ATF 2018 will showcase Chiang Mai’s new products

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Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is counting down to the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2018 (ATF), to be held in the northern Thailand city from January 22-26. 

ATF rotates between ASEAN member nations and comprises high-level public and private sector meetings. 

Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand said, “Chiang Mai’s travel trade continues to expand its product offering, diversifying recently into adrenaline-based adventure tourism and gastronomy tourism.”

Registration for the ATF 2018 in Chiang Mai is still open for both buyers and media with information available at 

ATF Facts at a Glance

• Around 47% of ATF buyers come from Europe, 15% from the Asia Pacific, 9% from the Americas, 4% from Oceania, and 3% from the Middle East.

• At the ATF 2017 in Singapore, there were 660 exhibitors, 13,000 scheduled buyer-seller appointments, and over 2,500 attendees.

• In 2017, 36% of exhibitors were accommodation businesses, 25% travel agents or tour operators, 17% NTOs or convention and visitor bureaus, 8.5% travel technology firms, and 3% were in the transport sector.

• ATF in Chiang Mai 2018 will be the 37th incarnation of the show and the sixth time it has been held in Thailand.

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