That the Tourism Authority of Thailand
has chosen Pattaya for this event should be thought of as another
indication that this city has “come of age.” In fact, Pradech
Phayakvichien, the governor of the TAT said, “We are confident that the
excellent facilities of the Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall, truly
a PEACH of convention facilities and the friendly
environment of Thailand’s premier seaside resort, would contribute to a
successful trade meet.”
The trade meet concept of matching up buyers and
sellers is one which is well established in world tourism marketing, with
one of the largest travel marts in the world, the ITB in Germany, being
held in this format for many years.
The sellers are a varied group, all vying to win the
tourist dollar, with over 220 separate organizations being represented, of
which 16 are local Pattaya enterprises. That it is a competitive market
can be seen from the fact that delegations from other SE Asian countries
have registered themselves as “sellers” too, including Myanmar,
Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, while the other Thailand destinations such as
Phuket, Cha-Am, Ayutthaya, Bangkok, Kanchanaburi and Chiang Mai make up
the bulk of entries.
The buyers are equally as mixed, with America
numerically outnumbering every other country, but Australia, Russia, UK,
Singapore and Taiwan are also very well represented.
During the four days of the TTM 2001, the 179 delegates
and the sellers will also be experiencing all of Pattaya, not just the
PEACH venue, affording Pattaya the chance to show off our city. It should
be noted that until PEACH was completed, Pattaya could not host an
international convention of this size and scope. While other sellers will
be trying to impress the buyers with sales information packs, the Pattaya
sellers have a decided advantage, as they can demonstrate the physical
Make no mistake about this, Pattaya is an important
tool in the marketing of the entire country, so let us not miss this
incredible opportunity to showcase ourselves at the same time.
The most significant event in the history of
Thailand’s Tourism Industry is being held from 16-20 September at PEACH,
the Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall, situated at the Royal Cliff
Beach Resort in Pattaya.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand will bring
representatives of 130 international Tour Operators and Meeting and
Incentive organizers from overseas to Pattaya to participate in a 4 day
show, the Thailand Travel Mart, where they will meet with 200 Thai and
Mekong Region tourism suppliers, hotels, meeting venues, ground operators
and tour operators.
This major new tourism event is being backed by the Thai
government as part of its strategy to increase tourism revenues for the
country and will be opened by His Excellency Somsak Thepsutin, the Minister
Attached to the Prime Minister’s Office.
On Monday 17th September, the opening night of the show,
TTG in conjunction with the City of Pattaya will be holding an after dinner
party at the Supper Club of the Royal Cliff Beach Resort for all overseas
buyers. This will be a great fun night in the style that only the
award-winning Royal Cliff Beach Resort and TTG, Asia’s leading Travel
Trade Publication can arrange. TAT and Pattaya City are offering businesses
the opportunity to be a sponsor.
A sponsorship of 10,000 baht entitles you to have the
name of your organization advertised on a 30cm x 30cm board at the Supper
Club and be mentioned in the official programs as sponsor of this
The Tourism Authority of Thailand have ensured that this
event will be attended by major international travel industry
representatives from around the world and this is a wonderful opportunity to
support Thailand and His Excellency the Prime Minister’s aim to use the
tourism industry to strengthen the economy of Thailand.
All funds raised from sponsorship will be used
exclusively for promoting tourism to Pattaya at major travel marts around
the world especially the re-lunch of Pattaya at ITB, Berlin in March 2002.
Please contact Khun Praweena Jetthumrong (Ning), tel. 038 250 421, fax 038
250 511, or e-mail: [email protected] to pledge your support. Act
Now...Pattaya needs you!
BCCT Seminars in close cooperation with First Training
presents full-day seminars on “Meeting Skills” at ECC, Siam Square,
Chula Soi 64 (opp. Chula Book Store Centre) on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday
19th September from 9:00 a.m. (registration) - 16:30 p.m. (maximum 20
participants per day). The full-day seminars will be conducted in the
The seminars are aimed at Thai junior to middle
managers. They will cover the following topics: starting and controlling
meetings; presenting and supporting opinions; balancing points of view;
making suggestions, presenting alternatives; accepting and rejecting ideas
and proposals; building up arguments; and summarizing and concluding.
The cost per participant is 1,100 baht inclusive of
VAT, course materials, certificate and coffee break. Lunch is not provided
but there are many eating outlets in Silom Road. Please fax or e-mail the
name/s of participants to the BCCT office, tel. +66 (0) 2651-5350-3, fax:
+66 (0) 2651-5354, email: [email protected]
Due to difficulty in collecting payments for previous
seminars, payment must be made in advance to confirm bookings. Please make
cheques payable to “The British Chamber of Commerce”. The bookings
received with payment will be accepted. Please ensure that attendees do
not change their bookings without informing the BCCT.