Thailand Tourism Forum (TTF) 2020 -Bangkok Edition

Thailand Tourism Forum (TTF) 2020 -Bangkok Edition

Webinar recording available here.

On June 17, over 1,500 participants joined Thailand’s largest virtual tourism event - the Thailand Tourism Forum (TTF) 2020 -Bangkok Edition. During the current global pandemic, travel, tourism, and hotels have been dramatically impacted.

Bill Barnett, Managing Director, C9 Hotelworks spoke about the pandemic’s impact on the global economy, tourism, loss of jobs, and the need to change the narrative of tourism to move the hotel business forward.

The mid-year update provided a fresh look at the travel outlook for 2020, post-covid, with fresh data on early trends of market reopening, the return of international flights, investment trends, cap rates and shifting values from ground zero, and 2020’s domestic hospitality consumer.

Industry experts discussed the new normal for tourism recovery, such as travel bubbles between countries with zero covid-19 cases, operating under disease control measures, and adaptability during these ever-evolving times. They also presented data on hotel finance and the expected recovery timeline for the travel industry.

Tourism is an important part of Thailand and provides livelihood to millions of people in the country. This special edition of TTF was a much-needed temperature check for the industry.

Presentations are available for download below:

Bill Barnett -‘Bend Don’t Break. Bangkok Here and Now.’

Jesper Palmqvist, STR - By the Numbers. Deep into the Early Trends of Market Reopening.’

Charles Blocker- ‘Return of International Flights – Certifications, Quarantines, Reciprocity.’

David Keen- ‘Bang the Drum. 2020’s Domesticated Hospitality Consumer.’

Eric Levy - "Operators and Lenders... Got the Fever or Chilled?’

Leanne Reddie - 'Doors Wide Open. A Bangkok Hotel Sales and Marketing Re-Starter’

Nihat Can Ercan -"Buy. Sell. Hold. Investment Trends, Cap Rates and Shifting Values from Ground Zero.

Nikhom Jensiriratanakorn- ‘Analyze This. A financial Primer for Bangkok Hotel Owners.’ 

A very special thank you for the event organizers: Rosewood Bangkok, C9Hotelworks, AMCHAM Thailand, Delivering Asia Communications, InterContinental Hotels Group, Horwath HTL, JLL, QUO, and STR.



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