BY DEBAJYOTI CHAKRABORTY
KOLKATA, 1 SEPTEMBER 2022
In efforts to promote Thailand as a perfect destination for Indian weddings and special occasion celebrations like anniversary, birthdays, reunions etc, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) , New Delhi has organized a networking session for Indian wedding planners, Thai hotel representatives and a few luxury agents based in New Delhi. The event took place at ITC Maurya on 31 st August 2022, on the auspicious day of Ganesh Chaturthi.
The afternoon started with a welcome note by Mr. Vachirachai Sirisumpan, Director- TAT New Delhi who spoke about, Tourism Authority of Thailand’s new marketing campaign “Amazing New Chapter” for A to Z Thailand has it all.
This campaign emphasizes that Thailand has everything to suit each traveler’s needs and wants, and offers new perspectives as well as new experiences in Thailand. He also highlighted the importance of Indian Weddings and Celebrations for Thailand Tourism and Hospitality Businesses. He further said that TAT is looking forward to welcoming Indian tourists to celebrate the special moments in their life like honeymoons, babymoons, birthdays, bachelor/bachelorette parties and many more such occasions, in Amazing Thailand.
Mr Sirisumpan ended by saying “After a long gap of over 2 years, we are pleased to inform you that from 1 January 2022 until 31 August 2022 we have welcomed more than 440,000 Indians visiting Thailand and we expect by the end of this year, that we could welcome 850,000 Indian visitors to Thailand. I am sure we can achieve this milestone by the continuous support of our industry partners and friends of Amazing Thailand”
The welcome was followed by product presentations by the Thai hotel partners, that included well known hotel chains in Thailand like Minor hotels, Centara hotels and Resort, Banyan Tree hotels, Avista Group of hotels, The Preferred Hotels and Resorts (Landmark hotel), Kata group and Beyond hotels, Kempinski hotels, Melia hotels and Onyx hospitality group (Amari hotels).
The representatives highlighted the offerings and arrangements by their hotels to welcome and organize Indian weddings and special occasion celebrations in Thailand, from the availability of suitable décor, wedding artists, pundits to a variety of Indian food and of course the warm Thai hospitality.
The event saw a good attendance of about 35 wedding planners and 15 luxury travel agents and was a great initiative to connect the Thai hotels with some of the top wedding planners in North India to promote “Vivaha in Amazing Thailand.”