The Tourism Authority
of Thailand (TAT) will be hosting cultural and rustic trips for delegates
attending The World Travel and Tourism (WTTC)
Global Summit 2017 and their partners. The trips will showcase some of the
Unique Local Thai Experiences that can be enjoyed in and around Bangkok to industry leaders attending
the summit on 26-27 April.
The Rustic Thailand and Bangkok Medley Tours will take place
on 27 and 28 of April 2017 and will give world leaders in the tourism industry
the chance to experience the cultural and historical attractions of Bangkok and
a traditional way of life on the canals of Amphawa. This is in line with the
TAT’s drive to promote local experiences and Thainess to visitors.
Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of Tourism Authority of
Thailand said, “Thailand has long been voted one of the world’s most popular
destinations for tourism, so naturally we want to show off its attractions to
the most influential people in the tourist industry. We will give VIPs the
chance to enjoy uniquely Thai experiences such as visiting the breathtaking
temples of Rattankosin via Tuk-Tuk or seeing a genuine floating market and
exploring the charms of rustic Thailand – activities that showcase Thainess and
a local way of life.”
Hosted by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the Tourism
Authority of Thailand (TAT), The World Travel and Tourism Global Summit 2017
will take place in Bangkok, marking the first time this event has been held in
Southeast Asia. Leaders in a range of tourism fields will address the
conference and there will be roundtable discussions about the future of tourism
and challenges the industry faces.
These industry leaders and their partners have been invited
to join these trips that promote the attractions of Bangkok and nearby parts of
Tour 1, Rustic Thailand will take up to 50 visitors to Damnern Saduak floating market in Ampawa on 27 April. There, they will be
able to enjoy the flower plantations and orchards before going to the market
itself to see traders sell goods from their boats. In the afternoon they’ll
visit Ban Pinsuwan Benjarong village
where they’ll be able to learn a distinctly Thai way of decorating ceramics and
even try their hand at creating their own masterpieces.
Tour 2, Bangkok Medley on 28 April, will give up to 50 WTTC
visitors the chance to enjoy the attractions of Bangkok including the city’s
oldest market, Pak Klong Talad, and
glories of Rattankosin Island
including the Grand Palace and Wat Pra Kaew. Visitors will travel in
iconic Thai Tuk-Tuks, and lunch at Supatra
River House before crossing the river to explore the canals of Thonburi and the famous Bangkok
landmark of Wat Arun.