2009 – Issues 11 – 15
In this issue, Tourism Authority of Thailand outlines its campaign trail, focusing the big bucks on domestic travel and international media advertising to rebuild consumer confidence in the country.
This week’s edition highlights Pata’s annual general meeting, held in Macau, where decisions were made to restructure the association’s board.
Promises were made to engage members and chapters to rebuild commercial networking using the latest technology.
Breaking with tradition and a “closed-shop” mentality, Pata opened all of its board meetings to the media and ordinary members to observe.
VOL 32: ISSUE 13: 22 – 28 Apr 2009
This week we focus on the Pata Annual General Meeting and the changes taking place to restructure the association. A new CEO sets out his stall and outlines the challenges starting with balancing the books and establishing transparency.
This digital version can also be downloaded in PDF format for readers who prefer to save the edition and read it later.
VOL 32: ISSUE 12: 8 – 14 Apr 2009
Travel agents visit Malaysia to catch the Colours of Malaysia festival that runs until the end of the year. Page 2
Krabi in southern Thailand gains five development projects to improve its chances in eco-tourism. Page 3
Finally, a Thai hotelier tries his hand at starting a booking hub for small players. Page 11.
VOL 32: ISSUE 11: 1 – 7 Apr 2009
Our monthly Breakaway Holiday competition features on Page 11, offering a two- night stay at Sukhothai Heritage Resort. The quiz requires participants to tick off the correct answers by visiting our website www.ttrweekly.com. Winners announced 30 April.
A hobby collecting Thai toys turned into a serious pursuit that prompted a resident of Ayutthaya to open his own toy museum, See our A to Z Travel products on Page 9