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Published on Tuesday, July 27, 2021

TAT hosts Thailand Virtual Marketplace Americas

The Tourism Authority of Thailand's Los Angeles office is hosting its 4th Annual Virtual Marketplace - The Americas Chapter from today.

The two-day event connects travel professionals with a host of Thai tourism attractions and suppliers.

Open to buyers from the US, Canada and Latin America, this year's event has attracted 700 travel professionals and dozens of suppliers.

"As Thailand reopens its borders for quarantine-free travel under a phased program, the Virtual Marketplace will serve an essential role in educating the industry on the reopening scheme as well as the latest product offerings," said Siriwan Seeharach, Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand's Los Angeles Office.

"We are thrilled that interest from the travel industry has been so strong and look forward to the opportunity to empower suppliers and buyers to forge new partnerships a."

Attendees can participate in informational sessions, seminars themed on wellness and romance, virtual happy hours and even a selfie room.

While individual appointments with suppliers have reached capacity, attendees can chat one-on-one live with representatives from airlines, hotels, tour operators and visitor attractions.

Participating suppliers include Bangkok Airways, EVA Air, Qatar Airways, Japan Airlines, Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River, the Peninsula Bangkok, Banyan Tree Hotels, Abercrombie & Kent, The Siam, Blue Voyage and more.

Attendees have the chance to win a grand prize trip to Thailand for two, with the winner to be announced at the closing event. A

New this year, the Virtual Marketplace will also be available as a fully functional mobile app for both IOS and Android, under "Thailand Virtual Event."

Thailand has reopened for fully vaccinated international travelers without quarantine requirements starting with Phuket, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao.

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