Local products on show at TTM

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.

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Tourism Authority of Thailand governor, Yuthasak Supasorn, said: “With some of the most important players in the tourism industry representing hotels, resorts and spas gathering at the TTM+ 2017, the event is the perfect opportunity for buyers and sellers to discuss good deals and enhance the image of Thai made tourism products.”

TTM+ 2017 has already registered 348 buyers from 56 countries and 362 sellers from Thailand and the GMS countries. Both buyers and sellers at the TTM+ 2017 represent a wide variety of companies and sectors operating in the travel industry, and many will be there to discuss business deals for the next contractual period.

On top of this, they will have the chance to learn about local tourism products.

One of the highlights will be OTOP products made by communities across the North, including handicrafts made by ethnic groups such as silverware, carved wood artwork from the village of Ban Tawai and fine silverware from Chiang Mai’s famous silvermaking centre of Wua Lai.

SACICT (Support Arts and Crafts International Centre of Thailand) will showcase handicrafts and products including Tima wickerwork made with palm leaves in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Vassana cakes from Chiang Mai and Trimode fabrics from Bangkok.