Resinar on being Muslim friendly

June 21, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 21 June 2017: Travel & tourism to Thailand began with the Americans. Then came the Europeans, followed by the Japanese and Koreans. It is now the era of Chinese, Russians and Indians.

The next wave will be the ASEAN countries and the Islamic world. Read more

Local products on show at TTM

June 12, 2017 by  
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CHAING MAI, 12 June 2017: A range of local handicraft products and services from North Thailand will be showcased at the 16th Thailand Travel Mart, this week.

The show will take place for the second time in Chiang Mai at the Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre (CMECC) from 14 to 16 June. Read more

Experts speak out at TTM

June 12, 2017 by  
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CHIANG MAI, 12 June 2017: Buyers, sellers and media attending  Thailand Travel Mart Plus n (TTM+), this week, will get a chance to hear the views of well-known experts in community-based tourism, gastronomy, tourism crisis management and e-commerce.

The Tourism Trend Talk Forum  will be held on the show’s opening day, 14 June, 1530 to 1730 at the Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Entrance is free to all delegates. Read more

Food tourism to star in TAT promotions

June 8, 2017 by  
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CHIANG MAI, 8 June 2017: Tourism Authority of Thailand has entered into a partnership with Michelin Travel Partner to publish a Bangkok edition of the prestigious Michelin Guide which is expected to allow food lovers to explore Thailand’s culinary scene, raise the profile of Thai restaurants and boost the economy.

The first guide should be released by the end of 2017.

The Michelin Guide Bangkok will be released in a bilingual Thai and English edition and will also be available in a print and digital version. Read more

Langkawi to host PTM 2018

May 25, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, Malaysia, News

BANGKOK, 25 May 2017: Langkawi is the venue for PATA Travel Mart 2018 with this signature Pacific Asia Travel Association event being hosted by Tourism Malaysia and Langkawi Development Authority.

The announcement was made earlier this week by the Association’s CEO, Mario Hardy, during the PATA Annual Summit in Negombo, Sri Lanka.

Hardy said: “Tourism Malaysia and Langkawi Development Authority have been a valuable PATA member and partner since 1959 and 2017 respectively and we look forward to the opportunity of showcasing the culture, heritage and beauty of Langkawi.” Read more

TAT offers pre and post TTM tours

May 24, 2017 by  
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CHIANG MAI, 24 May 2017: More than 200 spots covering the best of Thailand and the Mekong Region are included in a range of pre- and post-event tours to be offered to buyers and media attending the Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2017 in Chiang Mai between 14 to 16 June, 2017.

From the Royal Projects set up by the Thai Royal Family to wean northern hill tribes off opium to the 1st Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge to an amazing range of restaurants, temples, attractions, palaces and museums, delegates will enjoy the best of Thailand as well as parts of neighbouring Myanmar and Lao PDR.

While most of the tours will cover Northern Thailand, the selection has also been broadened to include the coastal resorts of Pattaya, Chumphon and Ranong. A choice of six complimentary pre-tours will be organised on 13 June, before the TTM+ begins, and seven post-tours ranging in duration from three to six nights starting after the event on 17 June, 2017. Read more

TTM+2017 seminar

May 23, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, MICE, News, Thailand

CHIANG MAI, 23 May 2017: Tourism Authority of Thailand is arranging a one-day tourism seminar, to be held concurrently with the Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2017 which will take place from 14 to 16 June in Chiang Mai.

The forum, scheduled for 16 June, is being organised to strengthen the competitiveness of the Thai tourism industry.

TAT governor, Yuthasak Supasorn, said: “This seminar forms part of the TAT Academy’s mission to help enhance Thai tourism personnel and market competitiveness as well as to attract a new workforce for this growing industry. Sessions are carefully planned to ensure useful learning and knowledge sharing opportunities from senior tourism officials and experienced hospitality professionals. At the end of this one-day event, we hope participants will learn new perspectives in the field of tourism and travel in the digital era within the Royal Thai Government’s Thailand 4.0 smart-economy framework.” Read more

ATTA plans big presence at TTM

May 4, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 4 May 2017: Association of Thai Travel Agents will join the forthcoming B2B international event, Thailand Travel Mart Plus 2017, to be hosted 14 to 16 June in Chiang Mai.

ATTA’s vice president, Virat Chatturaputpitak, said attending TTM+2017 this year is the first activity for the association’s new committee to raise its profile and support its members.

“TTM is the country’s most important event for inbound tourism organising annually… it’s a priority for us,” he said. Read more

Report identifies Thailand MICE power

May 3, 2017 by  
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DUBLIN, 3 May 2017: Research and Markets has released its latest report “Thailand MICE Industry & Forecast to 2022” that forecasts the country will host more than 1.3 million MICE travellers by 2022.

The report suggests Thailand’s Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) sourced internationally will generate USD4 Billion revenue.

The MICE industry is one of the key sectors that Thailand is developing, mainly through the government’s Thailand Conventions and Exhibitions Bureau (TCEB) in a bid to draw quality international visitors. Read more

ITB China: Startup have a day in the sun

May 2, 2017 by  
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SHANGHAI, 2 May 2017: The ITB China Startup Awards scheduled for the inaugural trade show will recognise companies that have turned dreams and ideas into viable business solutions.

Short-listed innovators from startup companies that have launched their products within the last three years will demonstrate their innovative solutions to a  jury comprising experienced industry professionals.

Given just eight minutes to make their pitch, the innovators have to explain how their product will impact on the future of the travel industry. The presentations will take place 11 May from 1520 to 1650 in the conference centre. Read more

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