Mart promotes India’s northeast states

December 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, South Asia

NEW DELHI, 1 December 2017:  The 6th International Tourism Mart will be hosted in Guwahati, Assam from 5 to 7 December, organised by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.

The country’s northeast states are backing the travel mart due to be hosted in Taj Vivanta with the official opening precided over by the Governor of Assam, Shri Jagdish Mukhi.

The 6th International Tourism Mart, will put the spotlight on India’s “Act East Policy”, that is part of a wider initiative to work closely with the 10-nation ASEAN bloc and East Asia namely China, Korea and Japan. Read more

TTM: Cambodia promotes its first travel mart

June 16, 2017 by  
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CHIANG MAI, 16 June 2017: Cambodia will inaugurate a national travel show, Cambodia Travel Mart, this November to be hosted in Siem Reap.

The Cambodian delegation was busy promoting the event at its TTM booth, this week, in the hope it can convince international buyers to sign up for the new show.

Scheduled 17 to 19 November in Siem Reap’s Sokka’s convention centre, event organiser Slickbooth CEO, Om Pharin, said the target was to sign up 150 international buyers, 20 international media and sell booth space to 200 Cambodian travel firms and hotels. Read more

Thailand romances tourism

May 29, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 29 May 2017: Tourism Authority of Thailand is pushing wedding and honeymoon to encourage more high-end travellers to visit Thailand and particularly Chiang Mai.

TAT’s East Asian Region director, Runjuan Thongrut, said as Chiang Mai was awarded the Best Honeymoon Destination in 2016 from, the largest online travel agent in China, the strategy is now to promote Chiang Mai to the weddings sector across Asia.

Chiang Mai will also be the host its upcoming B2B event Thailand Travel Mart Plus 2017 in mid-June for the second year in a row. Weddings and honeymoons have been  highlighted at recent editions of the TTM even though most of the TTM buyers are traditional tour operators who are not directly involved in the wedding market that is usually managed by specialised agencies or individuals. 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

Cambodia to launch mart

May 23, 2017 by  
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SIEM REAP, 23 May 2017: The inaugural Cambodia Travel Mart 2017 will be held in Siem Reap through a joint venture with Singapore-based TTG Asia Media& Events.

Dates have been set for 17 to 19 November at Sokha Siem Reap Resort and Convention Centre, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

The travel trade mart calendar is overcrowded in ASEAN with organisers finding it increasingly difficult to find a free week to host an event. Read more

TTM gets underway in Chiang Mai

June 8, 2016 by  
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CHIANG MAI, 8 June 2016: After being hosted in Bangkok for 14 consecutive years the 15th Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion opens today in the northern city of Chiang Mai.

The annual travel mart, themed “Smile with Us” is being held, 8 to 10 June, at the Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre (CMECC).

Organised annually by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, TTM+ is Thailand’s largest annual B2B tourism and travel trade event attracting close to 900 buyers, sellers, media and tourism officials. Read more

Tourism Malaysia mission to Laos

September 18, 2015 by  
Filed under News, Travel Trade

VIENTIANE, 18 September 2015: Tourism Malaysia is leading a tourism promotion in Lao capital to boost travel during the remainder of the  Malaysia Year of Festival.

Tourism Malaysia’s deputy director general (International Promotion) Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin led the travel mission with the objective of updating the travel trade on new attractions in Malaysia and the events that could be promoted to Lao travellers for the remaining months of MyFest 2015. Read more

34th ATF pulls a crowd

January 27, 2015 by  
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NAY PYI TAW, 27 January 2015: The 34th ASEAN Tourism Forum has attracted 300 international buyers and 905 sellers, according to a tally confirmed by the ASEAN Tourism Ministers Monday.

Held in the capital, Nay Pyi Taw, the week-long event themed “ASEAN-Tourism Towards Peace, Prosperity and Partnership.”

Today, private sector delegates met for the ASEAN Tourism Conference with a panel of experts discussing how partnerships can enhance tourism within the region. Read more