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Video: 1st Asian Hospitality & Travel Show in Phuket opened at ‘A Hafele’ center

The Asian Hospitality & Travel Show, presented by Phuket International Academy Sports and Leisure Club, is the first Asian exhibition bringing together buyers and sellers of every facet of the Hospitality and Travel industry from all over Asia, right in the heart of Phuket Island, a well-known tourism destination, with the 3 day show being held at the distinctive red ‘Ä Hafele design & furniture center on the Bypass Road, opposite Big C.

All are welcome, not just business professionals but also the public, tourists, residents and families. There is no Entry Fee, No Pre-registration. Parking is available at the centre (underground or next door at SB Centre as well as across the road at Big C (accessible by foot bridge). The show opened this morning with VIPs from TAT and Phuket Tourism Association in attendance, and closes at 9.30pm tonight, with 2 more days this weekend: on Saturday from 11am at 8pm and on Sunday from 11am to 6.30pm.

Phuketindex went along this morning to film the opening and exhibitors, to get a taste of the atmosphere and a short chat with Simon Samaan, one of the main organizers for the show, speaking in English and a little in Thai, encouraging everyone to come visit:

Exhibitors include hotels, travel organizations, media organizations, Trade Associations, events organizers and hospitality suppliers including:

  • Food importers, manufacturers and distributors
  • Beer, Wine and spirits manufacturers, importers and distributors
  • Coffee manufacturers, importers and distributors
  • Other beverages’ manufacturers and distributors
  • Kitchen suppliers
  • Catering equipment
  • Technological solutions (POS equipment and other technological solutions)
  • Spa suppliers
  • Leisure and other fitness product suppliers
  • Sound & Lighting
  • Swimming pools builders and suppliers
  • Security services providers
  • Other Hospitality related product and service suppliers
  • Building and other industrial contractors
  • Project Management companies

As well as exhibitors showcasing their products and services, the show also features professionally coordinated business appointments between buyers and sellers of various products; plus Networking meetings for Hospitality & industry professionals; Seminars from renowned speakers from different areas of the industry; and of more interest to the public some competitions and demonstrations including free samples! eg:

  • Best dish (different cuisines)
  • Ice, vegetables and Fruit carving
  • Coffee making
  • Bartender/dy and cocktail mixing
  • Blind Wine tasting
  • Miss Asian Hospitality & Travel show beauty contest

plus Lucky draws and other prize giveaways including free room nights, dinner and wine vouchers!
plus a Job Club, whereby employers are able to access Resumes and in some case meet face to face with applicants seeking employment in the Hospitality & Travel industries; and more!

See the schedule below:

Friday 1 October 2010 11:00 – Show opened
17:00 Coffee Making contest
13:00-17:00 Wine Tasting contest
19:30 Opening cocktail Party –  hosted by Events Thailand
21:30 – Close
Saturday 2 October 2010 11:00 – Show opens
Start of Business appointments (Hotels vs Travel Agents & MICE)
15:00 Cocktail mixing contest
17:00 Ice carving demonstration
20:00 Close
Networking event: Boat cruise hosted by Jabudays
Sunday 3 October 2010 11:00 Show opens
Business appointments (Continued)
12:00 Best Western dish contest
14:00 Best Thai dish contest
17:30 Miss Asian Hospitality & Travel show contest
18:30 – Close
20:00 – Farewell Party @ JW Marriott


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One Response to “Video: 1st Asian Hospitality & Travel Show in Phuket opened at ‘A Hafele’ center”

  1. Stephen Sheth
    October 5, 2010 at 5:33 am #

    Thank you for a really good post. I found it quite useful and will check your site often.

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