BANGKOK (Bernama) – The state-run Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has invited foreign couples, especially those from China, to visit the kingdom as their honeymoon destination, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.
A TAT Director in charge of the East Asian market Thitiporn Maneenetr announced that a TAT event themed ‘The Amazing Thailand Romance Trade Meet 2019’, organised last weekend in Bangkok, was part of her office’s policy to particularly welcome Chinese couples to spend their honeymoon periods in Thailand.
Thitiporn said that at the event, more than 50 Chinese business operators in the honeymoon and wedding sector and a team of journalists were invited to meet their Thai counterparts to exchange their experiences and to create their networks.
Thitiporn acknowledged that the event was aimed in particular to promote Thailand as a honeymoon destination for Chinese couples who are considered a potential and quality niche market for the Thai tourism.
According to the senior TAT official, there are 10 million newly-wed couples in China on average each year, 80 per cent of whom would like to have their honeymoon periods overseas with about 80,000 baht (USD2,501) spent by each couple during their trips.