In its welcome message to Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) 2018, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) addresses international and local buyers, sellers and media to the largest business to business (B2B) event, which will be held on June 13-15 at the prestigious Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Pattaya, Chon Buri, after TTM+ 2017 was successfully held in Chiang Mai.
In its 17th year since 2001, TTM+ 2018 will focus on the theme of “Million Shades of Romance” to promote Thailand and the neighboring countries of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Viet Nam – not Yunnan and Guangxi in China – in their efforts to attract tourists worldwide to enjoy their hospitality in accommodation and related tour services. There will be altogether eight pre- and seven post-show tours offered to experience tourism products and services that will be promoted accordingly throughout the three-days of business, trade and networking. So far, there are some 176 qualified buyers and 313 seller organizations to join the event, but the final count will be given only after the last on site registrations.
TTM+ 2018 also transforms into a new format, as it goes away from the “booths” image of former exhibitions inside a hall to new “table-top” sales at an open space under canvas in front of the Ocean Marina Yacht Club building. Located in Na Jomtien, the Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Pattaya is a mere 90-minute drive from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport, while it takes a 30-minute drive from U-Tapao Rayong-Pattaya International Airport. Established in 1995, the Ocean Marina Yacht Club is well-known for the Gulf of Thailand’s best sailing conditions, beautiful islands, crystal clear waters, and “hopefully” good weather.
The planned program will feature complimentary pre-show tours for buyers and media on June 13 in the morning from 6.00-12.30, Thailand Media Briefing and a Mekong Mini Movie Screening Session in the afternoon, while the Welcome Reception TTM+ 2018 will be in the evening from 18.00-21.00 at Cartoon Network Amazone Water Park. On June 14, after the first 16 exactly timed appointment sessions, there will be a “Chill at the Beach Party” at the Pinnacle Grand Jomtien Resort. June 15 will have another timed 16 appointment sessions, while from June 16 onwards post-show tours will be organized such as along the “Eastern Seaboard” including Chanthaburi and Trat, Koh Samet and Old Bangkok. One tour is going to Battambang in Cambodia.
Accommodation for hosted buyers and hosted media includes complimentary room with ABF during 12-16 June, 2018, 4 nights only. Airport transfers and shuttle services will be provided to and from the following five official hotels: Moevenpick Pattaya Hotel, The Ravindra Beach Resort & Spa, Renaissance Pattaya Resort & Spa, Royal Cliff Grand Hotel, Pullman Pattaya Hotel G
For further information, please go to the web-site: www.thailandtravelmartplus.com
Written by : Reinhard Hohler