Thailand Travel Mart Plus 2017 to feature leading speakers on tourism trends

Travel and Lifestyle Press Releases Wednesday June 14, 2017 12:49
Bangkok--14 Jun--TAT Inter PR Division

All buyers, sellers and media attending this year Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+) will get a chance to hear some of the latest issues and trends from well-known experts in the field of community-based tourism, gastronomy, tourism crisis management and e-commerce.

The Tourism Trend Talk Forum for the TTM+2017 delegates will be held on 14 June, 2017, during 15.30-17.30 Hrs. at the Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre. Open free of charge to all delegates, it gives them a valuable opportunity to update their knowledge base, get new ideas and enhance their professionalism.

The speakers' line-up will be led by H.E. Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports, who will talk on "Community-based Tourism". An architect by education, the Minister had a distinguished early career in the Thai business world, during which she attended the Executive Development Programme at the Office of the Royal Development Projects Board. She was also President of the Self Sufficient Economy Committee of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.

Other speakers are Mr. Mason Florence, Chairman, The World's 50 Best Restaurants Academy on "Gastronomy", Professor Dr. David Beirman, Senior Lecturer, University of Technology-Sydney, on "Tourism Crisis Management", and Ms. Sarah Mathews May, Chairperson, Pacific Asia Travel Association, on "Digital Age: E-Commerce Platform".

The talks will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session, souvenir presentation and photo session.

Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said, "The Forum is a value-added component of the TTM+ that is beneficial for buyers and sellers and their potential business. We have received very positive feedback over the years. This year, we have chosen topics of great relevance to the entire travel and tourism industry in Thailand and the GMS region.

"We are particularly pleased to have Minister Kobkarn lead the session to highlight the importance of the Royal Projects, initiated by our beloved late monarch King Bhumibol Adulyadej as part of his visionary Sufficiency Economy concept. We hope it will be a positive learning experience for everyone."


Latest Press Release

Heritage Travel on the Rise: Airbnb and 23andMe Team Up to Make it Even Easier

With the rise of at-home genetic tests like 23andMe, it has never been easier to learn about your ancestry, and this has contributed to a growing trend of heritage travel. People around the world are taking trips to connect with their ancestry, and...

You Are Invited! Thailand Cultural Music Festival 2019, 31 May 1 June 2019. Enjoy one of Thailands Most Amazing Music Fest, Featuring the Best of Thai Cultural Music that Goes Global!

Thai local music is diverse and fun and unique. From Thailand's four main regions are native tunes that have made it to the many of the world's recognised stages. Some composed and adopted the Western tunes and created their own particular mix of...

W Koh Samui invites all fitness enthusiasts to join the hotel#s FUEL Weekend during 20-23 June 2019

Hit escape and join W Hotels in some of the newest destinations around the world for weekend experiences filled with world-class workouts with a team of expert trainers, healthy meals, cocktails, adrenaline rushing adventures, parties and more. With the...

Accor and meetago(R) have signed an international partnership

In the context of IMEX, Accor and meetago(R) agreed on a strategic international partnership for its core meeting and events business today. This deeper level of cooperation was officially stamped and sealed on the basis of their already existing...

Celebrate June Wellness at the Moevenpick Resort Spa Karon Beach Phuket

The Moevenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket presents a program of wellness-inspired activities throughout the month of June to coincide with the celebrations of Global Wellness Day and International Yoga Day. Guests will be treated to a range of...

Related Topics