Thailand Travel Mart underway


BANGKOK, 5 June 2014, – Despite the Coup d’etat, Thailand’s two major tourism fairs are currently being held at Impact Arena Muang Thong Thani, proving to the international community that the junta’s political intervention posts no threats to the nation’s tourism sector. 

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Thai tourism industry are simultaneously organizing two major events: ‘Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM ):Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Sub-region’ from yesterday to Friday, and ‘Thailand Tourism Festival 2014 (TTF 2014)’ from now to Sunday June 8th.

According to the TTM organizer, the event, first held in 2001, aims at promoting tourism and service businesses in Thailand and its Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) counterparts. Several Small- and medium- entrepreneurs (SMEs) have participated in the event, offering their best international-standard products to visitors.

This year’s major target markets include Europe, Southeast Asia, Eastern Asia, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as emerging ones, such as the Commonwealth of Independent States countries, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, South America, and South Africa.

Four major products are being highlighted this tear: Eco-tourism, Health & Wellness, Wedding & Honeymoon, and Experience the Thainess, the organizer said, adding there are 9 tourism business categories presented in the event; ranging from hotel and resort, travel agent, entertainment, to transportation as well as other travel services.

Meanwhile, ‘Thailand Tourism Festival 2014’, the nation’s biggest tourism event for consumers, is also being held at the same venue.

The annual festival offers many activities aimed at promoting the preservation of the Thai culture, traditions and local lifestyle, as well as stage performances. It also features local art, crafts and food of the four regions in Thailand.

The organizer boasted the fair would present visitors with a golden opportunity to discover Amazing Thailand’s destinations as well as a wide range of tourism products and activities nationwide.

The TTF 2014 event will be held until Sunday, June 8th, 2014. The door opens from 10 am to 9 pm.