Travel and Tourism Committee
The Travel and Tourism Committee (TTC) promotes the travel and tourism markets of Thailand and the U.S. by facilitating communication and developing business between Thailand’s private and public sector and within the AMCHAM community of businesses. The Travel and Tourism Committee (TTC) discusses travel trends and issues within and affecting the airline, hotel, tour companies, convention, exhibition, business travel and the tourism industries. Our goal is to enhance Thailand’s overall tourist and travel experience by helping it to maintain a competitive advantage relative to neighboring alternative destinations in S.E. Asia.
After a promising start to 2011, the flooding had a significant negative impact during the fourth quarter to both leisure and corporate travelers. Learning from the disruptive events of the past three years, the tourism industry should be well experienced to recover from this new set of circumstances.
The TTC had another active year with numerous events both here and in Phuket led by Bill Barnett the Phuket Chapter committee leader. The TTC helped to organize eight wide-ranging events during the year that included one joint committee meetings with the Business Economics Committee and two chamber monthly luncheons. Notable speakers included TAT Deputy Governor Juthaporn Rerngronasa, Thai AirAia CEO Tassapon Bijleveld and United Airlines VP for AP James Mueller.
The TTC has continued to work closely and foster strong relationships with the leading tourism organizations of Thailand namely the TAT, TCEB and TICA.
Charles Blocker, Zinc InVision
Francis Zimmerman, Anantara Bangkok Sathorn
Email: Travel and Tourism Committee
Committee Coordinator: Khun Sheree