Mar 16

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is to strengthen its partnership with the Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited (AOT) and Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) to enhance the impact of the strategic marketing to promote Thailand as a “Quality Leisure Destination through Thainess.”

Above. thai-and-tatH.E. Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports (3rd left), H.E. Mrs. Nongnuth Phetcharatana, Ambassador of Thailand to Germany (4th right), Mr. Kalin Sarasin, Chairman of the TAT Board of Directors (3rd right), Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor (2nd left), Mr. Nitinai Sirismatthakarn, President of Airports of Thailand (left), Mr. Charumporn Jotikasthira, President of Thai Airways International (2nd right), Mr. Andre Chmilewski, ID Reisewelt, German Speaker (right).

The delegation for the Thailand Networking Lunch organised at the ITB Berlin 2016, was led by H.E. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports, together with the heads of three organisations, Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of TAT; Mr. Nitinai Sirismatthakarn, President of AOT, and Mr. Charamporn Jotikasthira, President of THAI.

The Networking Lunch, attended by 150 senior executives and representatives of the German and European travel trade and media as well as related Thai officials and private sector representatives, is one of the primary events organised at the ITB Berlin by the Thai contingent to outline new plans and strategies and network with buyers and operators.

H.E. Kobkarn said, “With the full support from the government and the integration in working among the public and private sectors, including the local authorities and communities, Thailand ended the year 2015 with great success. The Thai tourism industry hit the highest record in our history both in terms of revenue and number of tourist arrivals. Thailand received tourism revenue of 35.2 billion Euros from the international market with growth of 23% over 2014 and visitor arrivals totalling 29.8 million, up 20% over 2014.”

Mr. Yuthasak, Governor of TAT said, “Tourism does not consist of separate entities, but is a cooperation of key related organisations with the same goal. Thus, this cooperation among our three organisations will help strengthen the positioning of Thailand as a Quality Leisure Destination.

Mr. Nitinai, President of AOT said, “The upgraded capacity and readiness of the airports aim to better accommodate tourists with an impressive welcome to the country.

Mr. Charamporn, President of THAI said, “THAI aims to bring the world to Thailand and ASEAN with routing and network expansion, together with the expanding partners and alliances to draw visitors from Europe and the USA to Thailand.”

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Harold Stephens,

THAI Travel Correspondent Since 1965

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