Thailand looks to go Dutch with tourists from the Netherlands

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) roadshow continues to gather a head of steam with the Netherlands the most recent European country on its hit list.
Last week, the TAT was in Germany on the ITB Berlin 2023 occasion to formally launch the ‘Visit Thailand Year 2023: Amazing New Chapters’ marketing campaign, which goals to promote sustainable and responsible tourism in Thailand, specializing in meaningful journey experiences. Yesterday, the TAT, and the Tourism Association of Koh Samui, Surat Thani, organised the Post ITB Roadshow in Amsterdam, Netherlands on March 13.
The roadshow gathered a quantity of dignitaries that included: Surat Thani Governor Vitchavut Jinto, Thai Ambassador to The Hague Chatri Archjananun, Deputy Director of TAT in the Paris workplace Nuttira Aumponpan, over forty journey agents from the Netherlands, 20 entrepreneurs from Koh Samui, Koh Pangan, Koh Tao, and Khao Sok, and airways such as Bangkok Airways and EVA, which provide direct flights from Amsterdam to Thailand.
Business discussions between the Thai entrepreneurs and Dutch participants proved profitable, reported KhaoSod. Travel agents expressed keen curiosity in studying more about accommodations, actions, prices, and different bundle excursions to nearby areas similar to Koh Samui, Koh Pangan, Koh Tao, and the city of Surat Thani. The focus was on cultural excursions and wellness, with an emphasis on selling environmentally friendly tourism, together with low-carbon tourism. Moreover, the province plans to mix the advertising of Khao Sok National Park and Cheow Lan Lake for the upcoming summer.
The promotion is anticipated to attract more vacationers from the Netherlands to the province this yr, with hopes that the number of vacationers will return to pre-Covid ranges. Local businessmen are keen to provide tourists with meaningful and sustainable travel experiences.
Chengdu to Samui
Koh Samui is now opening its doors to Chinese guests. According to Kanokkittika Kritwuttikon, the director of TAT Koh Samui, a single weekly flight from Chengdu to Samui is scheduled this month.
Itemized , which is ready to utilize an Airbus A319 that can accommodate 140 passengers, is about to depart every Sunday. However, the TAT Samui has plans to increase flight frequency to 3 instances per week come May.
Kritwuttikon disclosed that almost all Chinese vacationers sometimes travel solo and keep for an average of seven days. She famous that the region is a favorite vacation spot for high-spending Chinese travellers, with 308,303 visitors recorded in 2019. These tourists spent an average of 6,118 baht per day, which amounted to a staggering 14 billion baht in revenue – a remarkable 24% of the overseas spending in the region.
The TAT is projecting that roughly 300,000 Chinese vacationers will visit Thailand within the first quarter of 2023, indicating regular progress in the sector. Nevertheless, the group is optimistic that the pattern will persist all yr long and push the variety of Chinese visitors to five million by 2023..

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