Ten Thai provinces nationwide prominently showcased at ITB 2019
The 10 provinces – Chiang Rai, Mae Hong Son, Sukhothai, Nan, Trat, Chanthaburi, Chumphon, Ranong, Trang and Nakhon Si Thammarat – have been chosen because they are a good combination of beach and culture with unique ways of life, gastronomic delights and interesting attractions to cater to discerning European visitors.
They have been selected as part of the TAT’s strategy to better distribute and disseminate visitor arrivals around the country, create jobs, and ensure a more equitable spread of income and economic progress.
Trade visitors to the Thai pavilion were able to find wide-ranging information about these provinces. They were also mentioned by Minister of Tourism and Sports H.E. Weerasak Kowsurat in his speech at the networking lunch to be hosted by TAT for prominent members of the European travel trade and media.
According to Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), “Europe is a very sophisticated source market where we are targetting more repeat travellers and first-time visitors from some of the emerging destinations. These 10 provinces will be perfect destinations for these very specific niche-market customers.”
Here are some brief highlights of each of the 10 provinces:
Chiang Rai: Tham Luang Cave is becoming a major tourist spot. The Cave itself is undergoing renovations to prepare for the expected numbers with completion projected by the end of this year. Tourists can visit the exhibition about the entire mission of the rescue of the “Wild Boars” team of young footballers in June-July 2018. Other interesting tourist attractions include the Pang Ha community where visitors can learn about the Karen ethnic group’s wisdom on how to make natural paper without cutting down any trees.
Mae Hong Son: Known as the “Switzerland of Thailand,” this province straddles the border with Myanmar, not far from Chiang Mai. Mae Hong Son is characterised by nature and cultural integration between the Tai Yai ethnic group and Thai people. It is famous for embroidered woven fabrics from various types of hilltribes. “Mae Hong Son Doister CraftStay” tour focuses on getting visitors to experience the history of the local art and craftwork.
Trang: Located in South Thailand, Trang is known as a “foodie haven” and offers a beach getaway for those who prefer an off-the-beaten track holiday; such as, Ko Muk and Tham Morakot or Emerald Cave. Trang is also recognised as a habitat to the largest group of dugong marine species. At the Ban Nam Rap community, travellers can join in saving the sea cows by planting sea grass, which is the staple food for dugongs.
Ranong: This hidden gem on the Andaman coast is home to secluded beach getaways; such as, Ko Phayam. In addition, an organic farm tour on the island implements the sufficiency economy and way of life to manage community-based tourism. Highlighted activities include learning how to tap a rubber tree, processing raw cashew nuts info finished products, and collecting vegetables from a farm for cooking.
Chanthaburi: Chanthaburi is an emerging tourism city close to the border with Cambodia on the rapidly emerging Eastern Economic Corridor. It is most famous for that well-known fruit “durian”. The Chanthaboon community along the riverside greatly reflect the simplicity of life. Baan Luang Rajmaitri Historic Inn in Chanthaburi won the Award of Merit in the annual UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation in 2015.
Sukhothai: Sukhothai literally means “Dawn of Happiness.” In Sukhothai’s golden era, this city was the centre of Southeast Asia and the ruins from that glorious time have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park is home to ruins of royal palaces, Buddhist temples, and historical monuments, and the remains of ancient moats, walls, and city gates form a rectangular shape.
Trat: A small province in Thailand’s East, bordering Cambodia on the east, with the Khao Banthat mountain range forming a natural demarcation, with the Gulf of Thailand to the south. Trat encompasses over 50 islands of varying size, long white sandy beaches and unspoiled coral reefs. It is also a major fruit growing and fishing area.
Nakhon Si Thammarat: This province has long been a centre of culture and trade in Thailand’s South. Historically, there was a city-state here called Ligor, well-known throughout Asia as part of an important trade route connecting the city with Trang on the west coast, a trading port between the Western and Eastern worlds. Visitors can enjoy folk performances; such as, Talung and Manohra, and this fascinating city is also a centre of Buddhism in the Southern region.
Chumphon: Located in Southern Thailand, this is a great location for culture and beauty. The most popular is the Chumphon Archipelago National Park with many beautiful islands and beaches, one of which is over 100 km long. Great diving spots can be experienced at various islands. The Blue Crab Community Research Centre in Pathiu district aims to replenish the dwindling population of blue crabs along the Chumphon coast.
Nan: Nan is the frontier town of the Eastern Lanna Kingdom and has a mix of cultures from the high mountain ranges to the plains. It boasts interesting temples; such as, Wat Phumin, which features a famous painting of the ‘Whisper of Love’ as well as a Lanna cultural atmosphere and many unique local agricultural products and handicrafts. The main road is lined with many coffee cafés from where guests can enjoy panoramic views of rice fields with mountains in the distance. The cafés brew espresso drinks from locally-sourced Arabica beans.
About TAT Newsroom
TAT Newsroom (www.tatnews.org) is the official newsroom of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), under the International Public Relations Division. It is committed to supporting international media by providing the latest press releases, festivals & events, other Thai travel news as well as compelling Thailand travel articles.
The International Public Relations Division
Tourism Authority of Thailand
1600 New Phetchaburi Road
Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Phone: +66 (0) 2250 5500
This release was published on openPR.
Permanent link to this press release:
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.
You can edit or delete your press release Ten Thai provinces nationwide prominently showcased at ITB 2019 here
News-ID: 1656087 • Views: 479
More Releases from TAT Newsroom
TAT promotes golf with ‘Thainess through Celebs’ in Toronto
Thai golf ambassadors join its ‘Exclusive Media Event Golfing and More Wellness Lifestyle Experiences in Amazing Thailand'. Bangkok, 5 September 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently organised a promotional activity under its ‘Thainess through Celebs’ project in Toronto, Canada starring Thailand golf ambassadors Ariya Jutanukan (Pro May), who is in the top ten world golf ranking, and Moriya Jutanugarn (Pro Mo) who both play in the professional LPGA
TAT promotes “Thailand Reduce Waste” campaign in UK
London, 6 August 2019 — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is promoting a new “Thailand Reduce Waste” campaign at the Magic of Thailand Festival 2019, held on 3-4 August, 2019, in Cambridge, the United Kingdom. The annual festival of Thai culture, cuisine, heritage and arts was organised by the TAT London Office, together with Thai Airways International and a number of private sector companies. Popular Thai entertainer and star Mr.
TAT launches ‘Give Me 5’ off-peak season shopping campaign
Bangkok, 1 August 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched a new shopping campaign, ‘Give Me 5’, to entice an additional 200,000 visitors from India and six ASEAN countries during the off-peak season of July-September. The campaign will target families, women and incentive groups from 19 cities in India, Indonesia, Lao PDR., Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia and Cambodia, which are served by TAT’s campaign partner airlines, Thai Airways International
Interview with TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn
Highlights Thai society's long-standing respect for nature and close relationship with the animal kingdom. Bangkok, 18 July 2019 – In this interview, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn highlights Thai society’s long-standing respect for nature and close relationship with the animal kingdom, and how TAT continues to build on its history of animal welfare and wildlife conservation, particularly in emerging and secondary destinations. Q: What is the history of
More Releases for Thai
Phaya Naak Announces the First English Version of its Best-Selling Thai Conversa …
The independent publishing house Phaya Naak, which has sold over 5,000 guide books from French into Southeast Asian languages, has decided to go international by offering English speaking travelers a series of funny yet useful conversation guides. Nong Khai (Thailand) and Paris (France) - March 16, 2020 - Phaya Naak is an independent publishing house created in 2014 in Nong Khai, a city in Northeast Thailand. It is now releasing the
Global Insurance Market Top player 2018 - AIA, Prudential, Great Eastern, AXA, A …
Global Insurance Market Report 2018 includes a total amalgamation of assessable trends and predicting analysis. This Insurance analysis offers an approach for a large number of clients. Employing accredited global Insurance market data resources together with various practices and tools to successfully get and study information, our accredited group of analysts, researchers, and advisors has obtained extra efforts in calling the global sector. The Insurance report suggests that the newest
Insurance Market Report for Period 2011 till 2022 Allianz, Muang Thai, Thai Life …
Global Insurance Market report provides detailed analysis of companies namely Allianz, Muang Thai, Thai Life, Siam Comn, Manulife, and Others. This report study includes global market statistics and analysis for example, company performance, historical analysis 2012 to 2016, market forecast 2017 to 2023 in terms of volume, revenue, YOY growth rate, and CAGR for the year 2017 to 2023, etc. Insurance is a business that provides coverage, in the form of
Global Insurance Market 2017 - Allianz, Muang Thai, Prudential, Thai Life, Manul …
The report studies Insurance in Global market Professional Survey 2017 : Size, Share, Trends, Industry Growth, Opportunity, Application, Production, Segmentation, Cost Structure, Company Profile, Product Picture and Specifications during the Forecast period by 2022 Global Insurance Industry 2017 is a comprehensive, professional report delivering market research data that is relevant for new market entrants or established players. Key strategies of the companies operating in the market and their impact analysis have
Global Insurance Market 2017 - AIA, Prudential, Great Eastern, AXA, Allianz, Mua …
The report focuses on global major leading industry players with information such as company profiles, product picture and specifications, sales, market share and contact information. What’s more, the Insurance industry development trends and marketing channels are analyzed. Insurance is a business that provides coverage, in the form of compensation resulting from loss, damages, injury, treatment or hardship in exchange for premium payments. The company calculates the risk of occurrence then determines
Tempting Thai Cuisine at Press Club
Hanoi, Vietnam- From the light and aromatic soups of the coast, to the fresh and spicy salads of the north, to the rich and colourful curries of the south, the exquisite flavors of Thailand are in the spotlight this month. From October 22 to 28, the Press Club Bar Lounge will be adding some heat to Hanoi's cool autumn weather with 'Tastes of Thailand', a mouthwatering menu showcasing some of