openPR Logo

Press Releases from TAT Newsroom (111 total)

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

Animal welfare continues to improve in Thailand, says Thai wildlife veterinarian

Bangkok, 23 July 2019 – Dr. Patrapol Maneeorn, Wildlife Veterinarian of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) talks about the Thai people’s centuries-old bond with animals, and how he is always hopefully optimistic about the future conservation and welfare of animals, national parks, and wildlife in Thailand. Q: What is your view on the current state of elephant/animal welfare in Thailand? There are two major issues concerning animal

Interview with TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn

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 Thailand in relation to elephants? The role of the elephant in Thailand has been

TAT target 10% growth in 2020 with quality markets and responsible tourism after …

Bangkok, 9 July 2019 – Gearing up to mark its 60th anniversary in 2020, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has reaffirmed its commitment to making travel and tourism the kingdom’s most economically promising, environmentally sustainable, and culturally vibrant sector in the years to come. Addressing the Thai tourism private sector and media after the week-long Tourism Action Plan meetings, TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn said that the completion of the auspicious

Revamped, innovative format of TTM+ 2019 proves to be a resounding success

Bangkok, 3 July 2019 – The revamped innovative and creative content and business format of the 2019 Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) has proven to be a resounding success, as indicated by the post-event survey responses from buyers, sellers and participants. Held between 5 – 6 June, 2019, at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club, the 18th TTM+ was highlighted by the participation of new buyers and media from new source markets,

TAT announces Phuket’s inclusion among the ‘World’s Best Places to Visit …

Bangkok, 02 July 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce that Phuket has been included in the ‘World’s Best Places to Visit’ and ‘Best Places to Visit in Asia’ 2019 rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. TAT Governor Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn said: “Each time a Thai destination is included in a ranking of the ‘world’s best’ places to visit, it serves as a welcome

Announcement of winners in the second TAT Newsroom “Blogger Thailand” compet …

Bangkok, 1 July 2019 – The winners have been chosen in the second TAT Newsroom “Blogger Thailand” competition for 2019, and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce the lucky names (see official announcement here: https://tatnews.org/bloggerthailand/winners2019secondary). Out of a possible total of 50 points as per the competition’s published criteria, the six winners are: * “Some Guy in a “Sum Gai” Spa” by Mike Thailandee of the blog “Thailandee”

Thailand among top countries offering global travellers the ‘host’ factor, s …

Bangkok, 26 June 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to report that a recent poll by Booking.com across 29 countries found Thai people to be among the top nationalities who consider their country to be more hospitable than others. Thailand along with Indonesia, Mexico, Taiwan and India are the top five countries where locals believe hospitality to be in their DNA, according to the research that Booking.com

First ‘Bhutan-Thailand Friendship Drive’ sets off on epic journey, with TAT …

Bangkok, 25 June 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is proud to be a co-organiser of the first ever road journey from Bangkok to Thimphu in Bhutan – the ‘Bhutan-Thailand Friendship Drive – Connecting Peoples of the Two Kingdoms by Land’. The epic eight-day journey set off from Bangkok on Friday, 21 June and will have covered 3,000 kmใ by the time it arrives in the Bhutanese capital of

TAT warmly welcomes delegates to the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok

Bangkok, 17 June 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to join the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the public and private sector partners in extending a warm welcome to delegates attending the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, from 20-23 June, 2019. The ‘ASEAN Thailand 2019’ is being held under the theme of ‘Advancing Partnership for Sustainability.’ From 22-23 June, 2019, Wireless Road from Phloen Chit intersection to Sarasin

The Great Mekong Bike Ride 2019 elevates Isan provinces as sports tourism destin …

Bangkok, 13 June, 2019 – The Great Mekong Bike Ride 2019, scheduled from 28-30 June, is ready to welcome more than 2,000 Thai and foreign road race cyclists and elevate the awareness of Thailand’s Northeast (Isan) provinces of Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan and Sakon Nakhon, as sports tourism destinations. This year marks the fourth edition of this epic, long-distance road race cycling event organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in

“Phuket Surf Fest 2019” kicked off

Phuket, 12 June 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phuket Office recently organised the “Phuket Surf Fest 2019” to kick off the Phuket Surf Series 2019, scheduled from June to September, and promote tourism during the current Green Season. The Phuket Surf Fest 2019 event was held under collaboration with Patong Municipality, Surfing Thailand, Phuket Surfing Club, Quiksilver Thailand and the public and private sector partners, from 31 May

“Phuket Surf Fest 2019” kicked off

Phuket, 12 June 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phuket Office recently organised the “Phuket Surf Fest 2019” to kick off the Phuket Surf Series 2019, scheduled from June to September, and promote tourism during the current Green Season. The Phuket Surf Fest 2019 event was held under collaboration with Patong Municipality, Surfing Thailand, Phuket Surfing Club, Quiksilver Thailand and the public and private sector partners, from 31 May

Latest update on buyer-seller turnout at Thailand Travel Mart Plus

Chonburi, 7 June 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has reported a total of 339 buyers from 51 countries and 370 sellers, including 10 from the Greater Mekong Subregion countries, on 6 June, the first day of business networking session at the Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2019. The day was buzzing with activity and energetic back-to-back appointments. Initial response from both buyers and sellers has been positive. The TTM+

As TTM Plus 2019 opens, TAT connects new buyers from new markets with new destin …

Chonburi, 6 June 2019 – The Thailand Travel Mart Plus, the country’s leading B2B travel show, opened for business on 5 June 2019, ushering in a new era of business opportunities for new buyers from new markets looking for emerging new Thai destinations. The three-day TTM+ 2019 is being held under the theme of ‘New Shades of Emerging Destinations’ as part of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) strategy to promote

TAT Deputy Governor Speech at Thailand Media Briefing, TTM+ 2019

Mr. Tanes Petsuwan, TAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, delivered the following speech at the Thailand media briefing “Thailand Travel Mart Plus 2019: New Shades of Emerging Destinations”, held on Wednesday, 5 June, 2019, from 13.30 – 14.15 Hrs., at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Pattaya, Chonburi. Introduction Sawasdee khrap, Good afternoon distinguished guests, members of the media, ladies and gentlemen. Let me welcome you all to the Thailand Travel Mart Plus 2019

As TTM Plus 2019 opens, TAT connects new buyers from new markets with new destin …

Chonburi, 6 June 2019 – The Thailand Travel Mart Plus, the country’s leading B2B travel show, opened for business on 5 June 2019, ushering in a new era of business opportunities for new buyers from new markets looking for emerging new Thai destinations. The three-day TTM+ 2019 is being held under the theme of ‘New Shades of Emerging Destinations’ as part of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) strategy to promote

TAT adopts simplified “A-B-C Strategy” to enhance focus on emerging destinat …

Chonburi, 5 June, 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has adopted a simplified “A-B-C Strategy” to promote emerging tourist destinations by creating inter-linked, theme-related travel routes that better distribute visitor flows nationwide. Speaking at the Thailand media briefing at the Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2019, Mr. Tanes Petsuwan, TAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, said that this year’s TTM+ 2019 is being held under the theme of ‘New

“New Shades of Emerging Destinations” will be showcased at TTM+ 2019

Bangkok, 29 May 2019 – The country’s most important B2B travel trade show, the Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+) 2019, is all set to go between 5-7 June, 2019, in a bigger and brighter format that clearly reflects the new sense of direction in a rapidly evolving and highly competitive global environment. Under the theme of “New Shades of Emerging Destinations”, the TTM+ 2019

TAT and China Travel Service sign strategic LOI

Bangkok, 29 May 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the China Travel Service (CTS) to strengthen and further develop the promotion of Thailand as a favourite tourism destination for Chinese travellers. The LOI was signed on 20 May, 2019, by Mr. Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhaya, TAT Deputy Governor for International Marketing, Asia and South Pacific, and Mr. Sun Chenglong, CTS Executive.

TAT and Alipay sign letter of intent

New initiative to offers better experiences for Chinese tourists visiting Thailand. Bangkok, 27 May 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Alipay (Hangzhou) Information Technology Co., Ltd. today signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to form a long-term strategic partnership that offers Chinese tourists more product and service options while visiting the Kingdom. TAT Governor Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn said “Thailand is the most popular destination for Chinese traveller in

Exploring Thailand’s South in Yala, Pattani and Songkhla

The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) Newsroom recently went on a discovery tour of Thailand’s Southern region provinces of Yala, Pattani and Songkhla that discovered many hidden gems often missing from mainstream travel itineraries. After landing in Hat Yai, the TAT Newsroom headed south before stopping at the scenic Bang Lang Dam on the Pattani River to take in the view. It provided a glimpse of things to come as Yala

Betong, Yala offers delights unseen in Thailand for 30 years

Ecotourism, new airport and Iyerweng Sea of Mist 'Skywalk' have Thailand’s southernmost border province poised for growth and change. Do you ever wonder what it was like to travel Thailand 30 years ago? There were fewer tourists then of course, smaller crowds and shorter queues for sure. In many ways that describes the attraction of Yala today in 2019. Top tourist attractions, like the Iyerweng Sea of Mist, might get a little

TTM talk to focus on “Making the World Better Place through Travel”

Bangkok, 20 May 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has overhauled the knowledge sharing session of its annual Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2019 to better align it with new social, cultural and ecological transitions under way in the kingdom’s fastest growing foreign exchange earning industry. Under the theme of “Making the World a Better Place through Travel”, the TTM Talk will feature a line-up of 10 well-recognised experts

TAT Newsroom gears up for 2nd Blogger Thailand competition winner's trip

Looking to create memorable off-the-beaten-track experiences reflected in the 'Open to the New Shades' campaign for the six successful applicants from 25-28 July this year. Bangkok, 16 May 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) Newsroom is gearing up for this year's second Blogger Thailand completion, which is open to entries from international bloggers residing in Thailand until 31 May, 2019, after a recent site inspection uncovered off-the-beaten-track experiences

Siam Commercial Bank, The Mall Group and Visa launch SCB M Visa prepaid tourist …

Bangkok, 17 May 2019 – Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), The Mall Group, and Visa – with support from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) – have announced the launch of a new SCB M Visa prepaid tourist card for foreign tourists who can use it for cashless travel and shopping when in Thailand. To celebrate the launch, the first 1,000 customers who apply will receive vouchers worth 500 Baht when spending

TAT hosts first Latin America fam trip trade meet in Thailand

Bangkok, May 8, 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently hosted 40 top tour operators and travel experts from five Central and Latin American countries for the first ever fam trip and business networking session in Thailand. Taking place from 27 April to 7 May, the event incorporated with Emirates Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and Bangkok Airways for the travel trade from this region. The group arrived in Thailand from

Thailand extends visa-on-arrival fee waiver until 31 October 2019

Bangkok, 2 May 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce that the Royal Thai Government has approved the extension of the visa-on-arrival fee waiver for citizens of 20 countries for another six months, until 31 October. The decision was announced in the Royal Thai Government Gazette on 30 April, reasoning it as a measure to stimulate and promote tourism as well as to enhance the kingdom’s

A Thai “school holiday” is a great way to learn and have fun

Some offer the joy of education, some offer certificates, others give diplomas, and all of them offer learning. Thailand has a different take on a school holiday where you visit the kingdom and vacation in school, not from school. The classes and the learning are fun, and the settings can be spectacular. Spend five days learning to sail including overnighting on a yacht earning an internationally recognised competent crew classification. Or

Tourism Authority of Thailand reveals 2019 Songkran increases in tourist revenue

Bangkok, 25 April 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has revealed that tourism revenue earned from international visitor arrivals to Thailand and domestic trips during the 2019 Songkran holiday all showed year-on-year increases over the same period in 2018. TAT Governor Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn said that during the holiday period of 12-16 April, 2019, total revenue from the international arrivals and domestic trips amounted to 22.07 billion Baht, an

TAT and Ministry of Commerce sign “Trade and Tourism Alliance” MOU

Six departments under the Ministry of Commerce will work with TAT to identify trade and tourism links. Bangkok, 24 April 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently signed a “Trade and Tourism Alliance” memorandum of understanding (MOU) with six departments of the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) to integrate development strategies and marketing promotions while establishing links between trade and tourism. The move also endeavours to support and facilitate services

TAT sponsoring ‘Most Extreme Cyclist on Earth’ in his Thailand journey

Bangkok, 24 April, 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is proud to be sponsoring Australian cyclist Jack Thompson on his 14-day bicycle journey through Thailand to promote the country as a cycling destination. The Perth-based Thompson is currently halfway through his 12-29 April trip, which also sees Thai Airways International as a co-sponsor. He has been pedalling a total distance of 1,380 Km from Bangkok around the Gulf of

New tourism segment from Israel – first time “kosher” event in Pattaya

Pattaya, 20 April, 2019 – The Israeli outbound market to Thailand has gone through major changes during the last two decades and especially the last four years. What was once a marginal source market mainly of low-budget backpackers, has become a major market mainly of big spending high-end couples and families. In 2018, 189,000 Israeli visited the Kingdom compared to 133,000 in 2013 and 64,000 in 2003. During the first two

TAT continues “Thailand Travel Shield” insurance project

Three insurance companies in Thailand to provide online travel insurance for foreign tourists Bangkok, 5 April 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently announced the continuation of the “Thailand Travel Shield” project to provide online travel insurance for foreign tourists. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said TAT had initiated the creation of the Thailand Travel Shield project as an alternative insurance scheme in July 2014, in partnerships with reputable, publicly-listed

TAT organises Experience New Variety and Family Fun in Amazing Thailand 2019

Fam trip explores North to South, showcasing Thailand’s emerging destinations Bangkok, 5 April 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is hosting 64 travel agents from the ASEAN, South Asia and South Pacific regions to an “Experience New Variety and Family Fun in Amazing Thailand 2019 – Explore North to South” familiarisation trip. Taking place from 4 to 7 April, the trip is designed to showcase the best of Thailand’s

TAT promotes Songkran 2019 festivities in emerging destinations

Tak, Mukdahan and Ranong showcase time-honoured local traditions putting family and elders first Bangkok, 4 April 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is promoting Songkran 2019 festivities in three emerging destinations – Tak, Mukdahan and Ranong – and is supporting activities in eight other provinces (Bangkok, Samut Prakan, Sukhothai, Chiang Mai, Lampang, Ayutthaya, Phuket and Songkhla) to showcase local traditions of the annual Thai water festival. TAT Governor Mr. Yuthasak

TAT’s Thailand tourism update regarding the haze situation in Northern Thailan …

Bangkok, 3 April, 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) wishes to reiterate our previous advisory for tourists https://www.tatnews.org/2019/03/tat-advises-tourists-to-northern-thailand-to-take-precautions-amid-air-quality-concerns/ visiting Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and the surrounding provinces to monitor air quality index reports and take necessary precautions amid air quality concerns arising from the current haze situation in Northern Thailand. Tourists can monitor the overall air quality of Thailand provided daily by the Pollution Control Department under the Ministry

TAT launches new ‘ASEAN Pop Culture’ project with new street art in Sukhotha …

Bangkok, 27 March, 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) through its ASEAN, South Asia and South Pacific Market Division has launched the ‘ASEAN Pop Culture’ project, which aims to promote connectivity between Thailand and its neighbouring countries and position Thailand as the hub for that connectivity both for Thai and foreign tourists. A series of ‘pop culture’ activities will be held in the Thai cities of Sukhothai, Chiang Rai

Remarkable, unique temples among the 40,000 throughout Thailand

Did you know there are over 40,000 temples in Thailand, of which some 37,000 are in current use welcoming devotees and visitors? Bangkok alone has around 400 temples, according to the Office of National Buddhism. While it is impossible to see them all on holiday, here are some of the most remarkable temples worth visiting for their exceptional architecture and style. Bangkok One of the most iconic temples of the capital city and

Mu Ko Similan National Park entry fee payment points and one-day advance notice

Bangkok, 26 March, 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide the latest update for tourists and visitors to Mu Ko Similan National Park, concerning the entry fee for people and transport (boats) to the Park. The entry fee to Mu Ko Similan National Park can be paid at either of four locations, one of which is the Park’s Office on the mainland in the village of

TAT advises tourists to Northern Thailand to take precautions amid air quality c …

Bangkok, 25 March, 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) wishes to advise tourists visiting Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and the surrounding provinces to monitor air quality index (AQI) reports and take necessary precautions amid air quality concerns in Northern Thailand. The overall air quality in parts of the North has been at unhealthy levels for the past weeks. The Pollution Control Department under the Ministry of Public Health is

UNESCO-inscribed Khon performance added to Grand Palace ticket

Bangkok, 25 March, 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to inform all tourists to Thailand that the 500 Baht entrance ticket to the Grand Palace in Bangkok now includes a Khon performance at the Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre. Purchased onsite at the Grand Palace, the ticket has until now covered entry to the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew (the Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and Wat Phra

15th World Wai Kru Muay Thai Ceremony attracts record numbers to Ayutthaya

Bangkok, 21 March 2019 – The 15th World Wai Kru Muay Thai Ceremony attracted a record number of participants to Ayutthaya with over 1,500 Muay Thai practitioners from 70 countries attending the event from 16 to 17 March. This eclipses the largest previous attendance of over 1,400 participants in 2017. The Ayutthaya Historical Park was a hive of activity with multiple events at Wat Langkha Khao and the sacred Wai

Picture yourself in Phrae

The northern province of Phrae traces its history back to the Hariphunchai kingdom of the Mon and was once one of Thailand’s largest centres of the teak trade. Nestled between its neighbouring provinces of Lampang, Uttaradit, Nan and Phayao, Phrae today still boasts among the country’s largest teak forest reserves. It is one of the 55 secondary destinations being promoted around the kingdom in a complementary fashion with key destinations, in

Thailand wins Best Asian Destination Award by German marketing website GoAsia

Berlin, 12 March 2019 – Thailand was voted the “Best Asia Destination” in the annual GoAsia Awards 2019 presented at the Internationale Tourismus Börse (ITB) 2019, the world’s leading travel trade show. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn (above photo, left), Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), said, “We are indeed very proud that the influential readers and users of the reputed GoAsia website have voted us as the Best Asian Destination.

Ten Thai provinces nationwide prominently showcased at ITB 2019

Berlin, 11 March,2019 – Thailand’s northernmost province of Chiang Rai, home of the famous cave rescue operation of the “Wild Boars” team of young footballers in June-July 2018, was one of ten provinces from all four regions of Thailand that were prominently showcased at the ITB Berlin 2019, the world’s largest travel trade show. The 10 provinces – Chiang Rai, Mae Hong Son, Sukhothai, Nan, Trat, Chanthaburi, Chumphon, Ranong, Trang and

Responsible Tourism leads Thailand Networking Lunch at ITB Berlin 2019

Berlin, 8 March, 2019 – Thailand Networking Lunch at the ITB Berlin 2019, hosted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), takes place on Friday, 8 March, with a focus on ‘Responsible Tourism’ and ‘Tourism for All’. H.E. Weerasak Kowsurat, Minister of Tourism and Sports, said the direction of Thailand’s tourism industry in 2019 would be focussed on the promotion of ‘Responsible Tourism’, which formed another shade of Thai tourism in

Go To Page: 1 3