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Thailand Moves Ahead with Events to Boost Tourism

May 29, 2014

Published on May 29, 2014

TAT hopes major trade and consumer shows will help country rebound after coup.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pressing ahead with a series of events and promotional activities in an effort to boost tourism arrivals following the recent coup.

Travel Daily AsiaThe tourism board has confirmed that the annual Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) will go ahead as scheduled from June 4-6 at Bangkok's Impact Exhibition & Convention Center. This event is expected to attract 296 buyers from 46 countries to meet with 403 exhibitors from Thailand and the Mekong region.

And the TAT, which is also organizing a series of pre- and post-event tours for delegates, said the event provided an opportunity for international buyers see that tourism operations in Thailand have not been affected by the recent coup.

"In spite of the current political situation, we are very pleased that many buyers and sellers are still assured to attend the event. This is a major vote of confidence in Thailand, the quality of our tourism products and services, and the determination of the travel trade to go on with business as usual," said TAT governor Thawatchai Arunyik.

Running alongside the TTM+ will be the annual consumer travel event, the Thailand Tourism Festival 2014. This will give local tourism suppliers from across Thailand the chance to display their products.

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