Thai Tourism Boosted by Destination Thailand Fair 2009

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The Royal Thai Embassy in Dhaka in cooperation with the Thai Trade Centre in Dhaka, Thai Airways International and the Tourism Authority of Thailand organized the 3-day Destination Thailand Fair 2009 during 16-18 July 2009 on the Royal Thai Embassy’s premises to promote Thailand and Thai tourism.

Among the participants were stalls of airlines which operate flights to Bangkok, travel agents and leading Thai international hospitals which many Bangladeshi people regularly visit to offer special deals on tickets and holiday and medical packages in Thailand. Travelers could then apply for free tourist and medical visas on the spot under the same roof. Besides, there were Thai cultural shows brought to Bangladesh by the Tourism Authority of Thailand 3 times each day, Thai food offered by Thai chefs working in Dhaka and Thai fruits by courtesy of the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives of Thailand.

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Ambassador Chalermpol Thanchitt said at the inauguration that visitors could come to the Destination Thailand Fair on one day and could easily fly to Bangkok on the next day, or even on the same day if they came early in the morning, and spelt out the many reasons why one should choose Thailand for his/her next travel destination.

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The fair was inaugurated by H.E. Mr. Syed Abul Hossain, Minister for Communication, H.E. Mr. Ghulam Muhammed Quader, Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism of Bangladesh and the Thai Ambassador.

The fair ended with success with visitors of over 3,000 per day and revenue of over 2.5 million BDT, not to mention the large number of visitors to Thailand generated by the fair.

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