The countdown has begun for the maiden Amazing Thailand virtual roadshow to take place on September 9, 2020 from 10 am to 6 pm (UAE time). This digital B2B meeting platform will connect travel professionals across the GCC to hospitality and tourism establishments in Thailand. Pichaya Saisaengchan, Director, Tourism Authority of Thailand – Dubai and Middle East Office shares the details with TRAVTALK.
Q What are the expectations from the event?
We expect to have over 2,000 appointments between our travel partners from the GCC and tourism establishments in Thailand. This will generate awareness of Thailand’s latest tourism offerings in order to maintain a top-of-mind approach once Thailand’s borders reopen to welcome visitors and enable our travel partners in the region to promote the destination.
Q Do explain the reason/s agents should participate in this event?
As travel has been restricted due to the current pandemic, tourism establishments have had to adapt and reinvent their offerings, taking into consideration new health and safety protocols. The Amazing Thailand Virtual Roadshow 2020 is an ideal platform for our travel partners in the region to know more about the measures taken to ensure the safety of visitors, as well as new offerings that will be available once we start to welcome visitors.
Q How many partners will there be from Thailand?
The Amazing Thailand Virtual Roadshow 2020 will host 48 tourism stakeholders from Thailand, including hotels & resorts, health & wellness, shopping establishments & attractions and tour operators & DMCs. Thai sellers with GCC buyers will do one-on-one meetings via VDO call. The first session will comprise GCC Buyers Group A, while the second session will have participants from GCC Buyers Group B. For both groups, 10 minutes will be allotted per appointment.
Q What are the areas covered at the event?
The 48 tourism stakeholders from Thailand will represent a variety of regions and major cities across the Kingdom including Bangkok, Pattaya, Krabi, Koh Samui, Phuket and more. We will highlight our new products & services in all major cities in Thailand including nearby cities such as Bangkok & Beyond, Phuket & Beyond, Chiang Mai & Beyond, Pattaya & Beyond, etc. as well as highlight our SHA Certificate that has been given to all qualified Thai private sectors (https://www.tatnews.org/2020/07/amazing-thailand-sha-certification-steps-up-information-sharing-and-outreach/)
Q How should one register?
Registration is now available for GCC travel partners via www.HalaThailandVirtualMart.com.