Thai­land po­si­tions self as ul­ti­mate tourism sports des­ti­na­tion

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Thai­land is po­si­tion­ing it­self as a dream des­ti­na­tion for sports tourism by pro­mot­ing the king­dom’s world-class sport­ing fa­cil­i­ties, wide-rang­ing ex­per­tise and rep­u­ta­tion for host­ing suc­cess­ful re­gional and in­ter­na­tional sport­ing events and tour­na­ments.

“Thai­land is en­ter­ing the sports and tourism era and I would like to in­vite the world to en­joy some of the many op­por­tu­ni­ties the king­dom can of­fer sport-lov­ing tourists whether they are en­thu­si­as­tic am­a­teurs, pro­fes­sion­als and some­where in be­tween,” said eer Ex­cel­lency Kobkarn tat­tanavrangkul, Thai­land’s Min­is­ter of Tourism and Sports at the launch of the Thai­land Travel Mart Plus 2016 event held at the 8th of June.

In terms of train­ing and fa­cil­i­ties, a to­tal of four na­tional train­ings cen­tres are avail­able in Thai­land, sit­u­ated in pop­u­lous ar­eas like Saraburi, Nakhon oatchasima, Songkhla and Chiang Mai. Pri­vate fa­cil­i­ties are also avail­able which in­clude the fa­mous Thaya­pura Phuket, which has been called one of the best sports fa­cil­i­ties in Asia. The train­ing fa­cil­ity is the first Fed­er­a­tion In­ter­na­tionale de Nata­tion (FINA) train­ing cen­tre in South­east Asia and is fre­quented by in­ter­na­tional ath­letes in­clud­ing Bri­tish and Aus­tralian na­tional swim­ming teams.

The Thai Tourism in­dus­try achieved its high­est record in his­tory last year as tourist ar­rivals rose to 29.8 mil­lion, up 20% from 2014.

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