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Family Fun: Travel Thailand with Mum this August

[ Tourism News ] Posted by admin on 2017/8/9 22:00:00 (141 reads)
Bangkok, 09 August, 2017 - The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is highlighting special events as top holidays dedicated to Mum in honour of Thailand's National Mother's Day celebrations, under the theme "Family Fun: Travel Thailand with Mum This August."

This year you can treat Mum to a historic steam train getaway, flower festival escape, or car caravan break, all just in time for Thai Mother's Day (12 August).

Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), said that the current 'green season' tourism window was an ideal time to celebrate National Mother's Day at one or several of the many events and festivals organised around the Kingdom in August.

"The best trips to take with your Mum are often the most surprising ones you might least expect. This year's events reflect the changing cultural interests of both young and old travellers who are looking for unique experiences that bring family together."

Train journey in Thailand

Take Mum to Prachuap Khiri Khan from Bangkok whilst riding together in a 'Family Fun: Travel Thailand with Mum this August' caravan rally that starts on 12 August with up to 300 cars, 10 buses and over 1,400 tourists joining in the fun. The TAT Central Regional Office is organising the event which also includes special merit-making activities at Wat Huai Mongkhon in Hua Hin.

Or ride along with Mum on a historic steam engine train journey from Bangkok to Nakhon Pathom (return) organised by the State Railway of Thailand and TAT. This one-day special programme on 12 August includes sightseeing to Nakhon Pathom's Don Wai Floating Market, Wat Rai Khing Buddha statue and the Thai Human Imagery Wax Museum. If time , there is a last quick stop at Phra Pathom Chedi before the steam train ride returns to Bangkok.

And theSiam Tulip Festival for Mum 2017 is dedicated to Mother's everywhere. Take her to Suphan Buri to admire 'Siam Tulips', locally known as 'Dok Krachiao', and take selfies in the flower fields with her kids. There will also be an agricultural exhibition and booths selling tulips and local products from U Thong all for sale at cheap prices.

Phra Pathom Chedi in Nakhon Pathom

Help Mum become an environmental activist with a cause at the 'Rubber Boat Race for Conservation of the Phetchaburi River'. Winners' medals go to the six-person crew (40 total entries) that collects the most trash over a 6.5-kilometre route, not who crosses the finish line first. The event also helps educate needy students in Tha Yang, Kaeng Krachan and Nong Ya Plong districts.

Last but not least, bring out your inner artist with Mum at a Ratchaburi Art Centric event on 12-13 August. The two-day event highlights the famous art and craft communities synonymous with Ratchaburi in four zones: 'Art cetera' interactive art exhibition; 'Art..licious' collection of the province's delicious and unique traditional foods; ' A(rt) coustic' therapeutic-style concert, and 'Super Art Market' for emerging designs by new designers.

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Bangkok, 08 August, 2017 - Five international airlines are expanding air access to Thailand with new flights from Beijing, Doha, Istanbul, Maldives, India's Jaipur and Tiruchirappalli, and Singapore, strengthening the Kingdom's status as a global aviation hub.
New flights strengthen Thailand's status as global aviation hub

Photo credit : Thai Airways

The new flights offer visitors greater convenience and more choice for point of entry when travelling to and from Thailand. The country's aviation authorities continue to expand both flight frequency and international gateway destinations to handle growing traveller demand and the never-ending quest for new itineraries.

Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said, "Thailand has long been the key portal to Asia and global aviation hub. Steady passenger growth depends on more flights and finding new entry points to the country. These new flights provide visitors with more choice, flexibility and convenience when travelling or making connections to major cities around Thailand. We hope that the expanded air access boosts tourism arrivals."

Scheduled flights to be added or recently started service during 2017 include:

Starting 27 March, this year, Thai Airways International has launched its 'Phuket Express' service with four direct weekly Beijing to Phuket flights.
Since 1 June, this year, Qatar Airways has operated flights from Doha to Bangkok five days a week. The increased frequency, along with its double-daily Phuket flights and the five-month-old Krabi operations (four weekly flights), increase Qatar Airways departures from Thailand to Doha to 53 flights per week.

Turkish Airlines has launched the Istanbul to Phuket direct service on 17 July, 2017, starting with four weekly flights that will increase to daily during this coming winter. The airline started the Istanbul-Bangkok return service in 1989 and currently operates 14 flights per week.

Low-cost carrier Thai AirAsia will add daily Maldives flights from Bangkok to Male starting on 11 August, using Airbus A320 aircraft. The airline is also expanding its services to India with the Bangkok-Jaipur and Bangkok- Tiruchirappalli routes, each with four flights a week, starting on 29 September. The airline operates from Bangkok's Don Mueang International Airport.

Another low-cost carrier Jetstar Asia will add four weekly flights from Singapore to Hat Yai return from 3 November, 2017, using 180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft. Bookings are currently available for purchase in Singapore.

Mr. Yuthasak added, "TAT has also signed a series of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with major international airlines aimed at strengthening tourism cooperation and boosting the number of visitor arrivals to Thailand."

TAT recently inked MOUs with EVA Air to work on joint tourism promotion strategies for the US and Canada markets; with Etihad Airways to jointly promote travel to Thailand from the UAE, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Egypt, and Kuwait; with Qatar Airways for travellers from Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and Singapore Airlines' important inbound markets including Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

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Bangkok, 04 August, 2017 - In conjunction with the Tourism Authority of Thailand's (TAT) Women's Journey Thailand Campaign, a number of Thai airlines have rolled out the 'pink' carpet for women travellers throughout August 2017. These include special privileges and benefits as well as airfare promotions from Thai Airways International, Thai Smile Airways, Bangkok Airways and NokScoot.

Photo credit: Thai Airways International

Thai Airways International (THAI) offers additional benefits for women travellers who fly with the airline, including 10 free kilogrammes additional excess baggage allowance and special check-in counter for ladies at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport. And if they go shopping at the Emporium Department Store, they can show their THAI boarding pass to get a 'Think Pink' juice at the Harvest Juice shop. THAI's Royal Orchid Holidays is also offering special room rates and double Royal Orchid Plus miles.

Meanwhile, THAI's owned subsidiary Thai Smile Airways is offering special airfare promotions, brand name goods from Boots Retail (Thailand) as a Mother's Day gift, and a special 'Pink' dessert menu, all of which will be available on every flight throughout this August.

Bangkok Airways is offering women travellers a special domestic airfare of 1,190 Baht per trip on its flights between Bangkok and popular destinations in Thailand including Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lampang, Sukhothai, Phuket, Krabi and Trat. Valid for travel until 31 August, booking must be made by 15 August.

Women travellers will also enjoy extra privileges; such as, an additional 10 kilogrammes of baggage allowance, receive double FlyerBonus points, and receive 15 points when becoming a member of FlyerBonus by the end of this August.

NokScoot is extending priority boarding for women passengers on all flights during 11-13 August. It is also offering special airfares starting from 2,499 Baht per sector for women travellers purchasing for two or more passengers travelling together. Booking must be made by 6 August for the travelling period between 1 August and 20 December.

Another special offer from NokScoot is for a purchase of FlyBag or FlyBagEat tickets on the NokScoot website. Women travellers will receive a 10 per cent discount with the MOMMYDAY promo code, which can be used for booking during 7-31 August with travel dates during 7 August - 20 December.

Mrs. Srisuda Wanapinyosak, TAT Deputy Governor for International Marketing - Asia and South Pacific said, "We are pleased that the Women's Journey Thailand Campaign has received tremendous support from the related authorities and the private sector for two consecutive years, and has helped encourage women travellers from around the world to visit Thailand to enjoy a huge range of activities, special deals, discounts and privileges throughout this special month."

The Airports of Thailand and the Immigration Bureau will also provide special 'pink lanes' for women travellers who visit Thailand this August.
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Bangkok, 04 August, 2017 - The Women's Journey Thailand Campaign is making a welcome return this year, and already a lucky group of five Australian beauties is discovering the beauty of Thailand and its world-renowned tourism offerings.

The Women's Journey Thailand 2017 Campaign was launched with a gala welcome reception on 1 August, 2017, at Nai Lert Park Heritage Home in Bangkok, attended by over 50 international women celebrities including Miss World Australia 2017 and the four runners-up and presided over by H.E. Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), also joined in the occasion.

Miss World Australia 2017 and the four runners-up are on a seven-day trip to Thailand from 30 July to 6 August, 2017, hosted by TAT, with their itinerary taking them to Bangkok, Ko Samui and Ko Phangan. The trip is among various activities to take place throughout August, as part of the month-long Women's Journey Thailand Campaign 2017.

These activities and also a huge range of special deals, privileges and discounts are aimed at enhancing Thailand's positive image as one of Asia's most female friendly destinations. In conjunction with the campaign, a number of Thai airlines have also rolled out the 'pink' carpet for women travellers throughout this August.

Mrs. Rujirasm Chatchalermkit, Director of the TAT Sydney Office said, "Over the past few years there's been a significant increase in the number of women travellers visiting Thailand, and there is every reason to expect this trend to continue. This is even more so, thanks to the great work being achieved through the Women's Journey Thailand Campaign in spreading Thailand's message as a top female friendly destination to women around the globe.

"It's a message we're sure Miss World Australia 2017 and the four runners-up will be keen to spread when they return home. They've definitely been snapping plenty of Thailand travel photos on their trip, and who can blame them," Mrs. Rujirasm added.

On their trip, Miss World Australia 2017 and the four runners-up have been enjoying some unique Thai experiences. In Bangkok, this included an excursion to the Sampran Riverside art and craft workshops, dinner at the fascinating Siam Niramit Show and a very special visit to the Grand Palace to pay respect to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Their exploration of the island paradise of Samui is taking them to the famous Grandfather and Grandmother rocks and to nearby Ko Phangan for a lesson in Thai boxing and other fun activities, while they will also learn some Thai skills to take home thanks to cooking and cocktail classes planned for them.

More details on these as well as the "Women's Journey Thailand" mobile application, mini website womensjourney and more Thailand tourism news and Thailand travel features can be found at:
Women's Journey Thailand campaign to return with great offers throughout August 2017
Women's Journey Thailand 2017 Campaign launched to boost female visitors.

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