- Özgür Töre
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) welcomes today high profile tourism professionals worldwide to the PATA Destination Marketing Forum taking place at the Renaissance Pattaya Resort and Spa between 27 – 29 November, 2019.
Organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), the event is being held under the theme, “Redefining a Destination: Reviving the Past to Reimagine the Future”. The one-day conference has been designed to offer an unprecedented, culturally-immersive experience of the host destination along with inspiring and insightful discussions on some of the major issues in marketing and managing tourism growth.
Mr. Tanes Petsuwan, Deputy Governor of Marketing Communication, TAT said, “As TAT gets set to celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2020, we look forward to sharing our experience on six decades of tourism development, and how it has shaped the country.”
TAT will also host a welcome reception on 28 November at The Ocean Marina Yacht Club Pattaya and the farewell dinner on 29 November at The Grande Center Point Pattaya.
Three complimentary technical tours have been organised for delegates to discover the gems of Pattaya and the surrounding area by engaging with the culture, enjoying their cuisine and savouring their traditional lifestyles.
These tours will include a visit to natural resource management projects initiated by the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Siri Charoenwat Forest Plantation and the Takhian Tia community, which still practises the traditional ways of self-sufficient Thai living. They will also enjoy a traditional performative art form, ‘Khon’, before learning how to cook Thai food and experiencing first-hand how rice – a staple of Thai cuisine – is cultivated.