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Rayong Fruit Festival from 22-28 May 2015

[ Tourism News ] Posted by admin on 2015/5/11 9:40:00 (622 reads)


The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting local and international tourists to visit the Rayong Fruit Festival 2015, which will take place from 22-28 May at Thapong Fruit Market, Rayong Province. This one-week fair is Thailand's largest fruit festival, and is held in Rayong which is known as the home of fruits. Visitors will get the chance to experience a variety of fun-filled activities, including a beautiful parade of fruit-decorated floats, Miss Fruit Orchard Contest and fruit competitions. Visitors will of course get the chance to taste and buy all the delicious fruits grown in Rayong as well as seafood products, local specialties, dried fruits and many more.
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Bangkok, 6 May, 2015 - The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is joining hands with UOB Lady's Card, United Overseas Bank (UOB) in launching a series of "Lady Journey : A Touch of Thainess" experiential trips to instill the spirit of nationhood and national pride among female Thai travellers as well as to showcase unseen and emerging Thai tourist attractions renowned for unique history, culture and lifestyle.


Mrs. Juthaporn Rerngronasa, TAT Acting Governor and Deputy Governor for International Marketing - Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas said, "This project is in line with our 2015 Discover Thainess campaign, which aims at encouraging both Thai and foreign travellers to get to know more about Thai culture, the Thai way of life and Thai experience - the characteristic that makes Thailand very unique and sets us apart from all other countries. These five specially-created trips will also help to entice Thai women to take domestic trips more regularly."

TAT will host five groups of Thai female celebrities and media to join the "Lady Journey : A Touch of Thainess" experiential trips, which will take place between May and August 2015, starting from the "Thainess - Thai Food" to Chanthaburi from 15-17 May, followed by the "Thainess - Thai Tradition" to Loei from 26-28 June, the "Thainess - Thai Arts and Crafts" to Nan and Phrae from 24-26 July, the "Thainess - Thai Way of Life" to Satun from 7-9 August, and the "Thainess - Thai Rice" to Kanchanaburi from 14-16 August.


Mrs. Pataraporn Sithivanich, TAT Excutive Director of Product Promotion Department said, "This is the fifth edition of the Lady Journey project that is being organised under the theme A Touch of Thainess to promote community travel experiences among Thai ladies including working women, mothers and daughters, sisters and friends. These five trips have been designed to feature all elements that make Thailand unique as a destination, including nature, culture, traditions and the local way of life."

UOB has been the main supporter of TAT's Lady Journey project for five consecutive years. Mr. Yuttachai Teyarachakul, Managing Director, Country Head of Personal Financial Services UOB (Thai) said, "We would like UOB Lady's Card to be a part in encouraging the new generation of women to travel and spend their holiday in Thailand. The project will also help strengthen the presence of the UOB Lady's Card in the Thai market."

Contact Information
International Public Relations Division
Tourism Authority of Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2250 5500 ext. 4545-48
Fax: +66 (0) 2253 7419
E-mail: prdiv3@tat.or.th
Website: www.tatnews.org
Facebook: TAT Newsroom
Twitter: TAT Newsroom
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Bangkok, 6 May, 2015 - Chinese visitors to Thailand are being invited to vote for what they consider to be the kingdom's best travel and tourism products, services and culinary delights, with the awards to be announced at a ceremony in Bangkok.

Designed to attract the attention of millions of Chinese users of Weibo, the country's social-media platform and commerce portal, the project is a joint venture between the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), King Power International, SINA Hong Kong, and Jiaranai Entertainment.



"The Best of Thailand Awards Voted by Chinese Tourists (BTVC)" project is intended to promote Chinese tourism to Thailand between April - July 2015.

TAT and Weibo have crafted a list of 17 categories, a total of 164 of the most popular travel and tourism products, services and culinary delights enjoyed by Chinese visitors, based on the most popular keywords entered in the search engine as well as specific criteria identified by TAT.

The list includes Luxury Hotels (10), Boutique Hotels (10), Resort Hotels (10), Value Hotels (10), Destinations (10), Attractions (10), Restaurants (10), Dishes (10), Fruits (10), Spa (10), Golf Courses (10), Shopping Malls (10), Shopping Areas (10), Airlines (7), Shows (10), Festivals (7) and Medical Services (10).

The project is being publicised through online Chinese media, travel agents, tourist attractions, restaurants and other channels in Thailand and China.

Award winners will be eligible for the following prizes:

1st Prize: Round-trip ticket (Thailand-China) for two people; travel package in Thailand (1 award).
2nd Prize: Round-trip ticket (Thailand-China) for two people; accommodation (3 awards).
3rd Prize: Round-trip ticket (Thailand-China) for two people (5 awards).
4th Prize: Awards from winners of the operators (17 awards).


Weibo is the Chinese people's no.1 micro-blogging service designed as a seamless combination of Facebook and Twitter together. Under this social platform, but with better features and mobile engagement, users can comment and interact with other users faster and easier than ever before.

China is now the top source of visitor arrivals to Thailand. Chinese visitors totalled 4,623,806 in 2014, a slight drop from 2013 (-0.29%). In 2015, TAT is expecting 5.96 million Chinese tourists generating revenue of 261 billion Baht, up from 190 billion Baht in 2014.

The profile of Chinese tourists is changing rapidly as travellers become more mature and experienced. Hence, TAT is seeing a huge diversity of Chinese tourists from first-time visitors to group-travellers to more female travellers and young people, many of whom also speak good English.

Many Chinese are repeat travellers to Thailand. TAT is targeting these travellers through marketing campaigns that emphasise the fun of shopping, enjoying a Thai massage or a game of golf. They are also being encouraged to visit new destinations; such as, Northeast Thailand.

Chinese visitors have an average length of stay of 8.1 days and spending per person / trip of up to 41,390 Baht. They enjoy travelling to different destinations in Thailand. They also prefer to travel independently and spend more time experiencing a variety of tourism activities in the local areas.

According to the January 2015 statistics, Chinese visitors were up 57 percent (560,399). The fact that the tourism situation has returned to normal is an important plus point, as it will allow the airlines to expand capacity.

Contact Information

International Public Relations Division
Tourism Authority of Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2250 5500 ext. 4545-48
Fax: +66 (0) 2253 7419
E-mail: prdiv3@tat.or.th
Website: www.tatnews.org
Facebook: TAT Newsroom
Twitter: TAT Newsroom
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Bangkok, 29 April, 2015 - The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is organising the T-POP Festival 2015 : Thailand Music Festival from 22-23 May, 2015, at Ram Ratchaniwet (Ban Puen Palace), Royal Thai Army Camp, Phetchaburi, with the objective of boosting tourism in May as well as attracting more international tourists, especially from Asian countries.


Mrs. Juthaporn Rerngronasa, Tourism Authority of Thailand's (TAT) Acting Governor and Deputy Governor for International Marketing - Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas said, "The Thailand Music Festival is one of the 12 unique events listed under TAT's 2015 Discover Thainess tourism campaign. Thainess can be found in many of Thailand's annual festivals, but we have also created new events to enhance the awareness of the Thai way of happiness, and this T-POP Festival 2015 fits perfectly in our calendar of unique events to experience "Thainess" because many Thai pop stars have become popular internationally, especially in China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan."


The T-POP Festival 2015 : Thailand Music Festival is also organised to commemorate His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 88th Birthday Anniversary on 5 December, 2015, with an exquisite tunnel in honour of his life and his commitment to Thailand. Upon entering the event's grounds visitors will have the chance to walk through this wonderful tunnel and capture the moments before reaching the three event zones.

The T-POP Festival zone will feature music concerts and performances by leading Thai pop stars. Leading the chart are Barry Nadech Kugimiya, Mario Maurer, Mark Prin Suparat, Pong Nawat Kulrattanarak, Son Yuke Songpaisan, O Anuchyd Sapanphong and Kao Jirayu Laongmanee. Joining the list are famous Thai pop stars from GMM Grammy, including Katreeya English, China Dolls (Bell and Hwa Hwa), Gun Napat Injaieua, Noona Nuengthida Sophon, Tono Phakin Khamwilaisak, Namcha Chiranat Yusanon, Lula Kanyarat Tiyapornchai, and two Thai rock bands Potato and Paradox.

Apart from the concert, the Photo Station zone will feature creative mock-ups of tourist attractions and places of interest in Phetchaburi and nearby provinces, including Phra Ram Ratchaniwet (Ban Puen Palace), Cha-am Beach, and the Hua Hin Railway Station. Visitors will get a chance to win a TAT Nong Sukjai mascot doll when they shoot and share their selfies on the event's facebook page : TPOPFEST2015.

Mr. Noppadon Pakprot, TAT's Executive Director - Events Department said, "To create awareness and entice interest, TAT is promoting the event through our offices in China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan. In addition, TAT and Thai Air Asia are jointly promoting the event by offering the first 100 travellers booking the airline's air ticket to join the concert the chance to attend the meet and greet event with Thai pop stars.


Pong Nawat Kulrattanarak said, "I am proud to have the opportunity to help promote Thailand and be a part in promoting the 2015 Discover Thainess through T-POP Festival. I look forward to welcome all Thai fans to join us in being a good host and sharing the Thai way of happiness to Thai pop stars' fans from all over Asia. I also look forward to entertain all my Thai and international fans at the festival at Ram Ratchaniwet (Ban Puen Palace), Royal Thai Army Camp, on 22 and 23 May, 2015."

Last but not least, the Market Place zone will highlight favourite Thai food from leading hotels and restaurants in the area as well as famous local delicacies; such as, boat noodles, Thai-style coffee, egg roll, and herbal drinks, as well as a variety of snack and souvenirs unique to Phetchaburi.

Katreeya English said, "I'd like to extend a warm invitation to all my fans and music lovers to join T-POP Festival. This two-day event is to be filled with fun and wonderful entertainment from leading Thai pop stars as well as a number of local delicacies for which Phetchaburi is famous. I look forward to welcome all Thai pop stars' fans to capture the amazing atmosphere of Ban Puen Palace at night while enjoy entertaining music from their beloved pop stars."

The T-POP Festival 2015 free-entry concert will take place from 15.00 - 22.00 hrs. Follow the event's latest updates on facebook.com/TPOPFEST2015.

Contact Information
International Public Relations Division
Tourism Authority of Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2250 5500 ext. 4545-48
Fax: +66 (0) 2253 7419
E-mail: prdiv3@tat.or.th
Website: www.tatnews.org
Facebook: TAT Newsroom
Twitter: TAT Newsroom
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Bangkok, 23 April, 2015 - The Bangkok Entertainment Week is set to fill the Thai capital with four fun and colourful events, which will take place next week, from 27 April to 3 May, 2015. These are as follows :


Bangkok Comic Con 2015 X Anime Festival Asia Thailand 2015 will be held between 30 April and 3 May at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC). This event is considered the grandest in Asia with top pop cultures from Hollywood and Japan combined in one event.

Bangkok International Digital Content Festival 2015 will take place between 27 April and 3 May at the Centara Grand Hotel at CentralWorld and BITEC. This event is to accommodate the government's policy to drive the country's economy forward by promoting Thai entertainment, culture, cartoons, and animation content in the global market.


Thailand Comic Con 2015 will be held from 30 April to 3 May at the Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon. This event is set to boast the most comprehensive contents of pop cultures including movies, animation, dramas, music, games, toys, collectible items, demonstrations from manufacturers and entrepreneurs, and displays of special products.

Thailand Toy Expo 2015 will be held on April 30 to May 3 at the CentralWorld Shopping Centre. During the Expo, more than 70 popular brands of toys and collectible items from the United States, Europe, and Asia will be on display. An exhibition of limited edition toys will be organised.

Mrs. Juthaporn Rerngronasa, Tourism Authority of Thailand's (TAT) Acting Governor and Deputy Governor for International Marketing - Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas said, "The Bangkok Entertainment Week is organised through the coordination between the public and private sectors with the objective of promoting the Thai capital as a hub of the entertainment business in ASEAN. The entertainment and digital business of Thailand is growing by leaps and bounds, and this week-long event will certainly help boost the country's position on the international stage."

The Bangkok Entertainment Week is jointly hosted by seven public organisations : the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ministry of Information, Communication, and Technology; Ministry of Culture; Department of International Trade Promotion; Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT); Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), and the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) as well as four private digital content and entertainment industry organisers.


Read more: Thailand to stage Bangkok Entertainment Week during 27 April to 3 May 2015

For more information, visit: www.bkkentweek.com

Contact Information
International Public Relations Division
Tourism Authority of Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2250 5500 ext. 4545-48
Fax: +66 (0) 2253 7419
E-mail: prdiv3@tat.or.th
Website: www.tatnews.org
Facebook: TAT Newsroom
Twitter: TAT Newsroom
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