Thai Tourism to be Showcased at TTM PLUS 2012 to Nearly 500 Buyers From 61 Countries
Bangkok, April 2, 2012: Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2012, the Kingdom’s largest business-to-business travel fair, is set for success due to a positive response from over 484 buyers from 61 countries. This represents a 14% increase in the number of buyers for this year’s show, and the highest number of buyers since 2008. This is also an 11% increase in the number of countries that will be part of the trade event. So far, 403 sellers have registered for booths at TTM+ 2012, which will take place from June 6 to 8 at Impact Exhibition Center Halls 5 & 6 in Bangkok.
The “TTM+: Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion” program at the event highlights tourist attractions in Thailand and its neighbouring countries. This year, the program will not only focus on trade and business, but will also offer a great opportunity for the participants and media to enjoy a full range of post-event tours on June 9 that will showcase Thailand’s world-renowned natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Thailand is ideally located to serve as the travel hub for the Greater Mekong Subregion.
“We are very pleased to bring Thai tour operators, especially small- and medium-sized enterprises, to meet so many buyers from all over the world. Buyers in many markets are showing great enthusiasm for TTM+ 2012, with more than double the number of buyers coming from countries including Brazil, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, India, Israel, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Turkey. This demonstrates great potential for the Thai tourism sector to grow in the future,” said Mr Suraphon Svetasreni, Governor of the TAT.
“We also have participants from countries that are joining the event for the first time, which is a good sign for tourism in Thailand and the entire Greater Mekong Subregion. We will welcome new buyers from Albania, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chile, Kuwait, Maldives, Nepal, Ukraine, Uruguay, and Uzbekistan. This is promising for potential markets in Eastern Europe, the CIS Countries, the Middle East and South America,” he added.
TTM+ 2012 will feature Thai tourism products geared to four major special interests in a special pavilion, including:
Other categories of participants featured at TTM+ 2012 include Associations/NTOs; Entertainment; Hotels and Resorts; Tour Operators/Travel Agents; Transportation; and other travel services, as well as the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS).
TTM+ 2012 is expected to attract about 1,000 participants including buyers, sellers and the media. Media registration will start from June 6, including a welcome reception in the evening. There will be a media briefing on Thai tourism on June 7, with the post-event tours for buyers and the media on June 9, 2012.
For more information, please visit http://thailandtravelmartplus.com