Chiang Mai, June 19, 2017, Staff Correspondent
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) reported that buyers, sellers and all other visitors to the 16th Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+) 2017 were greatly impressed by this year’s event.
TTM+ 2017 was held from 14-16 at the Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre (CMECC) to promote the tourism and the tourism service business sector in Thailand and the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). Hundreds of buyers and sellers representing hotels, attractions, events venues, tour groups, car rental and more, came from all over the world to network and promote their tourism products and services.
Most buyers said that they’ve been hugely impressed by TTM+ 2017 in terms of its scope and organisation and many have expressed a desire to return next year.
One of the aims of this year’s TTM+ was to showcase the huge potential of the Mekong Subregion and the CLMVT nations to work together and to boost income from tourism that benefits the region as a whole. International speakers shared their ideas and knowledge through workshops and forums and addressed topics such as security, community based tourism and the role of information technology in tourism.
The travel trade show’s buyers and members of the media are all set to enjoy a range of post event tours of northern Thailand now. These tours will showcase the rich Lanna heritage of the region as well as the many scenic wonders and Uniquely Local Thai Experiences that tourists come to Chiang Mai to enjoy.