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

TTM turns into money-maker

July 17, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 17 July 2017: Thailand’s national travel show TTM+ generated business transactions valued at an estimated THB1.4 billion according to a survey by the Tourist Authority of Thailand.

In its post-show assessment  TAT said the show attracted a record turnout of international buyers.

Thailand’s main travel trade show, the Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+) was held in Chiang Mai for the second year in a row, 14 to 17 June. Read more

Centara wins recognition in China market

June 30, 2017 by  
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From Left: General Thanasak Patimaprakorn, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Thailand and Robert Maurer-Loeffler, General Manager of Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld.

BANGKOK, 29 June 2017: The 2017 People’s Choice Awards based on a Tourism Authority of Thailand poll saw Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World voted “Best City Hotel”.

Completed mid June, the poll reflected the growing importance of Chinese visitors as arrivals are expected to exceed 9 million this year.

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s largest hotel operator has a portfolio of 66 deluxe and first-class properties including 43 in Thailand and another 23 located in prominent international destinations. Read more

Grand Sale goes digital

June 29, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 29 June 2017: For the first time, the annual Visa Thailand Grand Sale goes digital as the flagship inbound programme gets a mobile-first revamp.

Visa Thailand Grand Sale 2017 was officially launched earlier this month by Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Visa country manager, Thailand Suripong Tantiyanon and Tourism Authority of Thailand deputy governor for tourism products and business Noppadon Pakprot.

However details of the new digital features were released, Wednesday, that opens shopping for the first time to the mobile online experience. Read more

Bangkok’s shrines feature in walkabout

June 2, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 2 June 2017: Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Ratchaprasong Square Trade Association (RSTA) are jointly promoting  new walking tours in Bangkok’s Ratchaprasong shopping district.

The first in the series is the Ratchaprasong Shrine and Culture Walk, which encourages people to discover eight  Hindu shrines.

TAT executive director of events Department Thapanee Kiatphaibool said: “The Ratchaprasong Shrine and Culture Walk will encourage tourists to discover local experiences… These walks show that even in the most modern areas of Bangkok, there is something for everyone from shoppers to seeking the more spiritual side of the city.” Read more

ATTA promotions focus on Europe

May 26, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 26 May 2017: Association of Thai Travel Agents plans to organise roadshows and participate in more international trade fairs to boost tour bookints from European markets.

ATTA vice president, Mingkwan Metmowlee, revealed the marketing strategy plan for the European market at the association monthly meeting last Wednesday.

“The association will organise roadshow to Europe to open opportunities in new markets with visits to Prague in Poland, Budapest in Hungry 12 to 15 September this year.” Read more

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