The Tourism Authority of Thailand, in conjunction with the Thai tourism industry had the honour of being the host of the largest B2B event ‘Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion’ (TTM+ 2018).  This prestigious travel trade event was held on 13-15 June 2018  at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club (Pattaya), which is the biggest marina in Southeast Asia.

TTM+ welcomed buyers, sellers and media from all over the world to participate. This popular trade event was first organised in 2001 and has the objective to promote the tourism and service business sector in Thailand and the Greater Mekong Sub-region. TTM+ has been carefully planned to ensure maximum time for networking, trade and business talks for the 280 sellers and 300 international buyers from over 60 countries worldwide. This year TTM+ focused on ‘Luxury and Romance’ products and services.

Prior to the show, the 5th annual football match between Thai hoteliers & an International team made up from tour operators & hotel representatives from the UK, Ireland, Europe, Australia & New Zealand took place at Planet Football on the 12th June 2018. As expected, the conditions were especially tough for the travelling contingent, due to the high heat of an early 2 pm kick off (was this tactical by the Thai’s?! …:-). The final score was 1 – 0 to the overseas team and they even had the luxury of a missed penalty!  Despite many attempts from the home team, the away team hung on.. to make it 3 wins to 2 aggregate in the series.

Special thanks to our wonderful Thai hosts for making the event such a success.  Looking forward to 2019 and renewing our annual friendly battle.

Select Representation helps organise this event every year for the international team.