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HD Videos from Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2019

The Thailand Travel Mart+ 2019 took place at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Jomtien, near Pattaya, from 5-7 June 2019.

The three-day TTM+ 2019, Thailand’s leading B2B travel trade show, was held this year under the theme of ‘New Shades of Emerging Destinations’ as part of the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) strategy to promote 55 provincial destinations.

TTM+ 2019 attracted 340 buyers from 51 countries, up 18.47% on 2018.

For the first time, the buyers list included 13 companies from Brazil along with new buyers from Chile, Argentina and Colombia.

Mr. Tanes Petsuwan, Tourism Authority of Thailand's (TAT) Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications speaking at a press conference on the opening day of the Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2019 in Pattaya. Click to enlarge.

First time buyers were also invited from other new source-markets including Lebanon, Latvia, Estonia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Slovakia, Ukraine and Israel.

There were 370 exhibitors, mainly from the southern and central regions of Thailand.

Mrs. Srisuda Wanapinyosak, TAT Deputy Governor of International Marketing (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas) said, “We recognise that in this era of constant change in everything from customer segments to technology and demographic profiles, the value of travel trade shows needs to be constantly refreshed and enhanced to justify the investment in time and money by both buyers and sellers. We also have to marry the business objectives of the private sector with our national objectives to create jobs, reduce income disparities and better distribute visitors around the country. At the TTM Plus, all these objectives have been merged. It takes time and effort for emerging destination cities to be recognised and chosen by travellers, and this year’s TTM Plus has set the ball rolling.”

The line-up of TTM+ talks also included an all-Thai cast of 10 speakers covering a broad range of cultural, environmental, technological and historic topics under the theme “Making the World a Better Place through Travel”.

Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com was at TTM+ to learn more about the event and speak with some of the hotels in the emerging destinations that TAT is trying to promote. Each of the below video interviews has its own page and is not only available in FHD video, but also in podcast format.

HD video of the Tourism Authority of Thailand giving a press conference on the first day of Thailand Travel Mart 2019 (TTM+) in Pattaya. Mr. Tanes Petsuwan, TAT's Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, used the media briefing to outline their plans for 2019 and beyond, and give some insight into which of Thailand's less well known destinations they will be promoting and how. This video includes the Q&A at the end.

What dreams are made of - the 500 Rai Floating Resort on Lake Cheow Lan, Khao Sok National Park, Surat Thani, Thailand. Thais have long known about the beauty of Khao Sok National Park in Thailand's southern Surat Thani province, but the destination is still not very well known amongst travellers from abroad. That's about to change. Atirat Danphattharaworawat, Managing Director of 500 Rai, tells us all about his two amazing resorts.

The luxurious aava Resort & Spa in Khanom, Thailand, is no stranger to the annual Thailand Travel Mart (TTM+) and has attended the last nine, including the most recent edition in Jomtien, Pattaya last week. In this exclusive interview, filmed on the first day of TTM+ 2019, Kati Hakkinen explains where Khanom is in Thailand, what its attraction is and what is the best way to travel there.

Khanom may not be a name you are familiar with yet, but it is certainly somewhere that you should consider the next time you are looking for a beach holiday in Thailand that will get you away from the throngs of tourists that many of the other destinations receive. Located approximately 90 minutes from either Surat Thani or Nakhon Si Thammarat airports, Khanom is an emerging destination that was, considering its size, well represented at last week's Thailand Travel Mart (TTM+) 2019 in Pattaya. Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com sat down with Khun Sillapat Watcharapong, Director of Marketing at the Racha Kiri Resort in Khanom, to ask him about his resort and Khanom as a destination.

Pai, part of Mae Hong Song province in northern Thailand, was exhibiting at TTM+ and Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com sat down with Ms. Phatchareeporn Ruecha of the Pai Tourism Business Association to learn more about Pai as a tourist destination. In this exclusive interview, Ms. Phatchareeporn tells us more about Pai, how to get there, what the average length of stay is, where visitors are coming from and what targets Pai has for 2019.

The successful Thailand Travel Mart (TTM+) 2019, held in Jomtien, Pattaya last week, not only had the crucial buyers meet sellers component, but also different workshops with expert speakers sharing their knowledge with media and sellers alike. One such expert, Khun Arrut Navaraj, Managing Director of Suan Sampran, gave an interesting talk to delegates about Organic Farming and Sustainable Tourism.

The Pattana Golf Resort and Sports Hub in Sriracha, Chonburi, Thailand is undergoing a major transformation. The owners of what started off as an impressive golf course and resort some 13 years ago, are looking to turn Pattana - just 90 minutes from Bangkok, into one of the leading sports hubs in not just Thailand, but the region. With so much happening at Pattana, Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com sat down with Ms. Rujirapun Juangroongruangkit, Executive Vice President, to ask her more about these exciting plans and developments.

While many properties offer outstanding views of part of the city, few, if any, can offer you unobstructed views of almost the entire city whilst still being in the heart of Bangkok. And that's what makes the Shama Lakeview Asoke on Sukhumvit Soi 16 truly unique. With this in mind, Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com sat down with Sukamal Mondal, General Manager of the Shama Lakeview Asoke, to ask him more about the property.

In addition to the FHD videos, podcasts of all the above interviews from the Thailand Travel Mart+ 2019 are available here.

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