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Thailand Travel Mart on the way to Chiang Mai

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It will be held June 8-10, 2016, at the Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre (CMECC). Registrations for buyers and sellers are now open. Organised annually by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the TTM+ is Thailand’s largest annual B2B tourism and travel trade event.

The Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Sub region is heading to the northern Thai capital of Chiang Mai next year after 14 years in Bangkok.

It will be held June 8-10, 2016, at the Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre (CMECC). Registrations for buyers and sellers are now open. 

Organised annually by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the TTM+ is Thailand’s largest annual B2B tourism and travel trade event. 

Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT governor said, “The time is right for TTM+ to be moved to another location. Chiang Mai is perfectly suited because it is the closest Thai city to our neighbours in the GMS with a new convention centre and superb hotel facilities to accommodate all the guests.”

He said the emergence of Myanmar as a major tourism destination, plus the improving transportation connectivity in the GMS, “will further enhance the appeal of the entire area, giving buyers and media a chance to explore the many emerging new products and services”.

TAT is expecting 400 buyers from 50 countries, including emerging source markets such as, Eastern Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Middle East, South America and South Africa. 

Yuthasak added, “This event will be right in line with the TAT strategy to enhance the marketing profile of the secondary destinations in Thailand and the GMS.”


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