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Ministeriet for Turisme og Sport har givet grønt lys for projekter

Tourist in ThailandPosted by Soren Wettendorff Thursday, June 24 2010 18:01:42

24 jun 2010 af Duangrudee Somboonruangsri

BANGKOK 24 juni, 2010 - Ministeriet for Turisme og Sport har givet grønt lys for projekter til en værdi Bt150 millioner.

I sidste uge fik et udvalg under ledelse af Ministeriet for Turisme og Sport’s permanent sekretær, Arttachai Burakamkovit, godkendt 43 projekter til en samlet værdi af Bt150 (Dkr. 28,5) millioner udaf 119 projekter til en samlet værdi Bt947 (Dkr.180) millioner.
Fordelingen af de Bt150 millioner, er fordelt med Bt50, til 12 projekter der skal genoprette beskadigede turit attraktioner, Bt46, til 13 projekter for at øge turist attraktionernes administration og forvaltning, Bt48, til 15 projekter til at skabe nye turist attraktioner. Dertil Bt300.000 til projekter med fokus på uddannelse, anvendt forskning, uddannelse, møder og public relations, Bt5, millioner for turist industrien til at skabe fællesskab og indkomster.

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TAT Mega FAM Trip

Tourist in ThailandPosted by Soren Wettendorff Thursday, June 24 2010 17:45:24

24 jun 2010 af Rapeepat Mantanarat oversat af Soren Wettendorff

BANGKOK 24 juni, 2010 - Turisme Authority of Thailand og Thai Airways International har indbudt medier og rejsebureauer fra forskellige markeder til Thailand for at give dem en første hånds indtrykket, at landet igen er sikkert.

Thai Airways International vil sponsorere flyrejser, mens Turisme Authority i Thailand er ansvarlig for indkvartering, måltider, udflugter og landtransport.

TAT viceguvernør for markedsføring, Prakit Piriyakiat forventer omkring 1.000 medie folk og agenter vil deltage i programmet. Datoerne for den første tur, for 500 delegerede, vil finde sted 12-16 juli, men tidsplanen for den anden gruppe er endnu ikke fastsat. "Denne gang vil vi fokusere på medier; med omkring 70% af de deltagende, og de resterende 30%, vil blive rejsebureauer, forklarede han. Det blev fremført, at rejsebureauerne allerede kender Thailand godtnok, men medierne er nødvendigt at vise sikkerhed er iorden, så de ville tage tilbage og skrive positive artikler. Omkring 80% af de inviterer dække kort-og mellemdistance markeder i Asien og Australien, mens kun 20% dækker Europa.

De inviterede fra Asien vil tage forskellige tour ruter.

• Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Bangkok

• Bangkok-Lampang-Chiang Mai-Bangkok

• Bangkok-Chiang Rai-Chiang Mai-Bangkok

• Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Lamphun-Lampang-Chiang Mai-Bangkok

• Bangkok-Nakhon Nayok-Prachinburi-Sakaew-Bangkok

• Bangkok-Rayong-Samet Island-Chantaburi-Bangkok

• Bangkok-Trat-Chantaburi-Bangkok

• Bangkok-Rayong-Samet Island-Bangkok

Europæiske medier og agenter vil blive sendt til den nordøstlige del af landet på følgende ruter.

• Bangkok-Nakhon Ratchasima-Buriram-Si Saket-Bangkok

• Bangkok-Udon Thani-Nakhon Phnom-Mukdahan-Ubon Ratchathani-Bangkok

• Bangkok-Nakhon Ratchasima-Bangkok

Hr. Prakit mener opsving vil blive hurtigere end forventet påbaggrund af data fra Immigration Division 2, 1 til 22. juni, der viste modtagelser af 418.234, et fald på kun 9,86% i forhold til samme periode sidste år. "Nogle dage var antallet af udenlandske besøgende i lufthavnen 20.000 personer. Dette var langt bedre end i maj, hvor antallet af udenlandske besøg faldet til 12.000 ", sagde han. På Phuket Lufthavn, ankom 63.560 udenlandske besøgende, 1 til 20. juni, en 44% forbedring i forhold til samme periode sidste år.

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Laos & Elephants

Tourist in ThailandPosted by Soren Wettendorff Wednesday, October 15 2008 08:46:20

Laos is almost Thailand so a little briefing of whats going on - next year.

Next Febuary 15th & 16th 2009, Sayaboury province (traditional elephant territory) will welcome international guests to the third Festival of Elephants. The 3-day gala event celebrates the sacred elephant and the ancient Lao culture. In 2008 Seventy-four local working elephants, resplendent with gaily decorated howdahs, painted toenails and garlanded with tiaras of wild flowers and their elegantly uniformed mahout, and 50,000 people showed up last time, immersing themselves in the riches and diversity of the Lao ethnic culture. The festival atmosphere is terrific!

Here is a description from 2008 Festival: “Parading 74 elephants through the hectically unpredictable traffic and surrounded by thousands of exuberant Asians who habitually dart, clutching small children, between the lumbering and unbelievably phlegmatic beasts column like legs, has to be experienced to be believed. The Lao have little time or aptitude for organization and display a frighteningly cavalier disregard for personal safety. Elephants and humans mingle freely, un-phased by the pounding racket emitted by huge stereos, pumping out Thai pop music and cranked up to the max. I am here to tell that it is quite an unnerving experience, almost surreal in fact, to find myself surrounded by these slowly and patiently perambulating leviathans. Yet I feel safer strolling amid several hundred tonnes of promenading pachyderms than I do crossing a Lao street. Lao drivers do so as an act of faith and heart stopping disregard for self preservation.”

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Pattaya at night

Tourist in ThailandPosted by Soren Wettendorff Thursday, October 09 2008 12:08:03

If there’s on spot in Thailand a lot of people will agree to be a black spot, then it’s Pattaya.

Why?

Mainly because the press for decades have pressured stories about the “underworld” there, with sleaze, and countless stories about the wild sex life there.

It’s true, it’s there, like at any popular tourist destination people are there to relax and having a good time, and for many a good nightlife, restaurants & shopping is a most. Just back from a pleasant weekend stay at the Amari Orchid – Ocean Tower, I can confirm that the city is rocking. After a superb dinner at the Amari’s mantra restaurant, we headed towards the Pattaya walking street to hook up with friends for an evening out. Turning the last stretch of the North Pattaya road into a walking street is just a perfect idea. Imagine being able to walk and window shopping without having the constant fear of being run down over you head. Some cozy bars there along with what’s Pattaya is famous for as well – the Go-go’s, and we went in.

You can and will find the perverted once, if you are looking for it, but the once we had time to visit were fare from that, if not to say quite tasteful decorated, and a lot of dressed girls. The crowd in there a mix of, of cause single males but a surprisingly high number of middle-aged couples, having the experience of their life and what seems to be a good time to. By the way me and my wife had a good time too.

To be continued…..

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