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Destination: Thailand
03 June 2024 | Written by Chris Alexander

A Message from our Thailand office: 

Hello from Bangkok!  

Tourism in Thailand is really warming up this June, just in time for the summer season. At Panorama Destination, we also have lots of reasons to celebrate, and the future’s looking bright. Let’s jump right into the latest news from the Land of Smiles. 

There’s a range of festivals, anniversaries and celebrations coming up in the calendar this month, including our Queen’s birthday on 3 June, which will be a national holiday (please note: our office will be closed on this date).   

Bangkok Pride Festival 2024 is already underway in Bangkok and in cities nationwide. From 31 May to 4 June, The festivities will include forums, concerts and a drag festival, all united under a common theme: Celebration of Love. The main parade will take place on 1 June, starting from 3 PM at the National Stadium and making its way to Ratchaprasong Intersection. 

On the subject of pride, Panorama Destination is delighted to announce that on 14 June we will celebrate our 7-year anniversary of operations in Thailand! This is a truly momentous occasion for us, and we’d like to thank everyone who’s supported us on this journey so far. We look forward to many more years of fruitful collaboration together! 

Before that, we’ll be heading to Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) from 5-7 June. Held in Khao Lak, Phang-nga, this year’s edition of Thailand’s leading B2B travel industry show is expected to welcome more than 920 participants. If you’re one of them, we look forward to seeing you there!  

TTM+ will offer a platform for us to showcase some of our latest and greatest offerings with clients, partners and industry professionals. This season, we’re especially focused on central, north and eastern Thailand, as these regions are the backdrop for some truly excellent overland excursions during the rainy season. 

Other unmissable products from Panorama Destination Thailand include our Eastern Coastline package, which includes visits to three provinces in the Gulf of Thailand – Chonburi (Pattaya), Rayong and Chantaburi. It includes a mix of idyllic fruit orchards, a delightful fishing village and mangrove forests, combined with delicious Thai cuisine and stays in beautiful beach hotels.  

Around this time of year, Thailand is lush and green, with fresh air and clear skies after the rainfall, and the weather is not too hot. This makes the summer rainy season a perfect time for land activities like trekking, water rafting and mountain hiking. For fruit lovers, now is also the optimum time for picking durians, mangosteen, rambutans and lychees. There are also many colourful events to enjoy during the pride month in Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Samui. Contact us for the best offers available, and a little extra inspiration for your travels. 

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: 

New Formula One circuit planned for 2028  

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has announced plans to construct a Formula One racing circuit near U-Tapao Airport in Rayong province within the next three to four years. The prime minister shared this vision after meeting with Formula One Group executives in Milan yesterday (19/5). The PM emphasised the importance of international sporting events for boosting tourism, expressing the government’s intention for Thailand to host the F1 World Championship.  

(source: Thaiger

Bangkok Pride Festival 2024 promotes tourism diversity  

The Bangkok Pride Festival 2024 is set to become a major event in the LGBTQIA+ calendar, thanks to the collaboration between Naruemit Pride, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, civil society and the private sector. This festival, themed “Celebration of Love,” will take place from 31 May  to 4 June 2024. Organisers view it as a pivotal moment for Thailand, showcasing its capacity to host significant events like the InterPride World Conference 2025 and Bangkok WorldPride 2030. 

(source: Travel and Tour World

Southeast Asia six-nation visa to draw more tourist arrivals  

A Thailand-initiated single visa programme for six ASEAN countries is expected to help Vietnam attract more long-haul and high-spending travellers, according to insiders. Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has discussed the Schengen-type visa with his counterparts in Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar and Vietnam in recent months, aiming to ensure seamless mobility for travellers in all six countries. 

(source: Nation Thailand

Thailand targets 465 billion baht in central region tourism revenue  

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is set to promote the central region with new flight connections to the south and northeast, aiming to generate 465 billion baht in tourism revenue this year. Following a mobile cabinet meeting in Phetchaburi province, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin directed TAT to boost tourism in Suphan Buri, Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, and Phetchaburi. The initiative will focus on enhancing connections in areas adjacent to central provinces and encouraging cross-regional tourism.  

(source: Thaiger)  

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