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TAT, THAI celebrate 130 years of Thailand-Japan diplomatic ties

Jun 24. 2017
Photo Credit: Tourism Authority of Thailand
Photo Credit: Tourism Authority of Thailand
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By The Nation

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As part of the celebrations to mark the 130th anniversary of Thailand-Japan diplomatic relations, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Thai Airways International (THAI) are jointly organising a “Thailand Mega Fam Trip” for 130 leading travel and media representatives from Japan to enjoy unique Thai local experiences in Bangkok, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, and Kanchanaburi.

TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn said, “Thailand and Japan have enjoyed strong diplomatic relations for over a century. Also, Japan is one of Thailand’s top markets, contributing 1.43 million tourists last year. This trip will help deepen the understanding of our country through a specially-designed itinerary that highlights beautiful scenery, as well as cultural and historical sites of Thailand.”

The Thailand Mega Fam Trip is taking place this week, from 21-24 June. Of the total 130 participants, 60 are from travel agencies and the remaining are from print and online media companies as well as public relations agencies.

Yuthasak said, “The Thailand Mega FAM Trip is to offer Japanese travel agents and members of the media new experiences of travelling in Thailand, so that they can share with their clients, readers and followers. We hope that the many great stories and pictures from this trip will help inspire Japanese travellers to choose Thailand as their preferred destination for their future trips.”

Earlier this year, TAT also provided special support to the Ayutthaya “Kizuna” Ekiden 2017 – 130th Anniversary of Thailand and Japan Foreign Relationship” long-distance relay running race, which took place on March 12 at the Ayutthaya Historical Park, Ayutthaya. Also, TAT has recently appointed Nogizaga 46 – a famous idol girl group in Japan as a Thailand Tourism Brand Ambassador to promote Thai tourism to the Japanese market.

In 2017, TAT expect to generate tourism income of around Bt65.37 billion from 1.5 million Japanese travellers to the country.

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