BANGKOK - For the first time, Phuket will be the venue of the, the 19th Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+) 2020.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) event will be held June 1-3 at the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa under the theme of “New Shades of Responsible Travel”.
This year the annual B2B trade show will be an entirely “green meeting” and help position Phuket as a responsible tourism destination, with zero waste and total environmental protection.
Preference will be given to buyers specialising in Responsible Tourism, Health and Wellness, CBT and DMC.
TAT said Phuket was chosen as the venue of the TTM+ 2020 because it had all the requisite facilities and services for hosting such an event, as well as support systems in place by both the government agencies as well as the private sector.
Business appointments will be segmented into three niche groups: Responsible Tourism, Health and Wellness, and DMC Tour Operators.
First-time sellers are being give special privileges. Those who give importance to environmental protection are being prioritised along with DMCs, tourist attractions and entertainment venues.
Entrepreneurs from emerging destinations and former winners of the Kinnari National Tourism Awards will get a 50% discount.