia, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. Emerging tourism markets include Eastern Europe, Middle East, South America, and South Africa. An area of tourism experiencing huge growth is ‘Experiential Holidays.’ This is where travellers really seek a true taste of local Culture, religion, Social and lifestyle activities – particularly those in the luxury category of visitors. Now we have an understanding of the business side of the Thai tourism industry currently, lets travel to some main Thai destinations to get a feel of how the rest of the country is doing.
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