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World-Class Event Wins Award
At the recent Annual General Meeting of AFECA - Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations of which AFECA Awards is one of the main features, the First Place of Outstanding Congress/Convention was awarded to WTTC Global Summit 2017.
World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit is the travel industry's most important event attended by top executives of the industry from government, destination marketing, travel management, airlines, hospitality organizations, media and other stakeholder groups. They convene annually to discuss and evaluate major issues of the travel industry and collaboratively move forward matters of significance and sustainable strategy for the benefit of the industry as well as travelers as a whole. Attendance is by invitation only. The Global Summit 2017 took place in Bangkok, Thailand during April 26-27 at the Bangkok Convention Center at CentralWorld.
CDM is honored to represent World Travel and Tourism Council to receive the prestigious award during the AFECA AGM and Awards event in Goyang, Korea.
Having received the First Place recognition is testimony of the significance of the Summit and the event's contribution to the travel industry.
CDM is privileged to have been involved in the organization and management of WTTC Global Summit 2017 as the Professional Congress Organizer with the task of being the main point of contact of all concerned parties. Services provided include pre-event planning, sponsorship coordination, onsite operations and logistics, exhibition, venue decoration, visibility, simultaneous interpretation, spouse programs, printed materials, etc.
Sincere appreciation is accorded to supplier partners for teaming up to make it one of the most well organized summits, WTTC and Tourism Authority of Thailand for the confidence in appointing us as PCO, and the 1,000+ delegates who convened, as testimony that a world class event can be successfully delivered in Bangkok.
Open to the New Shades of Thailand
Don't just visit Thailand - really get into Thailand! The many shades of Thailand represent the countless enriching experiences that Thailand has to offer visitors from around the world.
The new campaign Open to the New Shades of Thailand was launched recently, and CDM received an appointment to operate familiarization trips to Northeast and South Thailand's lesser known destinations for international travel bloggers.
The trips started in Bangkok with freshening visits of attractions, not-to-miss and less visited, and creative culinary experiences.
The Isan or northeast trip kicked off in Khon Kaen by experiencing Mekin Organic Farm followed by rice planting activity, then observing demonstration of 'Sia-Kror' - a traditional merit-making ceremony held during Songkran or the Thai New Year. The hands-on Spider Flag Workshop was also activity much enjoyed.
In Roi Et, the indigenous Skylab transported guests around town for visits and tasty local meals. Next destination was Ubon Ratchathani with Sam Phan Bok, a geopark-like collection of some 3,000 large rock holes in the middle of the mighty Mekhong River and Pha Taem National Park prehistoric cave paintings dating back 3,000-4,000 years, along the cliffs, another impressive ancient heritage site.
The south Thailand program concept was Nature and Beach and began in Ranong with an orientation of the charming city's heritage followed by an exclusive dinner cruise along the historic route traveled by King Rama V on his sojourn to Malaysia in 1890.
The next morning featured rafting and a session at a natural hot springs facility.
A scenic spot is Phu Khao Ya, a completely treeless rolling hill covered by a thick blanket of grass, a must see sight of Ranong.
Chumphon on the eastern coastline offers scenic beaches and islands with coral reefs where whale sharks are occasionally spotted. It is where the memorial Shrine of Prince Chumphon is situated. The prince, the Father of Thai Navy, is highly revered by Thai people especially the navy, fishermen and those associated with the sea.
The 77 provinces of Thailand are enriched with indigenous culture and heritage waiting to be discovered, and as the current trend is to experience destinations in ways that will create long last memories and the sentiment of true discovery, very many secondary destinations offer such unique experiences, for sophisticated travelers and incentive programs alike.
Contact CDM for touching an unforgettable trips to remember long after.
The Top Tourism Industry Event
CDM was most honored to have received appointment as PCO for World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit 2017. The summit took place in late April in Bangkok with an over-target participation of 1,100 top executives of the travel and tourism industry from across the globe. The convention hall of the Bangkok Convention Centre was fitted with an arena seating modification to ensure that every seat had a clear view of the stage. Plenary and panel sessions throughout the 2 days covered pertinent issues of the industry shared, debated and absorbed by the C Level delegates in attendance. 2017 being International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the summit's theme was "Transforming our World". For the ever-important Tourism Care program, delegates visited Bang Krachao, an island formed by the bend of the Chao Phraya River and a canal west of Bangkok, and participated in mangrove planting. Often called The Green Lungs of Bangkok, the eco-tourism space named "best urban oasis" by Time In its Best of Asia series.
Video recordings of the sessions of the summit can be viewed at https://www.wttc.org/summits/the-global-summit-2017/
CDM is proud to service the industry's most prestigious event which is testimonial that Thailand delivers top level events with stellar results, possible with a professional PCO/DMC.
Take to The Roads in Thailand II
Recently Thailand was part of another multi-country vintage and classic car really. The 3-country Spice Road Classic 2016 drove through Cambodia from Sihanoukville into Thailand via Surin and had 9 days in Thailand until crossing into Myanmar at Mae Sai border in Chiang Rai for 11 days in Myanmar, the final portion of the 24-day rally.
Highlights in Thailand were participating in Loy Krathong or the Floating Festival of Lights, the visit of Sukhothai Historical Park, one of Thailand's UNESCO World Heritage sites, the drive along the Myanmar/Thailand border, negotiating the 1,864 curves from Maehongson to Chiang Mai, the rest stop at the exquisite Dhara Dhevi in Chiang Mai and the vast Singha Park in Chiang Rai.
Thailand and CLMV countries provide great options for memorable road trips with less discovered sights during off-the-beaten routes on fine roads and highways, charming cultural encounters, tasty indigenous cuisines and too many more reasons not to truly enjoy, again and again.
Contact CDM for unforgettable visits of Thailand and neighboring CLMV.