Bangkok, 19 June, 2017 – The Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise 2017, formerly known as the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale, has received support from AirAsia which today organised a ‘Top Shopper’s shopping challenge aimed at enhancing the kingdom’s awareness as a premier shopping and dining destination for global travellers.
Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said, “This shopping challenge serves as a highlight of our Thailand Shopping & Dining Paradise 2017 campaign and showcases to foreign visitors a variety of shopping options in Thailand. The campaign is purposely organised during the Green Season, from June to September, as it is a time which tourism product and service operators, including airlines, department stores and shopping complexes, restaurants and other popular tourist attractions will be offering discounts and special privileges to shoppers.”
The ‘Top Shopper’ shopping challenge staged by AirAsia is set to strengthen Thailand’s image as a preferred destination for enticing cuisine, from local street food to fine-dining eateries, and also boost the kingdom’s recognition as one of Asia’s most enjoyable shopping locations, where visitors can enjoy unique Thai local experiences buying food and goods anywhere from premium department stores to community markets.
AirAsia brought in social media influencers and bloggers from Vietnam, Singapore and Hong Kong to join Thai bloggers in a shopping challenge at six leading locations in Bangkok. Three teams, each comprising five members – two bloggers from the respective countries, two guests and one Thai blogger – were tasked on a competition to shop at four premium department stores: Siam Paragon, Central Embassy, Siam Center and EmQuartier, and two local markets of Or Tor Kor and Sampeng.
Mr. Santisuk Klongchaiya, Thai AirAsia’s Commercial Director said, “AirAsia is excited and grateful that the Tourism Authority of Thailand has honoured us to be a partner in helping to enhance Thailand’s recognition as a shopping and dining destination. As part of the Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise 2017, we’re also offering special airfares on our flights to Thailand as well as partnering with department stores and restaurants to offer discounts and privileges to AirAsia’s boarding pass holders.”
To mark the partnership with TAT on the Thailand Shopping & Dining Paradise 2017, AirAsia is offering promotional fares with discounts up to 50 per cent on nine routes: from Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Hanoi, Hong Kong and Singapore to Bangkok; and Hong Kong-Chiang Mai, Hong Kong-Phuket, Singapore-Phuket and Singapore-Krabi. Bookings for the special fares will be available from today until 25 June, for travel dates up until 30 November, this year.