The popular tourist destination of Phuket in the
south of Thailand has been chosen to host the 19th Thailand Travel
Mart Plus (TTM+) 2020.
It is the first time that Phuket has been chosen
to host the important B2B event.
Organised annually by the Tourism Authority of
Thailand (TAT), TTM+ 2020 will take place at the Hilton Phuket
Arcadia Resort & Spa under the theme of “New Shades of Responsible
Travel” from 1-3 June.
TAT is expecting 350 international
buyers and 370 sellers to attend with preference given to those buyers specialising in
responsible tourism, health and wellness, CBT and
Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT’s Governor, said that Phuket was chosen as the venue
of TTM+ 2020 because it has all the requisite facilities and
services for hosting such an event. It also has necessary support
systems in place by both the government agencies as well as the
The business appointment process will be
streamlined by segmenting the appointments into three special
niche groups: Responsible Tourism, Health and Wellness, and DMC
To enhance the quality of exhibitors,
first-time sellers are being give special privileges.
Entrepreneurs who give importance to environmental protection are
being prioritised along with DMCs, tourist attractions and
entertainment venues. Entrepreneurs from emerging destinations and
former winners of the Kinnari National Tourism Awards will get a
The buyer selection has been streamlined to
prioritise high-potential and first-time buyers, especially from
emerging markets such as, Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe,
Repeat buyers will be evaluated on the basis of a positive
appointment fulfillment record.
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