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Thai Travel Mart 2016 Opens in Chiang Mai

Thai Travel Mart 2016 Opens in Chiang Mai

The Thai Travel Mart 2016 Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Sub region (TTM+ 2016) has opened in Chiang Mai, the northern capital of Thailand, with more than 850 delegates from 55 countries, including Ireland.

Chris Lee, Tourism Authority of Thailand, at TTM+ 2016 in Chiang Mai

The three-day event, the largest travel trade show of its kind in Thailand, is being held at the state-of-the-art Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre (CMECC).

Fiona Dobbyn , Classic Resorts, is attending TTM+ 2016 in Chiang Mai

The decision to hold the TTM+ in Chiang Mai was a strategic one because the entire North and Northeast Thailand region is set to become a major bridgehead between Thailand and its neighbouring countries of Myanmar, Lao PDR, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Brendan Barry, Discover Travel, at TTM+ 2016

Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said: “I am very excited to have the opportunity to personally meet everyone who’s anyone in Thailand’s travel industry scene, especially our overseas partners. This will be my first TTM+ since I assumed the TAT governorship in 2015. In planning this year’s event, we had promised to make it unique, different and distinctive. The unique content indicates that this objective will be achieved.”

HE Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports

Celebrating the launch of the ASEAN integration that took effect this year, the TTM+ 2016 will see senior tourism executives of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand hold a joint press conference to discuss the theme ‘CLMVT Link: Prosper Together’.

Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor, Tourism Authority of Thailand

Now in its 15th consecutive year, the TTM+ is being held under the theme ‘Smile With Us’, which reflects friendship, enjoyment, happiness and hospitality. It is in line with the new logo of ‘Amazing Thailand’, which represents the most well-known characteristic of Thainess – the Smile.

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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