Published on : Thursday, November 2, 2017
Thanasat Patimaprakorn who is the Deputy Prime Minister said that the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Tourism and Sports Ministry and tourism stakeholders has been planning to organize as many as 183 tourism events across the nation from this November onwards to the end of September 2018.
A majority of the events have been created with a determination to promote the indigenous and unique regional activities and traditional stories of this part of the world.
The events would be categorized into 16 segments including gastronomy, sports, water tourism, medical and wellness, Asean connect, green tourism, night tourism, entertainment, MICE as well as community-based tourism.
The ministry has also formed a committee that was particularly with an aim to empower the new tourism campaign and created a tourism calendar along with events placing it on the official website of the tourism campaign of Thailand.
Yesterday the National Committee for Tourism Policy mentioned that it would help improve the quality of local and street foods and also improve the hygiene at the much favored tourist attractions to meet global standards.
Gen Thanasak said that Thailand and Laos would collaborate on cross-border tourism by establishing a brand new route that links Loei province with the Lan Xang region in Laos.
These two nations would help promote and strengthen CBT that is gradually becoming more popular among international travellers.
More CBT activities are being planned for Thailand for the next year including the elephant village visits in Surin province and Hae Hua Toh of the Big Head festival in May in U Thong district, Suphan Buri province.
Gen Thanasak said that the foreign arrivals this year as of 29th October had risen by 6.56% year-on-year to 28.64 million.
The government of Thailand now aims to lure 35 million visitors next year marking a rise from 34 million that was forecast for this year.