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| Chiang Mai gets ready to Host ASEAN Tourism Forum 2018 |
is all set to host ASEAN Tourism Forum 2018 from 22 to 26 January,
2018. The city makes final
arrangements for one of the most significant annual travel events in Asia. ATF
rotates between ASEAN member nations and comprises numerous high-level public
and private sector meetings. These include the ASEAN Tourism Ministers
Meeting, a gathering of ASEAN National Tourism Organization Chiefs
plus Airlines Meetings, Press briefing, Tourism Conference and the must attend Travel Exchange Trade Fair.
Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand said,
“Chiang Mai is Thailand’s second largest city and the economic engine of
Northern Thailand and remains one of the Kingdom’s must visit destination.
Chiang Mai maintain its charming traditions and is still known for its lovely
Lanna Temples and family friendly attractions. Chiang Mai’s travel trade
continues to expand its product offering, diversifying recently into adrenaline-
based adventure tourism and gastronomy tourism to name just a few activities.
Chiang Mai received the accolades because it remains the perfect place to enjoy
unique Thai local experience, such as ‘Fire Massages’ at Ban Rai Kong
Khing Community Centre or a sit down Northern Style Khantoke dinner.
Blessed with a wonderful climate, rich local cultural, natural heritage and
numerous Royal Projects, Chiang Mai continues to benefits from convenient air
access with a multitude of flights arriving from around SoutheastAsia, North
Asia and Europe in addition to numerous domestic flights. Chiang Mai boast
a complete range of accommodation including many top class resorts and hotels. ”
Chiang Mai was recently named 3rd best city in the world by the Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards: The World's Top 15 cities for 2017 in a recent reader's poll. The Travel + Leisure magazine poll places Chiang Mai tops among Asian cities for the 2nd Consecutive year, while Bangkok appears on 8th position. The score is based on a survey of over 300,000 International Travel + Leisure readers who were asked to rate the "Best of the Best" in International Travel Experience. The award winning city also ranked 12th in the TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards' Top 25 Destinations in Asia.