TAT marks key events for Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018

The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) will launch the Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018 on November 1, which will highlight a calendar of international events and cultural elements that enhance the appeal of the country’s tourism.
The Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018 promotion will focus on seven distinct categories, including sports tourism, gastronomy tourism, maritime tourism, wedding and honeymoon tourism, medical and wellness tourism, community-based tourism and leisure destinations.
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Phuket Launches “Hearts With Hands, Keep Phuket Clean”

The Phuket Hotels Association is encouraging locals and tourists to support a Hearts with Hands, Keep Phuket Clean beach clean up event on the morning of Saturday 16th September 2017
The Phuket Hotels Association’s Environmental & Sustainability Working Group launched the island wide initiative in support of the International Coastal Clean Up Campaign which will see millions of volunteers across the globe unite to fight ocean pollution.
The Phuket event is fully supported by the …
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TripAdvisor unveils Thailand inbound study findings

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site from reviews to bookings, revealed top inbound countries interested in Thailand, as well as the most searched destinations in the country, and interesting international travel behaviour.
According to recent TripAdvisor inbound travel data for Thailand, China continues to lead the way with the highest percentage increase in search traffic1, with a year-on-year increase of 30%, outpacing the overall international average of 4%. India and Indonesia followed …
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Direct flights from Phuket to India from GoAir.

India budget carrier GoAir is launching its overseas operations with flights from Mumbai to Male in the Maldives as well as Phuket. The airline, owned by the Wadia Group, has been waiting for the delivery of its new generation Airbus 320 Neo planes before starting the overseas legs.
GoAir says it will start flights to Phuket in October. It’s the fifth largest airline in India and the GoAir flights will be the first …
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Red Turtles and Hungry Ghosts to invade Phuket

Tired of spending all day on the beach? Visit this fascinating and slightly macabre festival which takes place across the island of Phuket during August and September.
The Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival, held at Chinese shrines and temples all over Phuket from August 22 – September 19, 2017 is an important annual merit-making event for the local Chinese. Special food dishes, flowers and candle offerings are placed on altars to “feed the ghosts”, …
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Gastronomy on the menu as Thailand sets out tourism plan

Thailand will focus on niche sectors, including gastronomy, as part of its latest tourism development plan.
Unveiled by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the 2018 marketing plan is aiming to promote the sustainable development of Thailand’s tourism industry. The plan will cover the 2018 financial year, which commences in October 2017, and includes both international and domestic tourism.
“TAT will use tourism to promote sustainable development with the community as the ultimate …
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Thailand’s 2018 tourism forecast – Baht 3.1 trillion (US$ 9.1b) in revenue

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) forecasts revenue of 3.1 trillion baht in tourism revenue in 2018 by attracting tourists from second-tier Chinese and European cities and focusing on tourist quality, says governor Yuthasak Supasorn.
The industry has remained sluggish during the last two quarters, but the plans are expected to lay the groundwork for continued growth in 2017 and 2018, Mr Yuthasak said. “Moving forward, the TAT will draw focus on increasing …
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Thailand eyes 15% jump in tourism revenues

Thailand expects to experience a sharp rise in its tourism revenues next year, as its drive to attract more “quality tourists” pays dividends.
Visitor arrivals to the kingdom have been sluggish in recent months, as the Thai government clamps down on so-called “zero baht tourists”. But the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) says it is confident of achieving a significant rise in tourism revenues in 2018.
“Moving forward, the TAT will draw focus …
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