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Amazing Thailand local experience trip showcases health and wellness options near Bangkok

Bangkok, 29 September, 2017 –The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently introduced a seven-day/six-night amazing Thailand local experience itinerary that offers numerous pampering opportunities and daily lifestyle interactions with communities near Bangkok.

Mr. Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications said, “This amazing Thailand local experience trip, which entails activities in Bangkok, Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram and Nakhon Pathom, is just an example of the many health and wellness tourism options available throughout Thailand.

Amazing Thailand local experience trip showcases health and wellness options near BangkokMr. Tanes Petsuwan, TAT Deputy Governor for International Marketing – Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas (front row, 3rd from left); Mr. Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications (6th from right) and TAT’s executives jointly we

“We want tourists from around the world to know that beyond the big cities, temples and beaches, they can also discover many unique local experiences that set Thailand apart from all other countries.”

Thailand is blessed with a wealth of health and wellness tourism options in destinations across the kingdom. So, TAT introduced its amazing Thailand local experience, with a focus on health and wellness options in Bangkok and nearby destinations, through a media familiarisation trip from Europe on 24 to 30 September.

On the first and second day in Bangkok, media participants enjoyed Thai spa treatments and a glimpse into the Thai gastronomic scene at ‘Taste it all 2017@Ratchaprasong: The Royal Delights – Pheasant Festival’ which runs until 31 October.

The second part of the amazing Thailand local experience journey – day three to five – highlighted the unique local lifestyles of various communities in Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram and Nakhon Pathom. These included the Mae Klong Railway Market (Talat Rom Hup), Tha Kha Floating Market and the 140-year-old Thana Market plus two nights in traditional Thai houses in Amphawa and Sampran districts.

The itinerary also had a traditional Thai massage session and an organic farm tour with a picnic lunch. Traditional Thai activities, including bamboo dancing and Muay Thai lessons, umbrella painting, garland making and rice farming, were also available.

The final part of the amazing Thailand local experience trip finished in Bangkok with more Thai spa treatments and organic meals. There was also a walking tour of the historic Bang Rak Food Tasting and Culture Tour plus the local community of Ban Bu.

The last evening in Bangkok was at one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, which included a record nine establishments in the influential list’s 2017 edition.

Mr. Chattan said, “This amazing Thailand local experience, with a focus on health and wellness options in Bangkok, Samut Sakhon, Samut h and Nakhon Pathom, is just a selection of the choices that tourists can choose to maximise their time in Thailand. We hope this will inspire more tourists to visit the kingdom and discover the many unique Thai local experiences.”

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Amadeus and Mekong Office launch Mekong Trends Aviation Seminar in Bangkok

Bangkok, 29 September, 2017 – Amadeus and the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) are jointly organising the first Mekong Trends Aviation Seminar, which is scheduled to take place in Bangkok on 10 October.

Amadeus and Mekong Office launch Mekong Trends Aviation Seminar in Bangkok

The inaugural Mekong Trends Aviation Seminar will highlight the key insights of the recently published Mekong Trends Snapshot on Air Transport in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS). Both the report and the seminar intend to emphasise the importance of aviation in the development of the region’s tourism.

Mr. Nanda Pillai, Amadeus Asia Pacific’s Regional Director for South and South East Asia – Airlines said, “Together with MTCO we look forward to hosting a stimulating discussion with the GMS travel industry on the further evolution of aviation in the region, and the existing challenges as well as opportunities for airlines.

“Air transport brings regions, economies and people closer together, and we’re committed to working with our airline customers and industry partners like MTCO to ensure it can continue to grow and develop sustainably, for the greater good of all,” he added.

According to the Mekong Trends report, over the last 20 years, air transport in the GMS helped to open up many destinations in the region such as Siem Reap in Cambodia, Luang Prabang in Lao PDR, Danang in Vietnam, Mandalay in Myanmar and Guilin in Guangxi, the People’s Republic of China.

The trend accelerated with the emergence of budget airlines. New air routes today link destinations such as Sihanoukville in Cambodia, Khon Kaen in Thailand, and Pakse in Lao PDR, destinations which were barely noticed by travellers before.

Mr. Jens Thraenhart, MTCO Executive Director, said: “Therefore, it is fitting that our first Mekong Trends Snapshot covers GMS Aviation, providing a quick overview and some key insights on important developments and trends in the region’s aviation industry.”

Mekong Trends is a public-private partnership to deliver valuable industry intelligence on specific and relevant topics. Published for the industry on behalf of the MTCO and the National Tourism Organisations of the six member governments of the GMS, Mekong Trends is owned and operated by CEN International.

The first Mekong Trends Snapshot on Air Transport in the GMS was released in June this year during the Mekong Tourism Forum 2017, a platform for GMS travel industry collaboration supported by the Asian Development Bank. The report can be downloaded for free at www.MekongTrends.com.

Key insights of the Mekong Trends report will be used to discuss the state of aviation and connectivity in the Mekong Region during the Mekong Trends Aviation Seminar hosted by Amadeus. The seminar will take place on 10 October, from 16:00-18:00, at the Amadeus Executive Briefing Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.

Entry is free, but registration is required. For more information, please click here.

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Travel Impact Newswire launches Olive Tree Awards essay competition

Bangkok, 28 September, 2017 – Travel Impact Newswire has launched an essay competition on how travel and tourism can contribute to the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). The Olive Tree Awardsessay competition is claimed to be the first of its kind in the global travel and tourism industry.

Olive Tree Awards essay competition

Young people under 30 all over the world are invited to submit essays of up to 1,200 words on how travel and tourism can advance the cause of the UN SDGs and meet targets by 2030.

The competition will be held every six months, or two times a year. Each round will see winners awarded one first prize of US$1,000 and two runners up to US$500 each.

The total annual prize money of US$4,000 is being generously donated by Mr Sonu Shivdasani, Co-Founder and CEO of Evason Resorts and the Dubai-based M F Husain Foundation.

The winners of each round will be announced on 20 March 2018 marking the International Day of Happiness, and on 21 Sept, marking the International Day of Peace.

Submission criteria includes that writers are under 30 years old on date of submission (ID proof of age will be required). Anyone can submit an essay regardless of past experiences, but essay must in English, up to 1,200 words long and have travel and tourism angle.

Tips for writers include studying the e SDGs carefully; downloading The Olive Tree publications to access thought-prompting ideas; pen an essay presenting a good idea, venting a powerful frustration, or sharing a passion, experience or event.

Although all essays must be in English, they will be judged on the quality of the ideas, not the quality of the English.

The deadline for the first round of submissions is 31 December. Winners will be notified by 15 March, 2018. The winning essays will also be published on the Travel Impact Newswire website.

For more details of the Olive Tree Awardsessay competition, please click here.

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