Pattaya Daily News

01 May 2009 :: 22:05:54 pm 24273

TAT kicks off its five regions of Thailand travel festival from Pattaya

The Tourism Authority of Thailand starts its new tourism promotion today, May 1, 2009, with its Pattaya Beach venue for its Five Regions of Thailand Travel Festival Roadshow.
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After Pattaya, the roadshow will tour various other venues in Thailand in the TAT new initiative designed to partially drum up domestic tourism and also constituting part of its tourism rescue package to restore Thailand good name in the face of the negative publicity resulting from the recent Red-Shirt riots.

It seems the Powers-That-Be are making every effort to compensate Pattaya for the body blow it suffered after its fateful hosting of the doomed 14th ASEAN summit, blighted by the irresponsible actions of the UDD.

The TAT Five Regions of Thailand Travel Festival Roadshow will showcase attractions from each region of the Kingdom, including cultural performances, attractive hotel accommodation and spa treatments.

The duration of the roadshow stay in Pattaya will be from today, May 1 to May 3, after which it will rotate to Ubon Ratchathani from July 17-19. Following this, it will go to Phitsanulok from July 31-August 2, then to Nakhon Si Thammarat from August 21-23, culminating in Ayutthaya from September 18-20.

In convenient synchronisation with TAT?s roadshow on Pattaya Beach, Pattaya?s showcase Central Festival Shopping Mall has today announced the further opening of more shops within its aegis, giving happy shoppers more choice and variety.

Bangkok Airways is also doing its bit to encourage tourism, offering discounts on its “Summer Fly Summer Fares” for flights which started on April 25 and will remain in force until May 10. Special discounts of Bt250 one-way and Bt500 baht for domestic round-trips and Bt1,000 on its foreign routes are on offer. As far as it affects Pattaya, the two routes discounted are Pattaya-Samui and Pattaya-Phuket routes, both priced at Bt3,700.

Appreciating the affect on Bangkok and regional cultural venues from the worldwide recession and recent political troubles, the Culture Ministry is also to subsidize art and cultural venues . Culture Minister Teera Slukpetch declared “We will urgently extend assistance to operators in trouble. It would be a shame if the economic crisis forced them out of business. Pattaya Alangkarn Theatre will specifically benefit from this initiative from the Culture Ministry.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : PDN staff   Category : Tourism News

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