TAT supports launch of new ASQ/ALQ booking platform

Bangkok, 26 December, 2020 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is delighted to announce the most recent example of tourism-related public-private sector co-operation with the launch of  https://asq.ascendtravel.com platform for booking ASQ/ALQ hotels in Thailand.

The Digital Council of Thailand and ASQ-ALQ Thailand Club, together with leading Thai travel start-ups, Ascend Travel and Horganice teamed up to launch the online platform in Thai and English. It features more than 100 ASQ/ALQ hotels in Thailand, along with value-added services to meet all Thai Ministry of Public Health quarantine requirements.

Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said, “As a collaboration between the government and the private sector, this is a new alternative for booking ASQ/ALQ hotels in Thailand during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was created to assist both Thais

TAT & Beyond City Thailand launch smart map platform for safe travel in the new normal

Bangkok, 23 December, 2020 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), in collaboration with Beyond City Thailand, yesterday jointly launched the newly-developed smart map application under the “Thailand Smart Tourism Platform” to provide tourists with fast access to information for safe travel in the new normal.

H.E. Mr. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, Minister of Tourism and Sports, presided over the press launch at Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), which took place yesterday (22 December, 2020).

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Thailand extends happy New Year 2021 best wishes to the world

Bangkok, 24 December, 2020 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is launching a new 30-second television commercial (TVC) to wish the world a happy New Year 2021 and help all look beyond the challenges of 2020, as we continue to get through the COVID-19 pandemic together.

Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said, “Until we can meet again, TAT would like to wish everyone around the world health and happiness for the New Year 2021. It’s a brand new year and opportunity for all to look forward to a brighter future, so we hope the new TVC helps keep Thailand top-of-mind with potential travellers.”

The TVC features the warm smiles of the Thai people around the country, as a reminder of Thailand’s incredible hospitali

Thailand continues to reopen for travellers slowly and safely

Bangkok, 23 December, 2020 – Thailand’s tourism sector continues to safely and slowly reopen welcoming international travellers to the country with special tourist initiatives, while also remaining vigilant by enforcing strict public health guidelines to protect all during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Royal Thai Government recently lifted restrictions on the Special Tourist Visa (STV), which allows entry for tourists from any country or territory worldwide. Prior to this, STV holders were only allowed from low-risk countries. The STV offers visitors an initial 90-day visa with two extensions totalling 270 days. The STV was also extended to allow arrival by private yacht.

Thailand also offers a single-entry Tourist Visa (TR) that permits stays of up to 60 days

TAT presents ‘Amazing Thailand Phoenix Wall’ paintings to Bangkok’s historic Talat Noi community

Bangkok, 21 December, 2020 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) today presented a collection of Amazing Thailand Phoenix Wall paintings to the historic community of Talat Noi, which sits on the edge of Bangkok’s famous Chinatown alongside the Chao Phraya River.

TAT presents ‘Amazing Thailand Phoenix Wall’ paintings to Bangkok’s historic Talat Noi community

Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said, “The Amazing Thailand Phoenix Wall paintings were commissioned by TAT as a sign of the Talat Noi community’s longstanding history and importance, both in economic and cultural terms, that the area has

Thailand and TAT reap bounty of Chinese awards for 2020

Bangkok, 22 December, 2020 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to review the multiple awards Thailand and TAT have received from prestigious institutions and influential media in China during 2020.

The TAT Beijing office was awarded the ‘Tourism Marketing Content Award 2020’, for its continuation and effectiveness on tourism promotion activities in 2020, at The World Explores 2020 event organised by Mafengwo, China’s renowned online travel platform with 120 million active users per year and over 30 million-page views per day. Mafengwo is recognised as the ‘Travel Bible for the Young Generation’ of Chinese as 65% of its users are between 18-35 years old.

The TAT Chengdu Office director, Mrs. Kanokkittika Kritwutikon was selected as one of 12 ‘Cover Lady 2020’ of Sichuan Province in the category of international National Tourism Organisation (NTO) on tourism promotion by Cover Media. The selection was based on over 32 million dow

TAT offers ‘Happy DIY Set’ to quarantined tourists

Bangkok, 21 December, 2020 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), together with the ASQ Thailand Club, is offering a ‘Happy DIY Set’ to foreign visitors who book and stay in Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) accommodation during the mandatory 14-day period after arriving in Thailand.

TAT offers 'Happy DIY Set' to quarantined tourists

Ms. Thapanee Kiatpaiboon, TAT Deputy Governor of Tourism Products and Business, said, “The ‘Happy DIY Set’ showcases Thai handicrafts from local communities around the kingdom. This is meant as a token of appreciation for visiting Thailand and to stimulate creativity during the 14-night stay at ASQ accommodation, which is required for all Th

TAT successfully organises Amazing Thailand Health and Wellness 2020

Bangkok, 18 December, 2020 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently organised the Amazing Thailand Health and Wellness Virtual Trade Meet 2020 to keep the country’s award-winning health and wellness sector top-of-mind while travel to Thailand is restricted due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Running from 15 to 17 December, the three-day event was attended by 51 Thai suppliers and 86 buyers exceeding the target of 80 buyers. The sellers comprised 13 existing Thai suppliers and 38 new participants across seven product and service sectors from 12 provinces including 26 from Bangkok alone. The 86 buyers hailed from 27 countries, including 37 from Europe and the Middle East, 24 from East Asia (China and South Korea), 16 from ASEAN, South Asia, and Oceania, and nine from the Americas.

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TAT welcomes new Michelin stars as Thai culinary scene thrives

Bangkok, 17 December, 2020 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) yesterday welcomed recent additions to the country’s growing stable of Michelin starred restaurants, with two new entrants and two given an additional star as part of the 28 total Michelin stars awarded.

These were included in the fourth edition of The Michelin Guide in Thailand, which features 299 dining establishments inclusive of 6 two-star, 22 one-star, 106 Bib Gourmand, and 165 Michelin Plate eateries. It covers restaurants in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Phang Nga, with TAT looking to expand coverage to more  area in the country by 2021 under a five-year agreement with Michelin.

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