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Amazing Thailand – ATF

Amazing Thailand – ATF

When it comes to tourism, Thailand continues to attract amazing numbers of international visitors: from January to November they had a record total of 24.13 million, up by 21% over the same period last year.

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For 2014 the Tourism Authority plan is ‘Higher revenue through Thainess’, which will mean a greater emphasis on the charm of Thailand. The target for this year is to attract 28 million, a 7% increase, and to increase revenue to US$39.9 billion.

In line with these plans, they will continue to promote the niche market products such as honeymoons, golf, health and wellness, and green tourism in the international markets.

Thawatchai Arunyik the Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand

Thawatchai Arunyik, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand

Thailand attracted more than 62,000 Irish visitors last year and was once again voted by Irish travel agents as Best Asia-Pacific Destination for 2013 at the Irish Travel Trade Awards in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Dublin recently.

TAT are also planning a series of workshops for the Irish market in Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Limerick during 2014.

There are now direct  weekly non-stop  flights from London Gatwick to Phuket operated by Thomson Airways using the Boeing 787 Dreamliner  with 47 Premium seats and 244 Economy.

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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