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Destination: Thailand
06 November 2022 | Written by Chris Alexander

A Message from our Thailand office: 

Hello from Thailand!

There’s plenty of good news to report from the Land of Smiles! High season is approaching, and the Kingdom is welcoming increasingly larger numbers of tourists. Those who visit in November will have plenty to keep them entertained.

First of all, the magical Loy Krathong and lantern festivals will take place this month, as Thais create beautiful offerings of floating lights and fire lanterns. It’s a truly beautiful event that’s not to be missed. The best cities to celebrate this festival are Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, Chiang Mai, Nakhon Phanom and Pattaya. The flying lantern festival will be held in Chiang Mai only.

Panorama Destination Thailand will be attending WTM 2022 in London from 7-9 November, where we’ll be joined by our colleagues and partners from the rest of the Panorama Group. We can’t wait to meet with other industry colleagues and share some of the latest and greatest offerings from Thailand. If you’re travelling to WTM too, we look forward to seeing you there!

One of our top destinations that we’ll be promoting at WTM and more broadly in our upcoming campaigns is Chiang Mai. The city is a hidden gem that offers all kinds of attractions. One of the lesser-visited highlights here is Doi Inthanon; perfect for hikers, mountaineers and nature lovers, the mountain is at its beautiful best this winter.

Winter is the high season for us in Thailand, as many Western travellers escape the cold weather for a getaway in the tropics. To get ready for this seasonal migration, we’ve been conducting in-depth training for all Panorama Destination guides, so they’re able to provide the finest levels of service to our clients in the coming months.

High season officially gets going in November, and we already have many groups arriving from the USA, the UK, the Netherlands and various other European countries. From 5 November until the end of March, we will have three charter flights a week flying from Poland to Bangkok and Phuket. Our Thailand team will be busy working to ensure these arrivals run smoothly.

The next few months are the best time to visit Thailand. There’s good weather in the north and northeast parts of the country, where you can feel the cool breeze and explore misty mountains while camping. As the last of the monsoon rains blow over the Andaman coastline, the sky clears and the sea offers a beautiful and tranquil backdrop to white sandy beaches – island hoppers and sun seekers will be in heaven!

As high season approaches and the tourism landscape comes into full bloom, we can’t wait to welcome you back to Thailand for an amazing holiday with us! If you have any questions or special requirements, please feel free to get in touch.

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: 

Bangkok hosts trade summit from 17-18 October

The Global Association for the Attractions Industry (IAAPA) held the IAAPA APAC Trade Summit 2022 in Bangkok from 17-18 October 2022, with a programme of discussion panels, keynote presentations, table exhibits, and networking opportunities. The event featured speakers and topics to inspire CEOs and executives, and aimed to be a valuable platform for participants to update themselves on timely topics, share thoughts and ideas, and reconnect with fellow industry members.


Thailand and Malaysia continue to develop ties

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is confident that the cooperation between the agency and its counterpart, Tourism Malaysia will boost the tourism industry in both countries. “Both countries have many unique features that attract foreign tourists. We can promote the natural beauty and uniqueness of the arts and cultures,” said Deputy Governor for International Marketing – Asia and South Pacific, in a recent statement.

(source: New Straits Times)

Digital solutions support tourism revival

A new platform will supply comprehensive tourism information in digital content form that meets tourists’ needs – both groups and individuals. Tourists can make advance bookings and payment via the QueQ Application. The development of this online platform is expected to strengthen business sectors and stimulate Thailand’s post-pandemic tourism recovery.

(source: Bangkok Post)

Koh Samui sees influx of Russian tourists

With flights increasing from Russia to Thailand, Koh Samui is seeing an increase in European travellers. The holiday island expects to see a surge in Russian tourism in particular, especially in December to close out the year. Russian tourism has been a big revenue-producing staple of Koh Samui but was stymied by the Covid-19 pandemic and then the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

(source: Thaiger)

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