Thailand's Tourism Still Smiling After 50 Years

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Thai Airways International are turning 50, and in celebration are throwing a mega party in the form of a Mega Fam trip.

500 (yes, 500!) agents and journalists worldwide will be invited to visit Thailand from July 12-16, 2010 as part of the celebration activities and as part of the national plans to revive visitor arrivals after the political unrest. The goal is to show that Thailand is still the Land of Smiles.

Each organization will host 250 invitees each. Of those on the TAT list, 205 will be from East Asia, ASEAN and South Asia. Only 45 are from Europe, the Middle East and North America. Thai Airways will focus on bringing agents and media from its own key source markets.

The event kicks off with a welcome reception at the Centara Grand Hotel in Bangkok. Then guests will choose one of 12 routing post-tours covering attractions in the North, Northeast and East Thailand. Heritage sites, river cruises, city tours and more are also on the itinerary.

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