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

Thai AirAsia flies tourism colours

February 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Thailand

KHON KAEN, 7 February 2017: Thai AirAsia unveiled its latest promotion with one of its aircraft painted with a Thailand’s tourism theme ‘Thai Culture… Let’s Make A Journey’.

The aircraft livery design was a winner in the recent Paint the Sky competition.

The plane has already flown both domestic and international routes, sporting the attractive livery and has garnered praise for its creativity and spot on depiction of Thailand’s tourism attributes. Read more

Events cancelled or rescheduled

October 17, 2016 by  
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BANGKOK, 17 October 2016: Tourism Authority of Thailand updated schedules for events and festivals, identifying those that have been cancelled or postponed.

Grand Palace and The Temple of the Emerald Buddha has closed until 20 October.

Wat Pho, Wat Arun and National Museum Bangkok open as usual. Read more

TAT appoints deputy governors

October 7, 2016 by  
Filed under News, People, Thailand, Trade Talk

BANGKOK, 7 October 2016: Three new deputy governors at the Tourism Authority of Thailand assumed their posts, 1 October, replacing three veteran deputy governors who retired effective 30 September.

The state organisation has a mandatory retirement age of 60.

Tanes Petsuwan, who was executive director for Europe, Africa and Middle East Region, was named deputy governor for international marketing (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas). He replaced deputy governor Juthamas Rerngronasa. Read more

Southern resorts promote homestay

September 21, 2016 by  
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PHUKET, 21 September 2016: Tourism Authority of Thailand says homestay tourism will offer tourists an opportunity to experience the local way of life and enjoy genuine Thai hospitality.

TAT Phuket director, Anoma Wongyai, said homestay is one of the top products that can promote a travel experience that touches on local life, traditions and culture.

Homestay tourism is part of the new trend sometimes called slow tourism where the emphasis lies on appreciating natural beauty as well as learning from communities visited. It is about taking time out to learn village skills, or understand a different culture.  Read more

Thailand pushes health care tourism

September 12, 2016 by  
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BANGKOK, 12 September 2016: Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has introduced  health packages to support the country’s medical tourism marketing and sales campaigns.

Called “Visit Thailand Enhance Your Healthy Life”, the project is expected to gain the support of 70 hospitals and clinics certified by JCI international standards.

Wealthy foreign travellers who are in good health, but are hoo Read more

TAT Chiang Rai sources new business

September 8, 2016 by  
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CHIANG RAI, 8 September 2016: New hotels and guesthouses are clamouring for business encouraged by news that more airlines will serve this destination in far north Thailand.

But Tourism Authority of Thailand Chiang Rai office director, Lerdchai Wangtrakoondee, cautions the province needs to stay true to sustainable tourism principles.

“Of course, there is the temptation to develop tourism as fast as possible, there are economic incentives for that,” he told TTR Weekly in an interview Wednesday. Read more

Tourism heads for record says TAT boss

September 2, 2016 by  
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BANGKOK, 2 September 2016: Tourism Authority of Thailand is confident that the country tourism revenue will reach a new record of THB2.58 trillion by the end of this year exceeding the earlier target of THB2.41 trillion.

Initially, TAT forecast tourism revenue for 2016 at THB2.41 trillion with THB1.56 trillion earned from international tourism and THB850 billion from the domestic market.

All the figures are estimates, based mainly on random exit surveys at airports that ask a visitor how much they spent while in the country.  Credit card spend could also be taken into account. Read more

TAT promises care and share prizes

August 26, 2016 by  
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BANGKOK, 26 August 2016: Tourism Authority of Thailand invites travellers, worldwide, to join a ‘You Care You Share’ Health and Wellness campaign in Thailand loaded with lucky prizes.

The campaign offers a chance to win health and wellness services in Thailand worth over THB500,000.

The “Health and Wellness in Thailand” Project invites travellers to participate in the campaign, You Care You Share by sharing a TAT video. Read more

Road link in Laos will benefit Nan

August 25, 2016 by  
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NAN, 25 August 2016: Tourism opportunities in Nan, a northern province in Thailand, will be more focused once a 114-km highway in Laos from Hongsa to Chiang Man is completed in 2018.

Construction of highway 4B from Hongsa to Ban Chiang Man (Chom Phet, Luang Prabang sub-district) in Lao PDR, is a project undertaken by the Neighbouring Countries Economic Development Cooperation Agency (NEDA).

NEDA provided technical assistance to carry out the feasibility study and preliminary design and engineering data. Read more

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