Su­rat Thani’s 1st mis­sion

Thai­land’s Su­rat Thani prov­ince made its India de­but with its maiden mis­sion to Mum­bai and making a quick stop at its name­sake Su­rat in Gu­jarat.

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A19-mem­ber del­e­ga­tion from Thai­land’s prov­ince of Su­rat Thani vis­ited Mum­bai re­cently as part of its maiden India mis­sion to show­case its tourism prod­ucts to the travel trade in Mum­bai, in­clud­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion by the Chief of Koh Sa­mui Tourism Co­or­di­na­tion Cen­tre. Lead­ing the Thai del­e­ga­tion was Wongsiri Prom­chana, Gover­nor, Su­rat Thani, who said, “Su­rat Thani and Su­rat have the same his­tory and we want to bring trav­ellers from Su­rat to our prov­ince to show them our des­ti­na­tion.”

The road­show was part of a larger mis­sion by the Su­rat Thani Trade & Tourism As­so­ci­a­tion that in­volved vis­it­ing Su­rat in Gu­jarat af­ter an MoU was signed be­tween the two ci­ties last year. It is aimed at en­hanc­ing co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two ci­ties in the spheres of tourism, and ex­change of in­for­ma­tion on tourism and cul­ture, apart trade and busi­ness. from

Speak­ing about the Thai­land Travel Mart that will take place from June 8-10 in Chi­ang Mai, So­raya Hom­chuen, Di­rec­tor, Tourism Author­ity of Thai­land - Mum­bai, said, “We have re­ceived a good num­ber of registrati­ons from In­dian travel agents this year. We also have 20 hosted agents from India com­ing for the travel mart. This year, we are mov­ing from Bangkok to Chi­ang Mai. Also since this is the first year of the ASEAN Eco­nomic Com­mu­nity (AEC) we will use Thai­land as the gate­way to the other neigh­bor­ing coun­tries. Af­ter TTM, the agents will get to visit neigh­bor­ing coun­tries like Myanmar, Laos, Viet­nam and Cam­bo­dia.”

The Su­rat Thani prov­ince boasts a host of at­trac­tions but is best known for its idyl­lic is­lands of Koh Sa­mui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. These is­lands are also in the process of adding ho­tel rooms. Koh Sa­mui alone will add 1,385 keys over the next three years across cat­e­gories.

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