The Thailand Travel Mart 2017 Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+ 2017) is on track to report a record turnout of buyers from June 14-16, 2017, at the Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre (CMECC) to be held under the theme concept of Delivering Unique Experiences.
Being held for the second time in the northern capital of Thailand, the show has already reported a registration (closure date March 23) of 480 buyers from 64 countries and 354 sellers from Thailand and the GMS countries. As of April 11, 2017, the largest contingent of buyers for TTM+ 2017 are Europe (182), East Asia (137), ASEAN (42), America (38), Oceania (29), the Middle East (11) and Thailand (41).
Although final numbers will be established closer to the actual date, so far it is the highest turnout ever, well above the 343 buyers in 2016 and the 440 buyers in 2008.
The registration of 354 sellers is also higher than the 342 recorded in 2016. The sellers comprise hotels and resorts (272), tour operators and travel agents (30), GMS (14), entertainment (11), sustainable tourism (8), associations (6), NTOs (5), transportation (4), and other travel services (4).
Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said, This is a clear indication of the high level of interest in Thailand and Northern Thailand in particular. We are now finalising some very interesting events, activities and tours for the buyers which I am sure will go a long way towards helping them better promote Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand to their clients. Receive the best of Travel content in your mailbox.