TAT cheers Amazing Year events

November 3, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 3 November 2017: The Tourism Authority of Thailand is launching a calendar of events to support the ‘Amazing Thailand’ Tourism Year 2018, announced earlier by the government.

Officially launched 1 November, TAT will highlight activities linked to sports, food, marine tourism, romance, health and wellness, community-based tourism, eco-tourism, MICE and exhibitions.

TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn, said: “Thailand is naturally blessed with a busy schedule of annual cultural events that appeal to both domestic and international audiences.” Read more

ASEAN sports ministers meet in Myanmar

October 17, 2017 by  
Filed under ASEAN, Myanmar, News

NAY PYI TAW, 17 October 2017: ASEAN Ministers of Sports endorsed a number of new initiatives to advance cooperation in sports in ASEAN, including reviving traditional sports and games.

The ministers also concluded more needed to be achieved to improve the  participation of women in sports, and leveraging sports for development of life skills through youth communities and organisations.

The points were the main conclusions of the 4th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Sports hosted in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, last week. Read more

Sports and travel a perfect match.

September 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Editor's Post, Travel Logs

BANGKOK, 19 September 2017: After 19 years, Malaysia farewells the Formula 1 series later this month, while neighbour Singapore has signed a new contract to keep its famous F1 night race roaring for another five years.

Hosting mega sports events are the Holy Grail for nations keen to create awareness and boost tourism earnings.

Malaysia lowered the curtain on its F1 Grand Prix claiming it was no longer cost effective. Singapore after several rounds of negotiations secured a financial package that should give it bottom-line benefits for the next five year. Read more

Centara hosts 5th World Masters

September 13, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News

HUA HIN, 13 September 2017:  Centara Hotels & Resorts, will again be the main sponsor and host of the Centara World Masters amateur golf tournament in Hua Hin, 10 to 16 June. 2018.

It will mark the fifth year of the tournament, which attracts golfers from over 50 countries.

The 2018 tournament is expected to be bigger and better than ever, as it combines a week of golf at some of Thailand’s best courses with social and entertainment activities in this famous seaside resort town. Read more

Sports to support tourism

August 18, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 18 August 2017: Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports is confident that sports tourism will boom in eastern seaboard provinces to generate added revenue for local communities.

Tourism and Sports Minister, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, said for the first half of this year tourism revenue for the so-called eastern seaboard cluster grew 9.1% generating over THB43,400 million i Chonburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat provinces.

“Local experiences through gastronomy and sports tourism such as the Bang Saen Grand Prix, triathlons, golf tournaments as well as marine tourism, which drew 39 cruises to Laem Chabang Port with 170,000 tourists, are elements to support tourism growth in the first half of this year.” Read more

Sports spice Phuket MICE

August 11, 2017 by  
Filed under Thailand, TRENDING

PHUKET, 11 August 2017: Sporting events are a key catalyst for Phuket’s MICE demand, with the industry valued at THB5.74 billion, C9 Hotelworks says its latest Phuket MICE Market Update released Thursday.

With Thailand being ranked as the top MICE destination among ASEAN countries in 2016, Phuket is one of the major contributors with 202,555 visitors.

Last year, the domestic sector was the key feeder of MICE travellers, which accounted for 70% of total demand on the island. Read more

Thailand focuses on niche markets

June 29, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 29 June 2017: Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports says the country will focus on the developing tourism linked to sports, marine and food.

Welcoming a courtesy visit from members of the US – ASEAN Business Council, last week, Tourism and Sports Minister, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, said collaboration between related departments and authorities would encourage public-private partnerships (PPP) which was the key to growing tourism.

“Currently, the Thai tourism industry no longer focuses on head count, but has shifted its focus to boosting tourism revenue, as last year’s figures showed that tourism revenue constitutes as much as 17.7% of Thailand’s GDP and there is a need to maintain that trend.” Read more

Thailand to host MotoGp

June 19, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 19 June 2017: The Sports Authority of Thailand says Thailand won the right to host the MotoGP, a global motorcycle racing championship, during the season 2018 to 2020.

SAT said on its Facebook page, last week, that MotoGP owners Dorna Sports formally gave it the green light after talks late last week in Florence, Italy.

“The talks took three hours and concluded with Dorna Sports confirming Thailand has now the rights to host the MotoGp race for three years beginning 2018 through to 2020.” Read more

Race for flood hit farmers

June 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Festivals, News

PHATTHALUNG, 8 June 2017: Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports joins hands with Phatthalung province to organise the Thale-Noi Roi Run marathon 23 July in Phatthalung  to promote sports tourism.

The activity is expected to draw around 2,000 participants, who will run along the country’s longest bridge connecting Khuan Khanun district in Phatthalung to Ranot district in Songkhla province.

The campaign is part of a project aimed at developing sports and food tourism, as well as generating income for flood-hit farmers and residents. Read more

Sports and food will draw tourists

June 7, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 7 June 2017 (NNT): Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports believes concentrating on sports and food tourism promotions will ensure Thailand attracts more quality visitors.

She identified sports, health, marine and food tourism as priority markets that have the potential to draw more independent visitors who have strong spending power.

Group tourism from China remains the biggest single source of visitors to Thailand but earnings are low, when compared to the independent travel market. Read more

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