Designed to fit in with the ‘Year of Sustainable Tourism Development’ proclaimed by the UN World Tourism Organization for 2017, Thailand recently unveiled its ‘Unique Thai Local Experiences” campaign at WTM.
H.E. Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, minister of Tourism and Sports, said: “We are here at WTM 2016; this means life goes on in Thailand with the strong intention to follow in the King’s footsteps. Now it is Thailand’s sharing period. We would like to thank our friends from all over the world for standing by us during this period of time. All events, festivals and sports tournaments and cultural traditions, will be going ahead as scheduled though a sense of respect and appropriateness will be maintained, as well as to ensure safety and security for tourists coming to the Kingdom.”
The Ministry of Tourism and Sports has planned to turn Thailand into a sporting hub by promoting and supporting regional and international sporting events and tournaments. Also in 2017, the Tourism Authority aims to offer valued experiences to travellers coming to the Kingdom by focusing on ‘Unique Thai Local Experiences’.
Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor said, “Promoting the local experience will not only benefit visitors, but also the local people as well as travel agents. We strongly believe that each local community of Thailand can deliver distinctive, genuine, unique hospitality and Thai culture with new exciting experiences to tourists. Also, this will create new and unique quality products for travel agents to offer to their customers.”