Thailand to celebrate Chinese New Year by hosting tourism festival

Published on : Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Thailand to celebrate Chinese New YearThailand is all set to host a tourism festival with fascinating attractions in central Bangkok for Chinese New Year 2017, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said.


Visitors can enjoy cuisines and local culture demonstrated in every zone, which will be a warming-up and reference before they choose where to travel in the country.


The festival to be held on Jan. 25 to 29 in Bangkok’s Lumpini Park will showcase unique local experiences and attractions in all parts of the Kingdom. Activities will be organized with 10 zones that highlight Thainess from main regions of the country.


Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of TAT, said that the festival is expected to attract over 650,000 visitors with 90 percent of these visitors predicted to travel in Thailand in 2017. These trips could generate up to 400 million Baht in revenue.


Tourist arrivals to Thailand rose 8.9 percent to 32.6 million in 2016, generating 1.6 trillion baht in revenue, up 12.6 percent, according to Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul.

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