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Destination: Thailand
31 July 2022 | Written by Chris Alexander

A Message from our Thailand office: 

Hello from Thailand!

This month, our focus is on Bangkok, which has just been voted the best city in Southeast Asia by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine! Panorama Destination Thailand offers a number of great tours that really showcase some of the best highlights the city has to offer – whether taking a longtail boat for a tour of the klong (canals), zipping around the streets in a tuk-tuk, sampling the street food, or simply walking around the many awe-inspiring royal temples, Bangkok has something for everyone to enjoy!

Our core team of sales and reservation personnel has just come back to Bangkok after a 12-day inspection trip to the south of Thailand, where we visited all the hotels we use for our clients in Hua Hin, Chumphon, Khao Sok, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, Koh Phi Phi Phi, Koh Lanta, Krabi and Phuket. The team gained valuable knowledge and experience from the trip, with lots of meetings and inspections of new and existing products. This will help us to ensure all our hotel and supplier partners are ready to receive clients in the coming months.

In July, we welcomed 10 groups of clients from the Netherlands and Poland, who are due to wrap up their travels this month (August). Right now is the peak of the high season for the Dutch market, especially for families and kids; our clients are travelling from the north to the south of Thailand, visiting all the major highlights of the country. For the Polish market, this is the first month that clients have started traveling to three countries in combination (Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam); they started in Thailand and will continue to Cambodia overland, then fly to Vietnam before returning to Thailand for a beach stay in Pattaya.

Now is absolutely the best time to visit Thailand – the mountains and rice fields are green after a little soaking from the monsoon rains, while the river activities are more fun than in the dry season. Trekking is made more comfortable thanks to all the fresh air, while epic views of scenery are more lush and verdant than before. If you like beaches, the Gulf of Thailand is the place to be at the moment – with no rain on this side of the country, you can enjoy sun-kissed days of sunbathing, snorkelling and diving trips.

Wherever and whenever you choose to visit, we look forward to welcoming you to the Land of Smiles for a happy and truly unforgettable holiday! In the meantime, if you should have any questions or special requests, please feel free to get in touch with me directly.

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 bounces back in July

According to Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, more than 400,000 foreign visitors arrived in Thailand in May when the Test & Go scheme was lifted and at least 900,000 were expected monthly from Friday when the Thailand Pass requirement ended. The number is projected to hit 1.5 million per month during the high season. According to the minister, this increase in arrivals will bring in 1.2 trillion baht in tourism revenue by the end of the year.

(source: Bangkok Post)

Quality not quantity: tourism sector targets high-end visitors

On 4 July, government ministers met to discuss plans for the tourism sector. They agreed that operators should avoid offering big discounts to lure tourists, but rather focus on raising the country’s value as a premium travel destination. This follows the launch of a long-term visa programme for wealthy foreigners earlier this year, which was designed to lure high-spending visitors.

(source: Reuters)

North East India festival to be hosted in Bangkok

Held in Bangkok over three days at the very end of July, the North East India Festival will explore the shared history between Thailand and its Asian neighbour, through a series of discussions, exhibitions, buyer-seller meets and events combining a mix of traditional and contemporary song, dance and fashion. The festival is being held to celebrate 75 years of India’s diplomatic relations with Thailand.

 (source: EastMojo)

Thailand to Host ‘Air Sea Land’ Sports Festival

On 1 July, Tourism and Sports Minister Pipat Ratchakitprakan confirmed Thailand will hold a unique sporting event, called the “Air Sea Land Southern International Sports Tourism Festival”, held in various southern states later this year. Among various other attractions, the festival will include surfing, jet skiing, beach volleyball, football, a triathlon and motocross. Visitors will also be able to sample local cuisine and handicrafts. (source: Phuket News)

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