36th Thailand Tourism Festival
The 36th Thailand Tourism Festival, was held successfully, generated over 309 million Baht and marked a great beginning for Thai tourism in 2016. The festival attracted 671,411 visitors to experience a glimpse into the harmonious mix of Thai cultures and quintessential Thai ways of life. The event was held during 13-17 January, 2016, at Lumphini Park, Bangkok.
Dr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of TAT with Mr Theodore Koumelis, Managing Director of TravelDailyNews Asia - Pacific.
Dr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of TAT said, “The revenue generated during the TTF 2016 represents a 35.2 per cent increase over the 2015 event, and exceeds TAT’s original expectation of a 25 per cent growth. This signals a great direction for Thailand’s tourism industry that this travel fair plays a pivotal role in raising more awareness in domestic tourism. We hope that it will stimulate more domestic travel and disperse greater tourism revenue to all parts of Thai society in 2016.”
The number of visitors to the TTF 2016 rose by 9.5 per cent when compared to the 2015 event. During the TTF, visitors spent the most on food and beverage, accounting for 186,908,289 Baht, followed by spending on handicrafts and local products, amounting to 79,758,940 Baht. The travel expenditure was recorded at 43,124,195 Baht.
Snapshot for the performances during Thailand Tourism Festival
The main stage, where many entertainment show took place attracted a large number of spectators every day.
Handcraft of Thailand
The most visited area was the cultural village zone, which featured tourism products from the five regions of Thailand including distinctive landmarks, unique cultures and local ways of life, and indigenous food and crafts.
Dances from Thailand with traditional costumes
The famous Hollywood style ladyboy shows are major tourist attractions in Thailand
Traditional costumes of Thailand
Snapshot during the performance of the dragon
H.E. Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports with the executives and the staff of Tourism Authority of Thailand
Dr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of TAT during his visit in the 36th Thailand Tourism Festival
Dr. Yuthasak Supasorn said that “TAT expects that all the highlights at the TTF 2016 will form part of the inspirations for Thai tourists as well as foreign residents and travellers to want to embark on a journey to explore every region of Thailand, and inevitably help disperse more income to local communities nationwide. We also hope to engage local communities to take part in the conservation and preservation of our natural environment and national heritage.”
Snapshot from the performance of the traditional shadow theater of Thailand