Thailand’s annual travel mart, Thailand Travel
Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion’ (TTM+),
will be held 4-6 June 2014, at the Exhibition Centre Hall, IMPACT
Mueang Thong Thani in Nonthaburi, just outside Bangkok.
First organised in 2001, the TTM+ is
designed primarily to help small and medium sized travel
companies, products and services in Thailand and the Greater
Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries gain international exposure,
especially those who cannot afford to attend the expensive travel
trade shows abroad.
TAT Governor Thawatchai Arunyik said, “There is
no doubt that small and medium sized companies were affected by
the recent political crises, and it is important to help them
protect jobs and revenue. We are now forging full-speed ahead with
recovery plans. The TTM+ will be an ideal opportunity to bring
business back for the rest of the year and help us meet our
During January and February 2014, Thailand
received 4,494,168 international visitors, and TAT says it still
hopes the country can maintain the original
2014 target of 28.6 million international tourist arrivals,
generating estimated foreign exchange revenue of 1.32 trillion
Designed to promote Thailand as a regional
tourism hub, TTM+ 2014 expects to attract about 400 sellers and
400 buyers. In 2013, a total of 791 delegates attended the event
(397 buyers and 394 sellers).
Mr. Arunyik added, “The full impact of the
political unrest on the various source markets is being analysed
in detail, along with ongoing consultations with all our industry
partners and stakeholders in both the public and private sectors
on how best to design a productive and practical programme for
This year, four major products will be
highlighted in a special pavilion; Ecotourism, Health and
Wellness, Wedding and Honeymoon, and Experience Thainess. The nine
business categories arranged for the event are Hotel/Resort, Tour
Operator/Travel Agent, Entertainment, Transportation, Golf Course,
Association, NTO, the Greater Mekong Subregion, and Other Travel
Hosted buyers are carefully selected by TAT in
cooperation with overseas offices and the private sector. The
registration fee is US$300, or THB9,600 for each hosted buyer,
which includes complimentary return economy flight from
international port to port, accommodation (from 3-7 June, 2014),
transfers, tours, admission to official functions, and
pre-scheduled appointments with exhibitors.
Non-hosted international buyers can also attend
the TTM+2014 upon payment of a registration fee of US$ 200 or THB
6,400. They can avail of the same TTM+2014 services as the Hosted
Buyers, except flights and accommodation.
The official programme will begin on 4 June,
2014, with a welcome reception at the IMPACT Exhibition Centre
Hall 2. The business functions will be held on 5-6 June followed
by a Thank You Party on the evening of 6 June.
On 3 June, 2014, complimentary pre-mart tours
are being organised to take buyers and the media to the
surrounding areas of Bangkok. Departures for the post-mart tours
will begin on 7 June 2014.
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