Left to proper: Juthaporn Rerngronasa, performing governor of Tourism Authority of Thailand and Shane O’Hare of Etihad Airways. Standing left to proper: Surapit Kirtiputra, ambassador of Thailand to Italy and Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Thailand minister of tourism and sports activities
Etihad Airways, the nationwide airline of the United Arab Emirates, and The Tourism Authority of Thailand have signed a landmark US$1.25 million settlement to extend tourism to Thailand.
Below the brand new settlement, the Abu Dhabi-based airline and TAT will collectively promote journey to Thailand from precedence markets together with the United Arab Emirates, UK, Eire, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, South Africa, Iran and Kuwait.
The settlement was signed by Etihad Airways senior vp advertising, Shane O’Hare, and TAT’s performing governor Juthaporn Rerngronasa at a commemorative occasion within the Etihad Airways-Alitalia Pavilion at Expo Milan 2015.
They had been joined by Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Thailand’s minister of tourism and sports activities and high-ranking officers from each organisations.
O’Hare stated: “Etihad Airways has an extended and proud affiliation with Thailand – actually Bangkok was certainly one of our first worldwide routes.
“It continues to be one of many busiest in our community having fun with sturdy year-round demand, notably from the UAE, GCC, Center East, Africa and Europe.
“With 5 each day flights to Thailand – 4 to Bangkok and one to Phuket – Etihad Airways has a big funding in Thai tourism and the brand new settlement with Tourism Authority of Thailand helps and extends that dedication.
“By way of progressive joint advertising campaigns, we intention to deliver a whole bunch of hundreds of first-time and repeat travellers from Europe and the Center East to Thailand to take pleasure in this stunning nation and to expertise the nice and cozy, pleasant hospitality for which the Thai persons are world-renowned.”
In 2015, TAT has set a goal of 28 million worldwide guests producing an estimated 1.35 trillion Baht (US$41 billion).
Rerngronasa stated: “Europe has lengthy been a first-rate marketplace for Thailand. Now we have additionally seen a rise in guests from the Center East and Africa.
“The brand new partnership with Etihad Airways shall be an ideal profit to each events – to Thailand when it comes to elevated customer numbers and to Etihad Airways when it comes to selling its worldwide community.”
Etihad Airways launched its Bangkok route with each day flights in April 2004.
It added a second each day service in June 2006, a 3rd each day flight in April 2012, and a fourth on July 1st this 12 months.
The airline added Phuket to its Thai community in October 2014.