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Pattaya chosen to showcase Thailand to the world

Outstanding promotional opportunity to help re-launch Pattaya to the world tourism market

BCCT holding business seminars on “Meeting Skills”

Pattaya chosen to showcase Thailand to the world

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 product.

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.

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Outstanding promotional opportunity to help re-launch Pattaya to the world tourism market

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 prestigious event.

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!

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BCCT holding business seminars on “Meeting Skills”

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 English language.

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.

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