I was invited by Thailand Tourism board to a press conference held at hotel Palladium. It was not a simple press conference but a total Thai experience, if I may say so. Floating market, fruit art, Thai massage, Thai boxing and of course Thai food and Thai sweets & candies. 🙂
Her Excellency Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, minister for Tourism & Sports, Thailand spoke in length about how they are planning to promote Thainess this year.
Her Excellency Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul
The most exciting news for me was that they are giving attention to facilitate and promote female traveling…. Solo or otherwise. They are going to have ladies coaches in trains, ladies seats and queues among other things.
Thailand has won 6 Indian Tourism awards for year 2014. One of them is Best Wedding destination. No wonder when I saw pictures of an underwater wedding a few days back, I wanted to get married again!
Till now Bangkok & Pattaya were the two sought after destinations. Now the equation has changed. Repeat visitors are going to Phuket, Chiang Mai, Samui, Chiang Rai, Krabi and Ayutthaya, Kanchanaburi etc. The tourists are looking for something unique and that’s where Thainess comes in the picture.
Without saying anything more, I leave you with some pictures that will transport you to Thailand.
Fruit Art. Yes, they are edible too.
Ah ever relaxing Thai massage. So what if they are in business suits? 🙂
Want to try Thai boxing?
Floating market has come to India.
Art, culture and dance.
Can you guess what it is?
A woman from Amphawa is selling sweets.
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