Bangkok, 13 June, 2015 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in collaboration with Thai Airways International (THAI), the Immigration Bureau, and Airports of Thailand (AOT) has today organised the activity ‘Thailand’s Luckiest Visitor’ to greet and award a free trip to the thirteen millionth tourist at Suvarnabhumi Airport.
The luckiest visitor who has won the free trip to Thailand is Ms. Vu Minh Phuong, from Vietnam.
In her welcome speech at today’s ceremony, Minister of Tourism and Sports H.E. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said, “On behalf of the Royal Thai Government, it is my great pleasure to extend a warm welcome to Ms. Vu Minh Phuong, Thailand’s Luckiest Visitor. I also would like to extend my sincere thanks to TAT, Thai Airways, the Immigration Bureau, and AOT as well as all concerned public and private stakeholders and the Thai people for being such a good host and helping to ensure that all guests of Thailand enjoy a memorable experience while holidaying here in the kingdom.”
The activity in conjunction with “2015 Discover Thainess” aims to encourage the number of international tourists to visit Thailand in order to explore the endless charm of Thailand, the diversity of destinations, full flavours of Thai cuisine, fascinating uniqueness of the traditions and culture, as well as the friendliness of its people which brings about a memorable journey that sets the travelling experience apart from other countries.
Mrs. Juthaporn Rerngronasa, TAT’s Acting Governor, said, “We would like to thank all international tourists visiting Thailand with this reward for their contribution. Moreover, we are looking forward to welcoming many more international visitors, both first-time and repeaters, to enjoy their vacation in Thailand for the rest of this year. Our country is able to fulfill every idea of your holiday. Those who have once visited Thailand will yearn to rediscover its charm time after time.
The tourism situation in 2015 has been shaping up very well. According to the preliminary figure of Thailand’s tourist arrivals from January to May 2015, Thailand welcomed a total of 12.45 million, a 24.72 percent increase over the same period in 2014 and represented a 13.07 percent growth over the same period in 2013.
The lucky traveller will receive two economy-class return air tickets from their international port of origin to Thailand as well as enjoy a five-night accommodation in Thailand for the next trip. The prize is valid within one year.
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