Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), New Delhi Office conducted a product presentation and situation update followed by a networking lunch at The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata on March 5, 2021. Around 45 guests including travel agents, wedding planners, travel media and mainstream local media in Kolkata were present. Limited numbers of guests were invited keeping the COVID situation and social distancing measures in mind.
The session started with an ‘opening address’ by Sweeya Santipitaks, Consul General, Royal Thai Consulate-General, Kolkata who welcomed the guests and thanked the travel trade for their continuous support to Amazing Thailand. This was followed by an update on the current situation in Thailand by Director TAT New Delhi, Vachirachai Sirisumpan who also gave information on Covid protocols and measures taken by the tourism authorities in Thailand to ensure health and safety. Pinki Arora, Marketing Representative (North and East India) made a presentation on the new destinations and products information. The session continued with a Thailand visa update by Kasemsan Thongsiri, Deputy Consul-General, Royal Thai Consulate-General, Kolkata. The programme ended with a Q& A session.
The Networking session was a great way to re-connect with the travel agents, update them on the latest travel guidelines including visa processes and keep Thailand as ‘top of the mind destination.” It also helped to get an understanding of the trend of domestic and international tourism from India at present, especially from Kolkata.