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Destination: Thailand
01 April 2024 | Written by Chris Alexander

A Message from our Thailand office: 

Hello from Bangkok, Thailand! 

The summer season is already underway in Thailand, with gorgeous weather nationwide and average temperatures around 30–38°C. This makes the kingdom the perfect place for travellers looking for somewhere warm and sunny in the months ahead. Summer is also a good time to visit Thailand due to the many great deals and relatively lower prices available at this time of year.

At Panorama Destination, we’re already seeing a steady rise in the number of travellers coming to Thailand for their summer holidays, with groups and FITs from European countries and the USA currently taking round tours of Thailand with us. If your clients would like to know more about what’s on offer, we’ll be happy to meet their request and offer some suggestions.

Taking a broader look at the tourism landscape in Thailand, there’s plenty of new developments and upcoming events to report. For starters, the government has just unveiled plans to build a new airport in Phayao, which will cost around two billion baht, as part of a wider initiative that will turn the northern province into a major tourist destination.

Speaking of the north, Chiang Mai remains one of our top attractions, and this city is the perfect place to celebrate the upcoming Songkran and Thai New Year festival (13-17 April). Please also note our office will be closed on those dates. If your clients are in search of sunshine and white sandy beaches, the south of Thailand is the place to be. We have a number of excellent island hopping adventures to enjoy, including this combined trip to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao.

Wherever your clients want to travel and whenever they intend to visit, Thailand really does offer something for everyone. With our unparalleled experience, excellent travel infrastructure and an extensive range of programmes available, Panorama Destination Thailand is your guide to the Land of Smiles. We look forward to tailoring unforgettable travel experiences for you soon!

Pat Pattaranan Sappattarabune 

General Manager, Panorama Destination Thailand.

Destination digest: Thailand news in brief 

A selection of bitesize stories and positive developments making the news in the Land of Smiles recently: 

Thailand targets record tourism numbers in 2024

The Tourism Ministry of Thailand has reported that the country welcomed approximately 5.98 million international tourists from the beginning of the year until 25 February, marking a significant increase of 48 percent compared to the same period last year. Notably, the number of visitors from China alone accounted for 1.1 million of the total arrivals. In light of this surge, the Thai government has set an ambitious target to attract a record-breaking 40 million foreign tourists by the end of the year, following the 28 million visitors received last year.

(source: Travel and Tour World)

TAT Partners with Big C to Launch Tourist Shopping Campaign From April-May

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has partnered with Big C Supercenter and its 49 suppliers to launch two exciting shopping campaigns offering tourists and residents a chance to win perks and discounts while travelling in Thailand during 1 April – 31 May 2024. Foreign tourists will be offered privileges under the “Thailand Lucky Landing” campaign, while Thais and expats will be able to enjoy discounts and accumulate points under the ‘Suk Thanthee…Thi Tiew Thai, Suk Pai Gan Yai Thi Big C’ (literally translated as ‘happy travelling in Thailand, double happiness at Big C’) campaign.

(source: Pattaya Mail)

Government performs U-turn on cannabis tourism: what travellers need to know

Just 18 months after Thailand opened the floodgates by legalising cannabis, the country’s new conservative coalition government is seeking to slam them shut. When Thailand became the first country in Asia to legalise cannabis, it sparked a thriving weed tourism industry that many feared would be difficult to put a lid on. The conservative coalition government headed by the Pheu Thai Party is behind the calls for a crackdown on cannabis, which has been poorly regulated since its legalisation.

(source: Euronews)

Thailand and the Philippines to sign new joint agreement

Thailand is hoping to sign within the year a tourism deal with the Philippines that would jumpstart the “two-country, one-destination” initiative, its top diplomat in the Philippines said on Friday. Under the concept, the two governments will ramp up promotions and encourage foreign tourists visiting either of the two states to have the Philippines or Thailand as their second stop. “The two-country, one-destination concept is reflected in the implementation part under the memorandum of understanding (MOU) on tourism cooperation between Thailand and the Philippines,” said Thailand Ambassador Tull Traisorat in a recent statement.

(source: PageOne)

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