Grand launch for visit year

November 17, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 17 November 2017: The Tourism Authority of Thailand kicked off, Thursday, its ambitious “Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018” campaign with a spectacular procession through the heart of Bangkok.

The opening ceremony, held at Siam Discovery Mall, was presided over by General Tanasak Patimapragorn, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand.

The aim of the campaign is to support sustainable, quality tourism in line with the government’s sufficiency economy philosophy. Read more

Amour to bring romance to Bangkok

October 12, 2017 by  
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SINGAPORE, 12 October, 2017: Worldwide Events, a leading B2B trade show organiser will partner with Tourism Authority of Thailand to host “Amour Asia Pacific” in Bangkok, 14 to 17 February 2018.

Amour is an invite-only romance travel trade event that brings together the most romantic travel brands and global buyers of romance travel to meet and network.

The specialised show was launched in Venice, earlier this year, and will be rolled out in two new markets – Bangkok, Thailand and Monte Carlo, Monaco in early 2018. Read more

TAT issues Royal Cremation advisory

October 10, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 10 October 2017: The Royal Cremation Ceremony for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is scheduled for 25 to 29 October.

Thursday, 26 October, is the Royal Cremation Day, and it has been declared a public holiday in Thailand by the Royal Thai Government to allow people to take part in paying a final tribute to the late King.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has issued the following recommendations to visitors to Thailand during this historic period. Read more

TAT shifts deputies sideways

October 9, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 9 October 2017: Tourism Authority of Thailand reshuffled six deputy governors and reinstated an advisor (grade 10) to an active role, 1 October.

The moves change their areas of responsibility, but without any explanation of why the TAT governor curated the moves.

There was plenty of speculation in the industry including suggestions the governor, who has another two years to go to complete his term wants it leave on a high note, while bolstering his performance score card. Read more

TAT promotes neighbourly travel

September 25, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 25 September, 2017 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand is hosting Bangkok-based media on a five-day fam trip this week to promote Bangkok as a hub to visit Laos, North Thailand and Myanmar.

Nothing new about the concept of two or three- country travel itineraries. Tour operators have been successfully selling Bangkok as a gateway to Laos and Myanmar for decades.

However, while the starting point remains the Bangkok hub of Suvarnabhumi Airport, the difference this time round is an itinerary that misses the capital cities of Myanmar and Laos concentrating on Mandalay in Myanmar, Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second largest city in the north and Luang Prabang in Laos. Read more

Recycling project born on Samet

September 5, 2017 by  
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SAMET ISLAND, Rayong, 5 September 2017:  The Tourism Authority of Thailand officially kicked off the ‘Upcycling the Oceans, Thailand’ project on Monday.

The project was launched at a ceremony held in the Khao Laem Ya Mu Ko Samet Marine National Park off the coast of Rayong province.

Thailand has the distinction of being the first Asian country to join the Upcycling the Oceans clean-up campaign, held as a part of a global initiative by the Ecoalf Foundation to help clean the oceans of debris by engaging the help of local fishermen. Read more

Where are Thailand’s cleanest beaches?

August 28, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 28 August, 2017: Thailand’s Pollution Control Department’s named the country’s top beaches that gained a five star rating in its latest study of nationwide pollution.

The recently completed coastal and marine environment quality evaluation project awarded five-star ratings to 13 beaches around Thailand, the Tourism Authority of Thailand reported Friday.

According to the Pollution Control Department, this year’s beach evaluation was based on an assessment of water quality that included both solid waste and pollution in the sea; plastic and oil pollution and residue; coastal and beach trash management; condition of reefs and national park resources; environmental control, and tourism management. Read more

Bangkok’s bridge and back fun race

August 10, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 10 August 2017: MICE & Communication with VOGUE will organise Bangkok Women’s Run in partnership 3 September here in the Thai capital.

As many as 3,000 female runners could attend based on the organiser’s estimated maximum capacity for the run, which takes places entirely on the Rama 8 Bridge and its approach roads on either side of the river.

The Sunday fun run will start at Rama 8 Bridge and will follow a route certified by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS). Read more

TG opens women only counter

August 9, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 9 August 2017: Recognising women are high-spend travellers in their own right, Thai Airways International launched an initiative to support the Women’s Journey Thailand campaign 2017.

THAI is backing the month-long campaign to emphasis female travel with a special counter decked out in a ‘pink lady’ theme.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand relaunched the campaign following the success of its 2016 campaign that offered special privileges for female travellers.   Read more

TAT outlines marketing plan

July 20, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 20 July 2017: Tourism Authority of Thailand has outlined its marketing plan 2018 to heighten Thailand as a preferred destination.

Speaking at the TAT Action Plan for 2018 meeting on Monday, TAT governor, Yuthasak Supasorn, said TAT’s marketing plan 2018 has been designed to generate revenue and increase visitor arrivals, promote new ideas and follow the development agenda of Thailand 4.0.

Strategies are in line with the 12th National Economic and Social Development Plan and the 2nd National Tourism Development Plan. Read more

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