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| Thailand eyes Marina Hub of ASEAN status with inaugural yacht show in February |
The inaugural ‘Thailand Yacht Show 2016’ is taking place from 8-14 February, 2016, at the Ao Po Grand Marina, Phuket, as part of the Royal Thai Government’s plan to position Thailand as a ‘Marina Hub of ASEAN’ to help stimulate growth for the Thai economy and the tourism sector.
The Thailand Yacht Show 2016 features over 50 participating yachts and more than 2,000 attendees including yachting operators, yacht owners, shipyard operators, yacht repair service providers, investors, and the general public. It is set to be a powerful platform for Thai entrepreneurs to unveil their products and one-stop services to high-end customers ranging from yachting financial solutions, long-term leasing services, insurance services, on-board catering services, on-board yacht services by captains or yacht crews, and after-sales services to technician services by well-trained and certified yachting experts.
H.E. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports said, “The first Thailand Yacht Show 2016 aligns well with the government’s policy to enhance the image of Thailand as a quality leisure destination. The positive news streaming from hosting the event as well as the introduction of yachting products and services will be a substantial part to strengthen the image of Thailand as a high-profile tourist destination.”