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Thailand wins the prize for Destination 2023 in the category “Best Value for Money- Dream journey for long haul destination” for the 2nd time in in a row. The honour was given at the Travel News Market in Stockholm on November 10th, 2022. The Destination 2023 award organized by Travel News was held on November 10th, 2022, in Stockholm, Sweden. The result is based on a survey of 1,500 Swedes across the country, and it was conducted by the research company Nordic Bench and Travel News. Mr. Mongkol Wattaro, Deputy Director Tourism Authority of Thailand Stockholm Office for the Nordic countries and the Baltic States was present during the celebrations and awards ceremony: “Such an honor and a fantastic feeling to receive this amazing award. It shows clearly that Swedes keep Thailand as their favorite destination. With our beautiful nature, friendly hospitality, and variety of activities to enjoy as well as attractive cost of living, the value of traveling to Thailand will be worthwhile if not more. Thailand welcomes travelers back to renew and regain a memorable holiday experience.”, says Mr. Mongkol Wattaro, Deputy Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand Stockholm Office. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) continues with the concept “Amazing Thailand, Amazing New Chapters” in 2023.  We leave the pandemic behind and begin new chapters. We will focus on promoting our beautiful destinations, authentic cultures, diversified amazing nature, and local experiences. TAT highlights the importance of responsible tourism and sustainable Thailand in the coming years. A few ongoing initiatives have been taken to achieve these goals, including the Seven Greens Concept, the promotion of emerging destinations, encouraging weekday travel to decongest popular tourist attractions. Introducing low-carbon destinations such as Koh Mak in Trat province, is a part of the initiative. Additionally, a collaborative effort between TAT and the Thai Organic Consumer Association is aimed at driving sustainable gastronomy through organic tourism. TAT, Stockholm office, will continue the work to promote Thailand’s interesting culture, beautiful nature and warm hospitality. We continue our work to ensure that Thailand continues to be the preferred long-haul destination. With new chapter begin, we encourage travellers to take a “Meaningful” trip to Thailand and ‘write their own stories and chapters’ which they can share with their family and friends. Write your life’s new chapter in Amazing Thainess, watch it hereFrom 1 October, 2022, Thailand removes all restrictions and lifts the state of emergency. International travelers to Thailand will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination or ATK test results, stated by Thailand’s Centre of COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)  On September 30 2022, Thailand lifts the state of emergency. The kingdom reclassifies COVID-19 from ‘a dangerous communicable disease’ to ‘a communicable disease under surveillance’ from 1 October, 2022.  In addition, the cabinet approved extending the period of stay to 45 days (from 30 days) for tourists from countries/territories entitled for visa exemption. For a Visa on Arrival (VOA), to 30 days (from 15 days) for those eligible . This will be in effect from 1 October, 2022, until 31 March, 2023.  Read more here
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Thailand shines again with the recent award “Best Value for Money- Dream journey for long haul destination 2023”
Thailand wins the prize for Destination 2023 in the category “Best Value for Money- Dream journey for long haul destination” for the 2nd time in in a row. The honour was given at the Travel News Market in Stockholm on November 10th, 2022. The Destination 2023 award organized by Travel News was held on November 10th, 2022, in Stockholm, Sweden. The result is based on a survey of 1,500 Swedes across the country, and it was conducted by the research company Nordic Bench and Travel News. Mr. Mongkol Wattaro, Deputy Director Tourism Authority of Thailand Stockholm Office for the Nordic countries and the Baltic States was present during the celebrations and awards ceremony: “Such an honor and a fantastic feeling to receive this amazing award. It shows clearly that Swedes keep Thailand as their favorite destination. With our beautiful nature, friendly hospitality, and variety of activities to enjoy as well as attractive cost of living, the value of traveling to Thailand will be worthwhile if not more. Thailand welcomes travelers back to renew and regain a memorable holiday experience.”, says Mr. Mongkol Wattaro, Deputy Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand Stockholm Office. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) continues with the concept “Amazing Thailand, Amazing New Chapters” in 2023.  We leave the pandemic behind and begin new chapters. We will focus on promoting our beautiful destinations, authentic cultures, diversified amazing nature, and local experiences. TAT highlights the importance of responsible tourism and sustainable Thailand in the coming years. A few ongoing initiatives have been taken to achieve these goals, including the Seven Greens Concept, the promotion of emerging destinations, encouraging weekday travel to decongest popular tourist attractions. Introducing low-carbon destinations such as Koh Mak in Trat province, is a part of the initiative. Additionally, a collaborative effort between TAT and the Thai Organic Consumer Association is aimed at driving sustainable gastronomy through organic tourism. TAT, Stockholm office, will continue the work to promote Thailand’s interesting culture, beautiful nature and warm hospitality. We continue our work to ensure that Thailand continues to be the preferred long-haul destination. With new chapter begin, we encourage travellers to take a “Meaningful” trip to Thailand and ‘write their own stories and chapters’ which they can share with their family and friends. Write your life’s new chapter in Amazing Thainess, watch it here
Tourism Authorities of Thailand, Stockholm office, welcomes a new director for the Nordic and Baltic countries
Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Stockholm office welcomes new director for the Nordic and Baltic countries, Mrs. Orn Doungchan. Her long and in-depth experience in domestic market and Thailand tourism products in Tourism Authority of Thailand will help positioning Thailand as a top favorite destination in the Nordic and the Baltic market TAT will continue the campaign Amazing New Chapter for Visit Thailand Year 2022-2023 and to promote Thailand as a world-class destination that offers something for everyone under ‘Amazing Thailand Has It All’. Director Orn Doungchan who has highly involved in corporate planning and developing Thailand’s product will carry out this approach to keep Thailand as a top destination in the Nordic and the Baltic market.  Her vision is to showcase that Thailand has more than just beautiful beaches. Travelers can visit the county all year-round, not primarily during the winter season. Most importantly of all, the aim is to drive the country toward sustainable tourism. “I am very pleased to come back to Stockholm office again as a new director of Tourism Authority of Thailand, Stockholm Office. I will continue to work with TAT’s strategy to drive Thailand towards experience-based hub and sustainable tourism. In the coming years, TAT Stockholm mission will focus on ‘driving demand’ for ‘meaningful travel’ and to ‘shape supply’ by encouraging an eco-friendly tourism for our travelers to enjoy. We will also continue to work closely and strengthen the relationships between our partners both within Thailand and in the Nordic and Baltic countries.” says, Director Orn Doungchan. Director Orn Doungchan has already been familiar with the market and the tourism industry from her previous years of experience as the deputy director for Nordic and Baltic countries. Her long-term international relation would help strategize and showcase Thailand to a new chapter with a sustainable approach.

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