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TAT – Mahan Air Fam Trip to Thailand 2016

13 January 2016, 08:08

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Dubai and Middle East office in cooperation with Royal Thai Embassy Tehran and Mahan Air, held in January a familiarization trip for 26 travel agents from Tehran and four social media influencers based in Iran. On January 8, TAT organized a special table top session wherein Iran agents had a chance to meet more than 55 Thai private companies from hotels, recreation and theme parks to travel agencies.




Mrs. Juthaporn Rerngronasa, Deputy Governor, International Marketing, Tourism Authority of Thailand
 
Iran market is one of the most dynamic market in our region. Iranian tourist in Thailand shows an incredible development over the last year. Based on recent survey conducted, Thailand still leads on top ten for Iranian outbound travellers in terms of facilities such as hotel accommodations, theme & leisure parks, dining, shopping and general entertainment - a clear manifestation that Thailand is still on the top of travel list of Iranians”.

 

 
Mr. Tanes Petsuwan, TAT Executive Director Europe, Africa, and Middle East Region
 
During his speech he mentioned that Middle East visitors to Thailand from January to November 2015 totaled 603,001. The arrivals from United Arab Emirates were 113,228, from Iran 81,404, from Oman 80,365, and from Kuwait 63,214. 

 

 
Group photo of the Iranian delegation and the TAT Executives 

 

 
Snapshot from the presentation of the Iranian market to the Thai hoteliers and travel agents

 

 
Snapshot from the table top session
 
The Iran delegation met with more than 55 Thai private companies from hotels, recreation and theme parks to travel agencies during a table top session.

 

 
Mrs. Juthaporn Rerngronasa, Deputy Governor, International Marketing, Tourism Authority of Thailand
 
Mrs Juthaporn Rerngronasa is giving interview to the Iranian Blogger Mr Erfan Fekri

 

 
Snapshot from the dinner

 

 
Mr Hossein Hosseini, Director Marketing & Route Development of Mahan Air
 
Mr Hosseini during his speech said that “while we are fortunate that many Iranians have already been to Thailand and hopefully planning their next holiday, the demands of travel to Thailand is gradually increasing as well as the demand of family, luxury and new destination travels.” 

 

 
Mr Hossein Hosseini, Director Marketing & Route Development of Mahan Air
 
During his speech he added that “Last year, there were 67,179 Iranian tourist arrivals to Thailand, being a decrease of 4.86% from 2013. As of the first 11 months of this year, the number of Iranian tourist arrival is 81,404, being an increase of 29.91% from 2014. This is obviously show a development of this market and we still trust that we will be welcoming more and more of Iranian this year. Based on a recent survey conducted, Thailand still leads top ten for Iranian outbound travellers in terms of facilities with its geographical advantage, incomparable hospitality, cultural authenticity that match with our “luxury affordable” marketing plan to enhance Family & Leisure as well as quality tourism. We have so much to offer such as luxury hotel accommodations, theme & leisure parks, dining, shopping, health and wellness and general entertainment. Neverthelss, Iranian tourists will still experience the charm of Thainess while in Thailand. Additionally, DMC agents have included new destination packages for Iranian Tour operators as well as a growing offers of luxury packages.

 

 
Arian Mehr Baran
 
Arian Mehr Baran established in 2002 and has branches in UAE, Australia, and Erbil. They are active both in outbound and inbound tourism, with bestselling destinations to be Thailand, Turkey, Dubai, and Iraq. Customer segmentation for this company is mainly FIT and MICE, selling Middle class packages. Average sell per year is 14,000 pax.

 

 
Faza Gasht 
 
Faza Gasht is established in 1987 and is a leading tour operator in chartering flights to various destinations. Their bestselling destinations are Thailand, Dubai, Turkey, India, and China. Bestselling destinations in Thailand are Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket, and Ko Samui. Customer segmentation of the company is Families and FIT, and the average selling to Thailand every year is about 18,000 pax.

 

 
Arshia Gasht Pars
 
Arshia Gasht Pars is established more than 25 years ago. This company is one of the first started selling Thailand packages and the only one made charters to Bangkok almost 17 years ago. The company has 4 branches in Tehran, Shiraz, and Mashhad. Their bestselling destinations are Thailand, Turkey, Dubai, Bulgaria, Cyprus, India, and Malaysia. Their long hall destinations are South Africa, Brazil, and Russia. Their customer segmentation is FIT, Families, and selling mid-class quality. They also offer visa services for other agents in different cities. Average selling to Thailand per year is 19,000 pax.

 

 
Mahan Air awarded the best Iran Travel agencies for their performance in Thailand


 

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