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Published on : Monday, January 11, 2016
“Community-based Tourism as a Global Trend” is the theme of a high-level forum to be organised by the TAT Academy at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre on 16 January, 2016.The day-long forum is the first major public activity organised by the TAT Academy since its formal establishment by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in September 2015.
Designed to be in line with the national government priority of promoting “Stability, Prosperity, and Sustainability”, the forum will feature a number of foreign and local tourism experts who will present ideas and strategies to help the Thai tourism industry prepare for the new era of emphasising quality over quantity.
It will be conducted in Thai and English, with simultaneous translation. TAT is encouraging participation by representatives of the public sector, state enterprises, private sector, universities and NGOs as well as the general public. The participation fee is 1,200 Baht per person.
After the welcome remarks by Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the forum will be opened by H.E. General Thanasak Patimaprakorn, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand.
Two special keynote addresses will be delivered by Mr. Robert Basiuk, Managing Director, Borneo Adventure, Sarawak, Malaysia, and Mr. Peter Richards, Sustainable and Community Based Tourism Expert, Thailand Community Based Tourism Institute (CBT-I).Also, H.E. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports will deliver the keynote speech under the topic “Community-based tourism in Thailand”.