CHIANG MAI, 13 August 2019: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) organised the 5th Thailand Golf Travel Mart 2019 last week in Chiang Mai.
Recognised as an aviation gateway, hosting the golf event was part of an ongoing strategy to attract high-spend, long-staying travellers to play golf courses in Chiang Mai and neighbouring provinces.
The event attracted 116 top golf tour operators from 24 countries, led by China (22), Japan (17), India (9), South Korea (8), Singapore (7).
To broaden the exposure of Thailand’s golfing attractions, TAT invited 59 first-time buyers, especially from new markets; such as, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Portugal and Sweden.
Amongst the 97 Thai exhibitors, mainly representatives of golf courses and resorts, 37 were from the central region, 23 from the east, 22 from the north, 10 from the south and five from the northeast. They include 39 first-time sellers.
The event closed with a networking golf tournament hosted by the TAT at one of Chiang Mai’s golf courses.