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

TTM+2017 seminar

May 23, 2017 by  
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CHIANG MAI, 23 May 2017: Tourism Authority of Thailand is arranging a one-day tourism seminar, to be held concurrently with the Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2017 which will take place from 14 to 16 June in Chiang Mai.

The forum, scheduled for 16 June, is being organised to strengthen the competitiveness of the Thai tourism industry.

TAT governor, Yuthasak Supasorn, said: “This seminar forms part of the TAT Academy’s mission to help enhance Thai tourism personnel and market competitiveness as well as to attract a new workforce for this growing industry. Sessions are carefully planned to ensure useful learning and knowledge sharing opportunities from senior tourism officials and experienced hospitality professionals. At the end of this one-day event, we hope participants will learn new perspectives in the field of tourism and travel in the digital era within the Royal Thai Government’s Thailand 4.0 smart-economy framework.” Read more

TAT promotes festivals

May 12, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 12 May 2017: Tourism Authority of Thailand gives the heads up on popular festivals that will attract local and international tourists.

The government agency’s advance list of festivals will encourage visitors to extend their stay and enjoy the country’s way of life during June to July this year. Read more

Gala to fund scholarships

May 11, 2017 by  
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PHUKET, 11 May 2017: Tourism Authority of Thailand has confirmed  support for the upcoming PHAB charity gala event, 13 May, organised by the Phuket Hotels Association to raise money to fund 20 hospitality scholarships and traineeships for talented young residents of the island.

Senior tourism officials will open the event, with other VIPs expected to join as the tourism industry gets together to support the future of the industry through investment in its potential human resources.

PHAB has quickly become a catalyst for unity in the Phuket hospitality sector – a rallying call for the trade to focus on re-investment into the island. Read more

Michelin Bangkok launches this December

April 25, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 25 April 2017: Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports says the first Michelin Guide Bangkok, due to be published in December, will help to boost the country’s food tourism, while adding value to Thai restaurants that are awarded Michelin stars.

Tourism Authority of Thailand entered  into a partnership with Michelin Travel Partner, last week, to publish a Bangkok edition of the prestigious Michelin Guide.

Tourism and Sports Minister, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, said the launch would allow local people and tourists to experience the delicious taste of Thai food in many settings.  Read more

More buyers sign up for TTM

April 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 20 April 2017: The Thailand Travel Mart 2017 Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+ 2017) is on track to achieve a record turnout of buyers by the time it opens 14 June in Chiang Mai.

The trade show will be hosted, 14 to 16 June, in the Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre (CMECC), a brand new facility designed to drive events business to the northern Thailand city.

Due to be hosted for the second time in a row in the northern capital of Thailand, the show has already attracted 480 international buyers registered from 64 countries and 354 sellers from Thailand and the GMS countries. Read more

Thailand’s Songkran festivities

April 5, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 5 April 2017: The Tourism Authority of Thailand announced, Tuesday, details of the 2017’s Songkran celebrations and special activities for the festive holiday.

Songkran 2017 will get off to a colourful start in Bangkok with a Songkran Splendours: Amazing Songkran 2017 which will take place from 8 to 13 April at Benjasiri Park, from 1600 to 2000 (on 13 April only will start at 1200 to 2000). This will show off different elements of Thailand’s New Year celebrations taking place nationwide and will act as a taster for people who want to travel up-country to celebrate.

Songkran Splendours: Amazing Songkran 2017 will kick off with an Amazing Songkran Joyful Procession on 8 April. This procession, from 1730 to 2030 will head down Sukhumvit Road, starting from the Phrom Phong Junction and will finish at Pathum Wan Intersection. Read more

Thailand’s Q1 tourism looks bright

March 31, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 31 March 2017: Thailand estimates revenue from its booming tourism industry increased by 4% during the past six months.

Quoting figures based on data covering October 2016 through to 27 March, this year, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports claimed tourism generated THB1.33 trillion in revenue.

Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul told a briefing, earlier this week, that foreign tourists generated revenue of THB860 billion with the balance earned from domestic tourism. Read more

TAT hosts Amazing Fight competition

February 24, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 24 February 2017: Tourism Authority of Thailand will host the “Amazing Fight” event, for visitors interested in Muay Thai.

Participants will get an opportunity to train with Buakaw Banchamek, one of Thailand’s most famous Muay Thai fighters and participate in a competition to win holiday prizes.

The “Amazing Fight” Event focuses on travel to four regions to learn more about traditional Muay Thai and even a chance to step in the ring for a sparring session with a celebrity fighter. Read more

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