Thailand has a
busy calendar of events that will support the
‘Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018’ campaign.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will spotlight activities categorised as
follows: Sports, Gastronomy, Maritime Tourism, Wedding and
Honeymoon, Medical and Wellness, Community-based Tourism, Leisure,
Green Tourism, Night Tourism, MICE, Trade Fairs, B2B Marketing
Activity and Logistics.
Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said, “Thailand is naturally
blessed with a busy schedule of annual cultural events that appeal
to both domestic and international audiences. Thus, the Amazing
Thailand Tourism Year 2018 is a unique opportunity for TAT to
highlight these along with traditional favourites to reach a
larger international audience. Thai local experiences will be in
the forefront complemented by international events like the first
International MotoGP Superbike race at the Buri Ram International
Racing Circuit and the Air Race 1 World Cup Thailand.”
Activities are too numerous to list, but some of
the highlights in 2018 include: Wat Arun Ceremony/Wonderfruit
Festival (Bangkok/Pattaya December 2017); Thailand Tourism
Festival (January 2018); Thailand International Kite
Festival/Thailand Marathon (Songkhla/Bangkok, February 2018);
International Balloon Festival (Korat, May 2018); Chiang Rai
Flower Festival (July 2018); Queen of Thai Silk Exhibition
(SACICT, August 2018); Nationwide Vegetarian Festival (October
2018) and Bangkok Art Biennale (November 2018).
Night Tourism activities include: Ong Bak and
the Siam Niramitr Muay Thai Live exhibition at Asiatique and
Festival of Lights along the Chao Phraya River (Wat Arun).
MICE Tourism is also primed for a busy year
including the following events:
ASEAN Tourism Forum 2018 (January 2018), Bangkok Gems and
Jewellery Fair (February 2018); AsiaWarehousing Show (March 2018);
ProPak Asia 2018 (June 2018); Medical Devices ASEAN (July 2018);
AGRITECHNICA ASIA (August 2018) and Batik Design Week (Phuket,
Other noteworthy events include the annual
Thailand New Year’s Eve Countdown, Thailand Chinese New Year,
World Wai Kru Muay Thai, and Songkran Festival.
Tourism Authority of Thailand,