The Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2022, Thailand’s leading B2B travel industry show, opens today (June 08) on the beautiful island of Phuket and runs until Friday, June 10th, with a focus on the country’s transition to stronger and more sustainable, more responsible tourism growth in line with the ‘Visit Thailand Year 2022 – 2023: Amazing New Chapters’ marketing campaign.
The TTM+, which began in 2001 and has been hosted primarily in Bangkok each year since its inception, was shifted to Chiang Mai in 2016 – 17, Pattaya in 2018 – 19, and Phuket in 2022 as part of the TAT’s effort to promote provincial destinations.
The TTM+ drew 276 buyers from 42 countries and 264 vendors from four regions of Thailand this year. In addition, over 90 domestic and foreign media representatives will be in present.
“Thailand is celebrating its full opening for tourism with entry requirements further eased from 1 June, 2022. As such, this year’s edition of the TTM+ presents an excellent opportunity for buyers and sellers to come together and build on existing business relationships and forge new ones. Throughout the three days, TAT together with Thai tourism businesses are ready to showcase the ‘Amazing New Chapters’ in Thai tourism to inspire travellers from around the world to visit Thailand.”Said, Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), said;Advertisement
The TTM+ 2022 has been conceptualised to showcase travel products, services, and experiences that promote Thai cultural values in the ‘from A to Z Amazing Thailand has it all’ concept. And, in corresponding with the TAT’s ‘smart tourism’ strategy aimed at elevating Thai tourism’s competitiveness, the event will also highlight the unprecedented digital transformation that now plays a pivotal role in accelerating Thailand’s tourism ecosystem to quality and sustainability.
The event started today with eventful activities, including registration, pre-tours buyers and media, opening ceremony, TTM Talk, Thailand Product Update, speed-dating onsite appointments, and welcome reception.
The two full days of buyer/seller appointments are scheduled on Thursday, 9 June and Friday, 10 June, along with a networking lunch on both days, and a networking dinner on Thursday hosted by the Phuket Tourist Association.
Post tours for buyers and media will take place Saturday, 11 June, with three routings that are tailor-made to showcase the scenic beauty, welcoming charm, and famous tropical island atmosphere of Phuket, Krabi, Phang-nga, Ko Samui, and Ko Pha-ngan, as well as the cultural and gastronomy delights of Bangkok.
The TTM+ 2022 is being held at the spectacular venue of the Angsana Laguna Phuket beachfront resort set within the world-renowned integrated resort of the Laguna Phuket. The event has been arranged in accordance with the health and safety measures stipulated by the Ministry of Public Health to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and all participants are asked to kindly abide by these measures at all times. Those from overseas must undergo all procedures required under Thailand’s entry requirements.
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