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Greece Meets Thailand & Vietnam OTB 2018

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The number of outbound travellers from Thailand reached 7.74 million Thai tourists which represents an increase of 13.9% from 2015.

Within the next three years, total Thai tourists are expected to reach 10 million according to the Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT).

Vietnam, is one of the faster developing outbound market in Southeast Asia.

According to data from the UNWTO and WTTC, outbound tourism in Vietnam is growing rapidly in the last decade, reaching from 271,000 tourists in 2001 to 1,700,000 in 2011 with an average daily expenditure in 930 USD.

According to the statistics of the Vietnam Travel Association, each year about 5 million Vietnamese travel overseas, spending about $6 billion. Vietravel, one of the biggest tour operators in Vietnam reported that the number of local tourists buying overseas tours in 2015 rose by 145% from 2014 (source: vietnamnet.vn).

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with the most important outbound travel agents, tour operators, OTAs, and MICE Organizers of these vibrant and fast developing markets.

Tentative Program of the Outbound Travel Bazaar

1st Day: Monday 19 March

Arrival to Bangkok. Transport from airport to hotel, free time, dinner, overnight stay at hotel.

2nd Day: Tuesday 20 March

Venue: Aloft Hotel, Sukhumvit soi 11, Bangkok

13.00 – 13.30   Registration

13.30 – 13.50 Outbound Market Focus – Presentation of the Thai Market.

Topic: “The big outbound travel opportunity from the land of smiles – Thailand”

Speaker: Mr Anthony Tan, GfK APAC Lead

13.50 – 14.00   Welcome Address from Mr Pericles Boutos the Greek Ambassador in Thailand

14.00 – 14.10   Welcome Address from Mr John Fotiadis the Chairman of the Hellenic-Thai Chamber of Commerce

14.10 – 14.30   Outbound Destination Focus – Presentation of Greece

14.30 – 14.45   Q&A

14.45 – 18.00   One-to-One Meetings

The organizers will present the profile of the registered sellers to the most important outbound tour operators and travel agents of the Thai market. The buyers who will show genuine interest in doing business with the sellers will be invited to participate to the table-top meetings. This way the quality of the buyers will be secured and the business opportunities will be maximized. 

18.00 – 20.00   Networking Cocktail

3rd Day: Wednesday 21 March

Arrival to Hanoi. Transport from airport to hotel, free time, city tour, dinner, overnight stay at hotel.

4th Day: Thursday 22 March

Venue: Muong Thanh Centre Hotel, No 78 Tho Nhuom, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

13.00 – 13.30   Registration

13.30 – 13.50 Outbound Market Focus – Presentation of the Vietnamese Market

Topic: “The big outbound travel opportunity from the land of the ascending dragon – Vietnam”

Speaker: Ms Dinh Tran, Performars, Lead Consultant

13.50 – 14.00  Welcome Address from Mr Ioannis Raptakis the Greek Ambassador in Vietnam

14.00 – 14.10   Welcome Address from Mr John Fotiadis the Chairman of the Hellenic-Thai Chamber of Commerce

14.10 – 14.30  Outbound Destination Focus – Presentation of Greece

14.30 – 14.45  Q&A

14.45 – 18.00  One-to-One Meetings

The organizers will present the profile of the registered sellers to the most important outbound tour operators and travel agents of the Vietnamese market. The buyers who will show genuine interest in doing business with the sellers will be invited to participate to the table-top meetings. This way the quality of the buyers will be secured and the business opportunities will be maximized. 

18.00 – 20.00   Networking Cocktail

5th Day: Friday 23 March

Departure – Return to Athens

Speakers

A great line-up of speakers -experts, officials and industry professionals- will present during “Greece Meets Thailand & Vietnam OTB 2018” in order:

a) to inform the Thai & Vietnamese outbound travel agents about Greece as tourism destination and the various nice travel products they could sell for different travelers’ segments

b) to inform the Greek travel industry about the potential of the outbound travel from Thailand & Vietnam, as well as the characteristics of Thai & Vietnamese consumers and their behavior as travelers.

Officials

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Pericles Boutos

 

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John Fotiadis

 

raptakis
Ioannis Raptakis

 

Experts

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Anthony Tan

 

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Tran Dinh