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Now in its 14th year, Thailand’s largest annual B2B tourism and travel trade event TTM+ will be held at Bangkok’s Exhibition Centre Hall, Impact Muang Thong Thani from the 3rd to the 5th of June 2015. It is the region’s leading trade show for Thailand and the GMS countries of Vietnam, Cambodia, Lao PDR., Myanmar and China (Kunming Province).

The participation by 49 first-time exhibitors is one of the highest turnouts in the event’s history. Of that number, 36 are small and medium sized Thai hotels located nationwide, as well as independent and eco-tourism operators, health and wellness specialists, also including wedding and honeymoon management companies.

So far, the TTM+ has registered 304 buyers from 53 countries. India is the largest contingent followed by the United Kingdom, USA, and Australia. Of these 154 are repeat and 150 are first-time buyers.

The theme of TTM this year is “Experience with Us”, reflecting on travellers who want to “experience” and learn something new to satisfy a deeper need for participation, creativity, community, and idealism. It is in line with the “2015 Discover Thainess” campaign, which highlights the experiences offered by the Thai way of life, Thai culture and hands-on Thai activities such as Thai boxing, Thai massage, Thai cooking, and Thai classical dance.

As part of this “2015 Discover Thainess” campaign, “12 hidden gems” will be showcased at TTM+. These are emerging new destinations renowned for their unique history, culture and lifestyle that tourists must not miss especially repeat travellers.

The official programme will begin on 3 June 2015 with buyers and sellers registration and a welcome reception. The business meetings will be held on 4-5 June. Buyers and media will enjoy a full range of post-tours from 6 June onwards.

Applications for buyers and sellers are still open. Forms can be found on the website www.thailandtravelmartplus.com until 31 March, 2015.

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Tourism Authority of Thailand is represented in South Africa by Lesley Simpson Communications. For further information, please contact: tel: +27 11 463 8195, fax: +27 11 463 8196, email: lesley@lscpr.co.za

About The Tourism Authority of Thailand: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (T.A.T.) was established in 1960 by the Royal Thai Government to be specifically responsible for tourism promotion. In 1965, T.A.T. opened its first overseas office in New York. Since then, T.A.T. has established 21 offices in different parts of the world.