The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently expressed their gratitude to the travel industry partners in Malaysia for their contributions and unwavering support in promoting Thai tourism to the Malaysian market. It’s common knowledge that the pandemic has severely affected the tourism industry. However, it’s encouraging to see that the TAT acknowledges the contributions of those who have aided in its sustenance.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) held an event called ‘A Million Smiles with Thanks to Malaysians’ to express their gratitude towards tour operators, airlines, hotels, and media members who have supported and contributed to promoting Thai tourism in the Malaysian market.
At the event, Mr Tanes Petsuwan, TAT’s Deputy Governor for International Marketing – Asia & South Pacific, said with the ‘Visit Thailand Year 2023: Amazing New Chapters’ campaign, TAT aims to offer visitors from around the world experience-based tourism that will make Thailand stand out as a sustainable tourism destination, including in the Asian & South Pacific markets. TAT will continue to promote Thailand as an excellent vacation destination that provides delightful experiences for Malaysians of all preferences.
Mrs Sirinthara Surakanitaya, Director of Malaysia & Brunei at the Tourism Authority of Thailand, also commented that Malaysia had been the most popular country from which tourists have travelled to Thailand. Between January and April 15 of 2023, about 1.2 million Malaysians travelled to Thailand, demonstrating that Thailand remains a popular travel destination for Malaysians.
If you’re planning your next trip to Thailand, you might want to consider visiting the emerging tourist cities of Chiangrai, Mae-Hong San, Satun, and Yala (Betong). Let’s hope we can experience all the amazing things Thailand has to offer!