Qatar PR Network, Online Press Release from qatar and Doha city
 
(Travel & Tourism)
Filter PR by
  
Qatar Airways and tourism authority of Thailand sign new agreement to boost tourism from long-haul destinations to Thailand
Qatar Airways and tourism authority of Thailand sign new agreement to boost tourism from long-haul destinations to Thailand

Dubai, 25 April 2017 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Qatar Airways, one of the world’s leading airlines, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Monday, 24April at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.   

With this latest partnership, TAT seeks to leverage the strength of Qatar Airways’ extensive global network, particularly its presence in secondary cities in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, to increase the number of tourist arrivals to Thailand in 2017/18.   

Under the MoU, TAT and Qatar Airways will develop joint promotions to mutually increase tourism and visibility for Thailand to travellers in more than 150 destinations the airline flies to.   

Thailand, one of Qatar Airways’ earliest destinations in the Far East, has grown from strength to strength in the last two decades. Effective 1 June, Qatar Airways will have five daily flights from Doha to Bangkok. The increased frequency, along with its double-daily Phuket flights and the five-month-old Krabi operations (4 flights a week), take the number of weekly Qatar Airways departures from Thailand to Doha to 53. Besides the existing three popular Thai destinations, Qatar Airways has also set its sights on Chiang Mai, the largest city in Northern Thailand.  

The MoU was signed by Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer Mr. Ehab Amin and Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Deputy Governor for International Marketing, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas, Mr. Tanes Petsuwan at a commemorative event at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017. They were joined by Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Mr. Chalermsak Suranant, Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand Dubai and Middle East Office and other high-ranking executives from both organisations.  

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “Our increased frequency to Bangkok and the enhanced collaboration with the Tourism Authority of Thailand is testament to our commitment to the Thai market. Bangkok has long been a hugely popular destination for both business and leisure travellers. The partnership with the Tourism Authority of Thailand will enable us to jointly work together to attract more travellers from secondary cities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa to experience the warm and gracious hospitality Thailand is renowned for, and power the growth of this iconic Far East route for Qatar Airways.”     

Mr. Tanes Petsuwan said: “Partnering Qatar Airways, one of the world’s best airlines, will open up additional access to markets which hold great potential for the Tourism Authority of Thailand and our unique tourism proposition. With this MoU, our aim is to jointly put in place the best strategies and practices to enhanceThailand’s marketing footprint and position it as a “Preferred Leisure Destination through Thainess offering Unique Local Experiences ”.    

“Qatar Airways’ fifth daily flight to Bangkok will provide more connections from Thailand’s key source markets in Europe such as United Kingdom, Italy and the Middle East. In 2016, the number of Middle Eastern visitors to Thailand increased by 13 per cent not to mention the strong demand for leisure travel on Bangkok route all-year round” added Petsuwan.  

Besides secondary points in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, TAT also has keen interest in the South America market where Qatar Airways has recently announced expansion plans to Rio de Janeiro and Santiago. This will supplement its existing points – Sao Paolo and Bueno Aires. Closer collaboration between Qatar Airways and TAT in South America is to be expected with the opening of TAT’s new office in Sao Paolo later in October 2017. Brazil has been earmarked as one of the key emerging markets for TAT – with more than 40 per cent growth in visitor arrivals in 2016. The Latin America market’s tourism receipts also grew by approximately 30 per cent in 2016.      

Posted by : Qatar and Doha City PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 26360 times
PR Category : Travel & Tourism
Posted on : Tuesday, April 25, 2017  8:07:00 AM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of QatarPRNetwork.com.
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories

 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Sports Bras Banishing Bounce by 83% arrive in store [45571-Views]
Michael Kors Presents Spring 2018 Jewelry [40200-Views]
Dubai Wins Red Diamond Award for World's Greatest New Year's Celebration! [36920-Views]
AIGNER Love [35936-Views]
Tiziana Terenzi launches its Anniversary Collection [35231-Views]
Go the extra mile this Valentine's Day with Robinsons [31062-Views]
Malabar Gold & Diamonds makes historic gain Opens 11 showrooms in a day across 6 countries; Crossing... [30266-Views]
IKEA Welcomes Children in-store to Spread Love for the Arabic Language as Part of ‘Arabic Reassemble... [29487-Views]
LG Exploring New Commercial Opportunities With Expanding Robot Portfolio [27458-Views]
Kick off Spring/Summer season in style with Centrepoint's latest collection [25818-Views]
AIGNER Dubai World Cup Timepiece [24518-Views]
LG's 2018 Speaker Lineup Wows With Premium Sound, Ease of Use and Now Smart Capabilities [24415-Views]
Emirates to operate special A380 flight to Kuwait for UAE supporters to attend Arabian Gulf Cup fina... [24292-Views]
CG of India declared Champion at the 2nd Diplomat Cricket Cup by Skyline University College [23181-Views]
Qabala joins Air Arabia's Azerbaijan network [22054-Views]
Premium products to enhance brand image and accelerate profitable growth for LG [21709-Views]
IKEA Saddened by the Passing of Founder, Ingvar Kamprad [20549-Views]
LG to Launch UltraFine 5k Display Tailored for Mac Users [20430-Views]
Skyline University College organized a 3-Day Boot Camp for GIFT University, Pakistan students [19422-Views]
CBRE Group, Inc. Named a World's Most Admired Company by Fortune Magazine for Sixth Consecutive Year [18421-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories