Tourism Authority of Thailand reassures confidence in China market

Monday 07 September, 2015Bangkok, 7 September, 2015 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) staged a series of strategic promotion and marketing activity during 30 August to 2 September, 2015, to reassure confidence in the kingdom as a top tourist destination among potential travellers in the two Chinese cities of  Hangzhou and Chengdu.

H.E. Kobkarn at an interview session with Thai and Chinese media during the second ATTA China Road Show in Chengdu on 2 September, 2015.

H.E. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports, graciously presided over the Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA) China Road Show in Hangzhou and Chengdu on 31 August and 2 September, 2015, respectively. She headed the Thai delegation to meet with local tour operators and media to reassure Thailand as a safe and top wish-list outbound destination in Southeast Asia among Chinese travellers.

She said, “During my visit to Hangzhou and Chengdu, I’m really touched and very proud to realise that Chinese people do love Thai people, and I’d like to state that Thai people likewise love Chinese people. I’d like to assure all Chinese people that the Thai government will exercise every possible measure to ensure safety and security for Chinese tourists while travelling in Thailand.”


H.E. Kobkarn (maroon dress, standing) shares the moment with Chinese travel agents and tour operators during the ATTA China Road Show 2015 in Chengdu.

The second ATTA China Road Show in Hangzhou and Chengdu connected more than 100 Thai tourism operators with over 1,000 Chinese travel agents and tour operators, allowing them the opportunities to discuss prospect business deals and to provide updates on the current tourism situation in Thailand.

Prior to the ATTA China Road Show, the TAT Chengdu Office hosted the ‘Discover the Different Thailand’ evening reception, which gathered up top 10 Chinese travel bloggers, who had been voted earlier via personal computer and mobile application, to share their experiences in Thailand. The offline and online activity gained more than 3 million page views during 11 August – 7 September, 2015.





In addition, the luxury product presentation “Amazing Thailand Amazing Stories” gala dinner took place on 1 September, 2015, in Chengdu, welcoming more than 150 top tour operators, luxury car club, ladies’ associations, press and media from Chengdu, Xian, Chongqing and Kunming. The event showcased the latest update in Thailand’s tourism products and services with special displays on Thai kickboxing, golf, spa, and fruit and vegetable carving as well as Thai cultural and music performances.

Some of the Chinese delegates at the special display on Thai fruit and vegetable carving during the Amazing Thailand Amazing Stories gala dinner in Chengdu.


Mr. Pongsathorn Kessasamli, TAT Deputy Governor for International Marketing (Asia and South Pacific), tells the Chinese delegates of Amazing Thailand Amazing Stories.

Above four pictures: Mr. Pongsathorn Kessasamli, TAT Deputy Governor for International Marketing (Asia and South Pacific) joined the top 10 Chinese travel bloggers in sharing experiences in Thailand during the ‘Discover the Different Thailand’ evening reception, hosted by TAT Chengdu Office.