The Tourism Authority of Thailand is currently working on a series of tourism marketing and promotion activities to attract tourists to the kingdom during the remainder of this year as well as the years to come. Among the strategies is the plan to reiterate the charms of Thai culture and heritage, including a talk-of-the-town activity: “Thailand Happiness” Street Festival Extravaganza over the 25-26 July weekend.
During the two-day period, the primary business and shopping district of downtown Bangkok is to be converted into a giant festival of happiness, joy, fun and Thai smiles as part of a big-bang effort to show the world that Thai tourism is more than back to normal.
Thailand remains a safe tourist destination, offering a wide variety of tourist attractions, ranging from unique culture, abundant natural beauty and remarkable variety of activities, including soft-adventure, spa, shopping and medical tourism.
Thailand is always ready to welcome tourists with a friendly smile. Visitors planning to visit the kingdom need not worry about the country being under the administration of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) as that has had no impact on tourism at all.
In fact, the NCPO has launched several measures over the past two months in an aim to better facilitate tourists as well as boost tourism. Five beaches in Phuket, namely Patong, Surin, Bang Tao, Laypang and Layan, have now retained their natural pristine states, following a clear-out of food hawkers, massage huts, beach lounger and umbrella rental businesses. In addition, Pattaya has received a clean-up of its beachside walkway.
The NCPO also ordered a clampdown on illicit control of taxi operations at Bangkok and Phuket Airports, as well as an application of a computerised taxi queuing system at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Source : The Tourism Authority of Thailand