To help recover from the recent political turmoil in Thailand, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Thai Airways International hosted the “Thailand Today” Mega Fam Trip, inviting 500 travel agents and media representatives (including 50 from Japan) earlier this month.
During the tour, participants toured Phuket and Bangkok, visiting such resorts as Indigo Pearl, The Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa, Banthai Beach Resort & Spa and the Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel.
The message from Thai authorities was that the country has returned to normal and is safe for visitors.
TAT Governor Suraphon Svetasreni said they specifically chose to showcase the north, northeast, and eastern regions because they have lower market share than the very popular southern Thailand beach resorts. "However, they are all very culturally rich and diverse parts of the world which need more global exposure. Many of the new products that have emerged in these regions need to get more prominent presence on the international tour circuit," he said.© Japan Today