In efforts to promote Thailand as a perfect holiday destination and to re-connect with the Kolkata travel trade in the New Year, the Tourism Authority of Thailand-New Delhi office organised a destination presentation and update followed by a networking lunch for travel agents, wedding planners and travel media in Kolkata at The Oberoi Grand on January 12, 2023.
The afternoon started with a B2B session between Thai hotel representatives and the Travel Trade in Kolkata. The participating hotels included well-known hotel chains in Thailand, such as Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts, Dusit Thani Hotels and Resorts, Kata Group and Beyond Resorts, La Vida Samui Hospitality Group, Preferred Hotels and Resorts, Cross Hotels and Resorts. The national carrier of Thailand, THAI Airways International also participated in the event.
The event commenced with a welcome note given by Piyapan Atipatya, Acting Consul-General of Thailand in Kolkata, who welcomed Indian travellers to visit Thailand in the New Year.
This was followed by a destination update and presentation highlighting the current tourism updates in Thailand for Indian travellers. The presentation also emphasized on “Visit Thailand Year 2023” along with TAT’s new marketing campaign “Amazing New Chapters” A to Z Thailand has it all. This campaign emphasises that Thailand has everything to suit each traveller’s needs and wants, and offers new perspectives as well as new experiences in Thailand.
Next, there were product presentations by the Thai hotel partners and airline partner, who showcased their products to the travel trade and highlighted the USPs of their products.
The afternoon ended with an exciting Lucky draw and authentic Thai food lunch.
The event saw a good attendance of 75 guests including travel agents, wedding planners and travel media. This was a great initiative to connect Thai Airways and participating Thai hotels with the Kolkata travel trade and also to keep them updated on tourism in Amazing Thailand.