Pattaya boat show draws a crowd

December 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Thailand

PATTAYA, 1 December 2017: The sixth Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show welcomed 4,554 visitors during its four-days mid November.

Identified as the Gulf of Thailand’s premier marine event, hosted annually at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club, this year’s event delivered an extensive in-water display of global yacht brands as well as a full range of onshore exhibits.

At the close, the organisers confirmed the 7th Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show will be hosted 29 November to 2 December, 2018, at Ocean Marina Yacht Club. Read more

Boat show attracts big spenders

November 27, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

PATTAYA, 27 November 2017: The sixth edition of the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show closed its doors  Sunday evening after a four-day festival of boating lifestyle.

Hosted at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports presided over the opening ceremony, just days before a Cabinet reshuffle saw her step down.

This year’s show featured a strong in-water display of global yacht brands and Thai built boats (pleasure and commercial), as well as a diverse range of onshore exhibitors. Read more

Amour to bring romance to Bangkok

October 12, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

SINGAPORE, 12 October, 2017: Worldwide Events, a leading B2B trade show organiser will partner with Tourism Authority of Thailand to host “Amour Asia Pacific” in Bangkok, 14 to 17 February 2018.

Amour is an invite-only romance travel trade event that brings together the most romantic travel brands and global buyers of romance travel to meet and network.

The specialised show was launched in Venice, earlier this year, and will be rolled out in two new markets – Bangkok, Thailand and Monte Carlo, Monaco in early 2018. Read more

ITE gains stature in regional market

September 11, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

HO CHI MINH CITY, 11 September 2017: ITE-HCMC has affirmed its position as one of the region’s leading travel trade shows that will draw more tourists to visit Vietnam.

Speaking at the Gala Dinner, at ITE late last week, Minister of Culture, Sport and Tourism, Nguyen Ngoc Thien, said the event was recognised as a leading professional forum for tourism management agencies, tourism enterprises at home and overseas to meet, exchange and conduct business discussions.

“Through the framework of the expo, visitors have the opportunity to learn about the people, history, culture and destinations of all countries in the region,” he said. Read more

TRAVEX to rigorously check buyers

September 8, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand, tour operators

BANGKOK, 8 September 2017: The Tourism Authority of Thailand has pledged to make the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) in Chiang Mai a success, by improving the quality of TRAVEX buyers. claiming ASEAN destinations earn millions of dollars in business transacted during the three-day trade show.

To add credence to that claim, TAT says it will abide by strict guidelines to scrutinise buyer registration at the show to ensure only decision makers who are empowered to negotiate contracts can attend.

The show in recent year has been criticised for a poor turnout of quality buyers. Critics claim there are too many buyers who view ATF as an annual paid holiday, or reunion with buddy tour operators. Read more

China attracts ASEAN interest

September 5, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, North Asia

GUANGZHOU, China, 5 September 2017: The China (Guangdong) International Tourism Industry Expo 2017 (CITIE) will open 8 September at the China Import and Export Fair Complex, here in Guangzhou.

By the time the expo closes, 10 September, the organisers promise business transactions will have been concluded that will tap China’s vast outbound travel market particular for Asian destinations.

Show organisers confirmed more than 4,500 booths have booked 90,000 m2 of exhibition space presenting travel content from 55 countries and 22 Chinese provinces, and autonomous regions. Read more

TITF 21 and going strong

August 11, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News

BANGKOK, 11 August 2017: The 21st edition of Thai International Travel Fair opened, Thursday, attracting travel consumers who were keen to snatch up tour packages and airline deals, some valid until January next year.

The event will end this Sunday at Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre.

Thai Travel Agents Association president, Suparerk Soorangura, told TTR Weekly that 30 countries were exhibiting travel products at a show that is considered a reliable barometer of outbound travel trends in Thailand. Read more

ATTA plans big presence at TTM

May 4, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Thailand

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

ITB Berlin declares full house

March 8, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, Events, News

BERLIN, 8 March 2017: ITB Berlin opens today with all 26 halls fully booked, according to show owner, Messe Berlin.

The world’s largest travel trade show opens with around 10,000 exhibitors from 184 countries and regions.

Botswana, the official partner country, sets the tone with an opening call to embrace sustainable tourism. Read more

Travel together visit Sydney fair

February 23, 2017 by  
Filed under Travel Deals

BANGKOK, 23 February 2017: Thai Airways International is adding value for passengers who book roundtrip tickets on the Bangkok – Sydney route through the airline’s website by giving them Sydney Royal Easter Show tickets.

The offer is for passengers who purchase roundtrip ticket Bangkok – Sydney with minimum of two persons through www.thaiairways.com. The fares must be purchased by 15 March and travel to Sydney has to be completed 1 to 19 April this year.

It is valid for two persons travelling together on the same itinerary. Read more

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