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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.
84 Perspectives of Thailand in Women's Eyes - Part II
The south Thailand trip of the mega familiarization project to venerate Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand and to honor her vision took participants to the Coastal Fisheries Research Center and Mangrove Forest Study Center with the hands-on mangrove planting and Outer Shell Crab release activities. Getting hands dirty can sometimes be fun and worth the cause.
They visited a homestay village, learned about rubber, rice, coconut and even lobster cultivation, tried batik painting and the must-do Thai cuisine briefing, cooking and tasting.
The Northeast or Isan trip featured sericulture which is Her Majesty's favorite subject which she employed to help many households generate sustainable income and at the same time conserve indigenous culture and way of life. Another fabric of fame is cotton used for indigo dyeing and styling. The visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site at Ban Chiang showed participants the unearthed pottery in ancient spiral designs, discovered by the son of the US Ambassador who visited the area in 1966.
Both south and northeast Thailand trips featured meals and special functions with deep cultural elements and folk entertainment which truly represent the locations in a most genuine fashion.
Attractive and creative photographs and video clips uploaded by the 84 writers, bloggers, and photographers from 32 countries can be viewed on Instagram with the caption #84perspectivesofthailand and YouTube, among other social media.
Thailand offers a plethora of experiential activities and attractions of our deep-rooted culture which are always of interest to women and men alike. Incentive travel and special interest programs can certainly feature some of the unique indigenous attractions on visits to Thailand that will be fondly remembered for a long time.
84 Perspectives of Thailand in Women's Eyes - Part I
2016 is a special year for Thailand as it marks the 84th anniversary of HM Queen Sirikit.
4 tailor-designed trips were operated by CDM to the main regions of the Thai Kingdom, participated by 84 writers, bloggers and photographers from 32 countries. Loads of attractive photos were posted on instagram #84perspectivesofthailand and other media.
Highlights of the northern trip, Chiang Mai and Lampang, were visits to Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden with 1,000 hectares of combined landscaped and natural vegetation, a first botanical park of international standard in Thailand, the centre of flora for study, research and recreation for the public; many Lanna temples; craft villages and royal-initiated projects which are sustainability champions in their own right, transforming opium cultivation to other harmless but profitable and sustainable farming initiatives.
Modes of transportation experienced were biking, horse drawn carriage, song taew - a converted pick-up truck and Formula Hmong - a thrilling downhill race on a wooden cart normally celebrated on the 4th festive day of the new year.
Members of the press who participated in the Central Thailand trip experienced traditional arts and crafts by craftsfolks in Phetchaburi and Hua Hin at Hua Hin Artist Village and a weaving centre.
They also learned about sustainability projects such as an ecosystem learning centre, agro tourism site at a rehabilitated forest, and a special visit to a Sea Salt Spa facility.
Both trips featured meals and special functions with deep cultural elements and folk entertainment which truly represent the locations in a most genuine fashion.
Thailand offers a plethora of experiential activities and attractions which are always of interest to women and men alike. Incentive travel and special interest programs can certainly feature some of the unique indigenous attractions on visits to Thailand that will be fondly remembered for a long time.