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PATA Thailand Chapter: Thailand's Tourism Outlook 2015

11 February 2015, 06:11

PATA Thailand Chapter presents valuable insights for decision makers and tourism planners regarding major tourism trends and issues in Thailand. "Thailand's Tourism Outlook 2015" is the annual event of PATA Thailand Chapter which sets the foundations for the strategic decisions of the year ahead.

PATA Thailand Chapter
"Thailand's Tourism Outlook 2015"
Insights for Decision Makers and Tourism Planners

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Join PATA Thailand Chapter "Thailand's Tourism Outlook 2015" annual event and...

…find answers to crucial issues:
  • AEC is changing tourism business in Thailand. True or False?
  • Who is the winner and who is the loser in ASEAN tourism?
  • Has Thailand's international reputation as a safe and secure tourism destination toppled over?
  • Is Thailand losing Russians?
  • Is a surge in Chinese tourists what Thailand needs?
…learn about issues & trends for 2015:
  • The delusion of tourism arrivals!
  • How does rapid development in tourism superstructure change the supply scenery of Thailand!
  • What is changing in air capacity for Thailand in 2015!
  • What can Thailand expect from the long-haul markets!

John KoldowskiJohn Koldowski
, a researcher with a deep knowledge of Asia Pacific tourism, looks behind the numbers and gives valuable insights for the strategists and decision makers of the tourism industry of Thailand! Together with the hekp of great panelists and the audience will analyze the trends & issues for Thailand Tourism in 2015.

Ben Montgomery“I am personally very excited to listen to John’s tourism insight and outlook. Moreover, the discussion afterwards will be opened for all to share your views. The PATA Thailand Chapter is creating this event for its members and guests to exchange ideas on the current tourism situation and future issues we will face and to find solutions together. It is another opportunity to strengthen our invaluable network” 
stressed Ben Montgomery, Chairwoman of PATA Thailand Chapter.

What the industry expects to be the highlighted trends and opportunities for the tourism of Thailand in 2015 will be discussed by a very vibrant panel.
Khun Santi Chudintra, Deputy Governor – Policy and Planning, Tourism Authority of Thailand,
Khun Addie P. Hirunkate, Vice President – International Marketing, Tourism Council of Thailand,
will analyze with John this year's situation in a very interesting open discussion.

Who should attend

Business Entrepreneurs, CEOs, Managing Directors, Marketing Managers, Sales Managers, Business Development Managers, Consultants, Strategists and Tourism Policy Designers of all the sectors of the travel industry of Thailand should attend this annual event of the PATA Thailand Chapter.

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The concept

As you know, Thailand’s foreign inbound market recovered somewhat during the last few months of 2014, to register a year-end result just seven percent behind the record level achieved during 2013. The last few years have been mostly but unevenly bullish, recovering in double-digit leaps following periods of contraction in early 2005 and declines during 5 consecutive quarters between 2008 and 2009.

As a consequence, the source market mix has seen some shifts leading to changes in the visitor profile and hence the tendency for cities and provinces across the Kingdom to attract and retain foreign arrivals. In addition, the major source markets of China, Malaysia and Russia have all seen some volatility in recent years with the latter, in particular still feeling the impact of a softening currency.

Added to this is an overall economic softening in the EU, lingering concerns over aviation safety in Southeast Asia, the as yet unknown impacts of the AEC at the end of the year, and some concerns over personal safety and security while in Thailand, all of which – real or imagined – take some toll on the international reputation of the Kingdom as a preferred tourism destination.

Added together, the suggestion is that 2015 will be another tough year for the travel & tourism sector, but forewarned will be forearmed and opportunities will arise – whether or not they will be recognised is up to you.

So join us to prepare yourself for the year ahead by hearing from, and being part of, the discussions led by analysts and practitioners as they consider market trends and other factors that will affect your source markets in 2015.

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The Agenda

PATA Thailand Chapter
13:30-14:10
Registration



Ben Montgomery14:10-14:15
Welcome Address
by Mrs. Ben Montgomery
PATA Thailand Chapter Chairperson


Khun Jan14:15-14:20
Master of Ceremonies Welcome and Introductions
by Dr. Jutamas Wisansing,
Managing Director – Perfect Link Consulting


John Koldowski14:20-14:50
2015 Thailand Tourism Outlook
by Mr. John Koldowski
College of Innovation, Thammasat University


14:50-15:00 Q&A Session

15:00-16:00 Panel Discussion:

Khun Addie P. HirunkateKhun Addie P. Hirunkate,
Vice President – International Marketing,
Tourism Council of Thailand



Khun Santi ChudintraKhun Santi Chudintra,
Deputy Governor – Policy and Planning,
Tourism Authority of Thailand



Moderated by John Koldowski, College of Innovation, Thammasat University

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The event is complimentary for PATA and PATA Thailand Chapter Members.

Non-members:
Registration: Baht 3,000 per person.
OR
Registration: Baht 5,500, which includes a one-year PATA Thailand Chapter Membership per organization.

Space is limited so register as soon as possible. For non-members registration and membership fees are payable on the day of the event.



Parking:
3AN Floor, 6th floor at 6 B bay and 7th floor at 7 B bay. At the parking areas, there are Glowfish signs, which will guide you to Glowfish. With a car park stamp from Glowfish, you will be able to park without charge.


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