Tourism Authority of Thailand | Newsletter August 2018

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Thais nationwide celebrates

Auspicious month of August:
Thai Mother's Day and HM
the Queen's Birthday

Date: August 2018
Venue: Nationwide

Thais nationwide are celebrating Her Majesty Queen Sirikit's 86th birthday anniversary on 12th August 2018. As Her Majesty has always been considered the mother of the Kingdom, her birthday is marked as National Mothers’ Day.

All government offices and many businesses display Her Majesty’s portrait with blue ribbons – blue is the colour for people born on Friday.

 

THIS ISSUE
 
Director’s Message
 
Events & Festivals
 
 

Sawatdi Khrap,

The month of August is another auspicious month for Thai people. It is a month of the Mother for the Thais, as we celebrated the birthday of our beloved HM the Queen Sirikit, the Queen Mother of Thailand, on 12th August 2018. This day is also a Mother's day in Thailand.

 
INTERNATIONAL DRUM FESTIVAL

Date: 1 - 31 August 2018
Venue: Ang thong, Thailand

Drum teacher venerated ceremony, mini light and sound show about "The Legend of Drum Village". Enjoy the festive drum performance and international cultures, Thai music play and poeng mang competition, Thai long-drum dance, Manora dance, and drum dance.

 
THE 43RD ANNUAL NARATHIWAT'S KO LAE BOAT RACES

Date: 21 - 25 September 2018
Venue: Bang Nara River, Narathiwat

The "Ko-lae" boats are traditional fishing vessels commonly found in the Malay communities of
Southern Thailand. In the southern provinces of Thailand, the Thai Ko-lae Boat Race was first hosted in 1976 in honour of Their Majesties the King and Queen, when the Royal Family travelled to Narathiwat on a state visit.

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RIVER KWAI HALF MARATHON 2018

Date: 9 September 2018
Venue: River Kwai Village, Kanchanaburi

This event is aimed to be a run for health; participants from Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, USA, Europe, etc. will start the race from the River Kwai Village Hotel and run along Highway 323 (Sai Yok –Thong Pha Phoom) and back. This competition was initiated by the British Airways about 20 years ago.

 
MUSLIM FAM TRIP

Date: 16th – 22nd July 2018
Venue: Bangkok, Chantaburi, Trat, Rayong

The Halal travel market is an emerging market in the tourism industry and Thailand is not being left behind. Thailand was ranked as the second most Muslim friendly destination in the world under the non-Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries.

 
THAILAND GOLF TRAVEL MART (TGTM) TRIP

Date: 23rd – 27th June 2018
Venue: Duangjit Resort & Spa, Phuket, Thailand

Thailand Golf Travel Mart (TGTM) was in Phuket this year. Hosted by Tourism Authority of Thailand, TGTM allowed buyers from around the world to build networking relationships with sellers from Thailand.

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MITM KL 2018

Date: 3rd – 5th August 2018
Venue: Mid Valley Exhibition Centre (Midvec)

MITM is a travel fair organized by the Malaysian Chinese Tourism Association (MCTA) and it was back in Kuala Lumpur once again.

 
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For more info :

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