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21 September 2015

GTA launches social media campaign to drive travel to Thailand after explosion

Major campaign launches to maintain Thailand’s tourism popularity following Bangkok explosion which caused a fall in visitor numbers. As well as special offers at 32 hotels in Bangkok and Phuket, GTA gives away 10,000 free, limited edition #ThailandStrongerTogether t-shirts and encourages travellers to upload photos and inspiring captions to Instagram. Responsible for bringing more than 1.2 million tourists to Thailand last year, GTA reminds travellers of their power to support local communities and jobs by continuing to visit.

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17 September 2015

GTA welcomes winning film-makers to Singapore

Ten travel agents from Asia-Pacific countries have won a five-day trip to Singapore with GTA. During their trip they will create promotional videos based on the ‘Hidden Gems’ of the destination. During GTA's Hidden Gems competition, more than 100 video entries were received suggesting attractions like Singapore Botanic Gardens and areas such as Kampong Glam and delicacies like Kaya Toast.

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15 September 2015

GTA helps South Korea with tourism recovery after MERS

GTA supports South Korea mega-fam and recovery from tourism impact of MERS as a number of its travel agent clients from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Taiwan and Thailand attend. The mega-fam will produce a force of 420 travel professionals who understand that South Korea is open for business. GTA is already running a ‘Korea Grand Sale’ with 50% off selected hotels to encourage travel.

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12 August 2015

GTA encourages travel trade to showcase the hidden gems of ‘My Singapore’

GTA is asking agents to create a video to promote the lesser known appeals of Singapore. The ten best will win a five-day trip to Singapore and tickets to the Formula 1 Grand Prix. A further 10 videos with the most online ‘likes’ will win 38mm Apple Watches, while GTA's strategic partnerships with hotels will also see the campaign promoted direct to travellers online and in social media.

GTA encourages travel trade to showcase the hidden gems of ‘My Singapore’ (228.13 KB)
24 July 2015

Reservations Appreciation Week recognises the heart of hospitality

GTA staff visit 650 hotels in 32 major destinations across APMEA (27-31 July 2015) as its first Reservations Appreciation Week thanks front-line reservations teams, who are the heart of hospitality and ensure a seamless experience for travellers. The week acknowledges high standards of co-operation and support, as well as the world-class welcome and great service they guarantee travellers who have been booked through GTA.

GTA's Reservations Appreciation Week recognises the heart of hospitality (97.45 KB)