Tui Chomphusri, our beloved Director, braved her first trip to Europe this March. First, she arrived in Rotterdam in the Netherlands for a marketing training with Center for Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI). The training ran between the 2nd and 7th of March, with an intensive schedule of workshops each day. Tui learned detailed theory and practice to market and develop Andaman Discoveries’ programs.
She then traveled to Berlin, Germany, to attend the International Tourism Bureau (ITB) 2010 Convention. With over 12,000 attendees, the convention is a magnet for tour operators, travel agents, and like-minded organizations. Tui made connections with as many potential business partners as each day would allow. She returned to Kuraburi with fresh ideas, new contacts in the European market, and a big smile.