Back From an Action Packed TTM + 2013
June 2013
Wide Discovery would like to thank all our old and new friends that attended the Thailand Travel Mart Plus 2013 last week at IMPACT Exhibition Hall in Bangkok.

The TAT hailed this year's event as the biggest yet with more than 800 delegates attending and a total of 422 booths, and it was great to meet with many of you and learn more about your latest marketing and booking requirements as .we head towards AEC integration in 2015

We are pleased to report a very good response at the the Wide Discovery booth. As the only Phuket-based independent Software as a Service (SaaS) provider for the hospitality industry, we were inundated with requests for the latest internet market solutions and online upgrades as we continue to experience unprecedented growth in the local and regional travel market.

In case you weren't at the TTM + 2013 to see our latest products in action, since last year, we've added a few .more products to help hoteliers generate more income opportunities for their properties.

Wide Discovery's one-stop channel management solution by RateGain proved popular by demand as hoteliers looked for time-saving solutions. We are also happy to be providing more of you with our web development and booking engine packages to help you gain more independence from the high commissions demanded by the large OTAs.

More than 800 delegates arrived from around the region to network with the 420 hospitality related organizations participating at Thailand’s largest business-to-business event, which is organized annually by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

The TAT reported a 16 per cent jump in international arrivals to Thailand last year to reach a record-breaking 22.3 million travellers, according to Deputy Governor in charge of Europe and the Americas, Juttaporn Rerngronasa.

As a service provider or the hospitality industry, we have seen a significant increase in hoteliers seeking to improve their position in the global market by upgrading their online end-user experience and reach out to more independent travellers and encourage them to book directly on line.

The TAT aims to attract a total of 24.1 million international visitors this year, predicting tourism revenue of up to US$ 37 billion while focusing on quality rather than quantity with more effective marketing campaigns targeting upper class, high-spending travellers. “Book Now” button was also a hit with our customers seeking to gain more exposure through social media.

We're looking forward to seeing you at TTM 2014. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us to find out more about our unique internet marketing products and services for the hospitality industry and welcome any invitations to discuss possible partnerships.