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Thailand Travel Mart 2018 tours blend Thai local experiences with Amazing Colours of the East

Pre-TTM offers free Pattaya half-day trips, Post-TTM paid excursions unveil exotic itineraries

Bangkok, 29 May, 2018 – The Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+) invites buyers and media to discover the kingdom’s ‘Amazing Colours of the East’ with unique opportunities on both pre- and post-event tours that continue to position Thailand as the region’s leading travel hub.

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has put together an eclectic package of creative itineraries that highlight its Amazing Thailand’s ‘Open to the New Shades’ marketing concept. Front and centre are the Eastern Seaboard’s culinary and cultural diversity, new attractions, together with Pattaya’s ‘urban chic’ resort renaissance.

Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said that, “The TTM+ 2018 tour programmes give buyers and media a unique opportunity to discover Pattaya from a fresh new perspective since it has grown into a regional tourism gateway. For pre-TTM+ day trips, TAT is pleased to offer a comprehensive package of complementary Thai local experiences that reflect Pattaya’s impressive growth and its continued popularity.

“After the TTM+, TAT expands its post event programme into paid excursions that cover Thailand’s rich cultural diversity and ‘Amazing Colours of the East’ spotlighting the many superb attractions in Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat provinces that strengthen the region’s reputation as the East’s pre-eminent travel hub.”

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TTM+ 2018 at a Glance

At publication, the number of confirmed buyers attending the TTM+ 2018 stands at 276, led by 126 first-time buyers balanced by 150 return buyers including 124 from the EU, Africa and the Middle East; 66 from East Asia; 65 from ASEAN, South Asia and the South Pacific, and 23 from the Americas.

Sellers are well represented with 336 tables (313 organisations confirmed) including 71 newcomers and 265 return sellers. These include 16 organisations in the luxury and romance business, five associations, nine entertainment businesses, 240 hotels and resorts, 22 tour companies, two transportation companies, and eight other travel related services as well as 11 others from the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) countries.

Pattaya is part of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), with tourism being one of the area’s four core sectors that the Royal Thai Government said will help transform the ECC into a leading economic zone for Southeast Asia.

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