Thailand Travel Mart Plus 2017 opens in Chiang Mai to great fanfare

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Chiang Mai, 14 June, 2017 – Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (TTM+) 2017 opened today at the Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre (CMECC) in Chiang Mai.

From 14 to 16 June, TTM+ will promote the tourism and service business sector in Thailand and the Greater Mekong Subregion.  With buyers from all over the world, TTM+ is a wonderful opportunity to showcase Thailand’s unique tourism offering and to share the beauty of Lanna culture with international visitors.

Gallery 1: At the opening ceremony, delegates and members of the press were addressed by H.E. General Tansanak Patimapragorn, Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand; H.E. Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports; and Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Gallery 2: Special speakers: H.E. Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports; Mr. Mason Florence from The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy; Professor David Beirman (Ph.D.), Senior Lecturer University of NSW, Australia; and Ms. Sarah Mathews, Head of Destination Marketing Asia Pacific (APAC), TripAdvisor, talked to delegates about topics such as food, security and how digital strategy is affecting the tourism sector and driving new markets.

Gallery 3: There are many examples of local Thai culture, craftsmanship and artistic talent on display at TTM+ 2017. Delegates and buyers had the chance to try everything from massage to tasty northern snacks.

Gallery 4: Now in its 16th year, TTM+ 2017 attracted 388 buyers from 56 nations and there are 421 booths to explore, representing hotels, tours, shows, attractions, restaurants spas and more.