TAT signs MOU with Alitrip to boost Quality Tourism from China


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Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor (4th from left) Mrs. Srisuda Wanapinyosak, TAT Deputy for International Marketing Asia and South Pacific (3rd from left) Ms. Runjuan Tongrut, TAT Executive Director of the East Asia Region (2nd from left) Mr. Chuwit Sirivajjakul, Director of TAT Shanghai Office (1st from left) Mr. Li Shaohua, Chief Executive Officer of Alitrip (4th from right) and executives of Alitrip

Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor (4th from left) Mrs. Srisuda Wanapinyosak, TAT Deputy for International Marketing Asia and South Pacific (3rd from left) Ms. Runjuan Tongrut, TAT Executive Director of the East Asia Region (2nd from left) Mr. Chuwit Sirivajjakul, Director of TAT Shanghai Office (1st from left) Mr. Li Shaohua, Chief Executive Officer of Alitrip (4th from right) and executives of Alitrip

Shanghai, 16 November 2016 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand and the giant Chinese Online Travel Agent, Alitrip have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to boost their online cooperation in promoting Thailand at the China International Travel Mart (CITM) in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China.

Mr. Li Shao Hua, Chief Executive Officer of Alitrip,(left) and Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, (right) sign the historic MOU

The MoU, signed by Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, the TAT Governor, and Mr. Li Shao Hua, Chief Executive Officer of Alitrip, is designed to raise the quality of Chinese tourism to Thailand and enable the TAT to promote FIT Market focussing on luxury travel, health & wellness, sports, etc. Both sides will cooperate to specifically target these groups of travellers, and undertake joint marketing campaigns to promote the packages.

The MOU marks a new milestone in Chinese Thai tourist relations.

The MOU marks a new milestone in Chinese Thai tourist relations.

Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor said, “China is the biggest source of tourists to Thailand and this MOU marks a new milestone in the relationship between our nations. We will be able to jointly work on marketing and publicity and promote the best ways Chinese visitors can enjoy Thailand via one of the best known web platforms in China PRC.”

Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, the TAT Governor, speaks at the China International Travel Mart (CITM)

AliTirip is an online travel business and marketing platform under the Alibaba group. The online platform currently has over 10,000 sellers who provide airline tickets, hotel and holiday packages, hotel booking services, tour guides and visa application services. The site also has an online payment process and customer protection scheme.

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