Bangkok, 10 January, 2018 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) invites local and international tourists to discover the Kingdom’s amazing attractions at the Thailand Tourism Festival 2018 (TTF 2018), to be held in Bangkok’s Lumphini Park from 17 to 21 January.
Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn (in photo centre), TAT Governor, said: “The incredible experiences and attractions on offer all across Thailand are being showcased at this year’s Thailand Tourism Festival, or TTF 2018, plus a delicious array of food, fascinating culture, live music, and more.”
The 38th edition of the festival will be made up of ten zones, including:
Zone 1: Follow In the King’s Footsteps – the Art and Science of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Visitors will enjoy this captivating, first-of-its-kind zone, set up in front of the statue of King Rama VI (located at the main gate of Lumphini Park).
Zone 2: Domestic travel products – introducing all that’s on offer for domestic travellers.
Zone 3: Discover Thainess in five regions – the Northern village will feature King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s ‘Sufficiency Economy Philosophy’, information about local hill tribes, and Doi Tung coffee shops. The Northeastern village will highlight the region’s refreshed image. The Central region village will feature a fun temple fair, and a traditional Thai house, with workshops on Thai handicrafts. The Southern Thai village will showcase how – as well as beautiful beaches – the South offers friendly local communities, preserved old towns and a thriving food culture. The Eastern village presents a ‘Shades of Eastern’ theme, with a cruise ship highlighting the luxury and family experiences on offer.
Moreover, both locals and foreign visitors are able to witness a cultural procession from the five regions, starting at 17.00 Hrs. every day.
Zone 4: Unique culinary delights zone – offers food from Bangkok’s 50 districts and Thailand’s five regions, including cooking demonstrations, giving visitors a taste of the vibrancy of the Kingdom’s cuisine.
Zone 5: The ‘Main Stage’ zone – will host the opening ceremony and VIP reception area, plus a variety of Thai cultural and contemporary performances from leading Thai artists and celebrities throughout the five-day event.
Zone 6: The TAT Studio – will showcase the work of TAT, and its new promotional campaign ‘Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018’ as well as live streaming special activities at each zone via the LED screens installed throughout the event’s venue.
Zone 7: Outdoor Fest zone – showcasing outdoor adventure tourism, plus a range of food trucks selling tasty treats.
Zone 8: TAT LAB – featuring fascinating products and activities targeting seniors, Gen Y, families and women, under the concept of LAB – L: Local & Global Linkage; A: Add More Value; B: Brilliant Idea. There will be workshops as well as panel discussions on related topics.
Zone 9: CSR ‘Trash to Treasure’ – designed to raise awareness among visitors, including an array of activities; such as, lucky draws and souvenirs.
Zone 10: Pracharath zone – held in collaboration with partner organisations including the Department of Mineral Resources; Zoological Park Organization; ThaiBev; The SUPPORT Arts and Crafts International Centre of Thailand; Navy Tourism Centre; Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand; Lam Takhong Power station; Thailand Post; Nakonchai Air; AirAsia; Thailand Tourist Police; and Bangkok Mass Transit Authority.
The Thailand Tourism Festival 2018 will be held at Lumphini Park, from 17 to 21 January, from 12:00 to 22:00 Hrs. Visitors are encouraged to arrive via BTS Sala Daeng Station or the MRT underground Silom Station.
The event is expected to attract about 600,000 local and international visitors.
Photo gallery: During the press conference, the TAT also showcased some of Thai local experiences to be featured at the TTF 2018
Photo caption of the TAT Executives presented during today’s press conference:
1: Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor (centre)
2: Mr. Thanit Tanbuaklee, Director of Bangkok Tourism Division (5th from right)
3: Mr. Tanes Petsuwan, Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications (4th from right)
4: Mr. Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, Deputy Governor for Policy and Planning (3rd from right)
5: Mr. Klissada Ratanapruk, Executive Director of Southern Market Division (far right)
6: Mr. Noppadon Pakprot, Deputy Governor for Domestic Marketing (5th from left)
7: Mr. Siripakorn Cheawsamoot, Advisor 10 (4th from left)
8: Mrs. Panjit Santhatkollakarn, Executive Director of Central Region Market Division (3rd from left)
9: Mr. Wiboon Nimitrwanich, Executive Director of Eastern Market Division (2nd from left)
10: Miss Somradee Chitchong, Executive Director of Northern Market Division (far left)