Amazing Thailand Events and Festivals in February 2023
From the ‘Red Lotus Sea’ and Chiang Mai Flower Festival, to the Amazing Muay Thai Festival, Bangkok Design Week, and Concert in the Park #30, there’s plenty going on this month. February is a wonderful time of the year to visit Thailand, with the cooler climate making traveling around even more enjoyable. Flowers and foliage are in bloom in the north of Thailand, popular places such as Phuket and Krabi are as amazing as ever, and there are fantastic festivals and events to experience.
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TAT Announces “Amazing Thailand Experience Forum”
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) New York and Toronto Offices – in partnership with Air Canada, THAI Smile Airways, and various partners in Thailand – facilitated the ‘Amazing Thailand Experience Forum’ in Bangkok and Khao Lak (Phang-nga) from February 5-15, 2023. The program served as an opportunity for 60 agents to experience luxury travel offerings and build relationships with over 100 luxury Thai suppliers. Read about the ‘Amazing Thailand Experience Forum’ here
and find out more about how to become a certified Thailand specialist through the Thai The Knot Specialist program here
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China Airlines Adds Capacity to Thailand
China Airlines announces the launch of direct flight service from Taipei to Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand’s largest city. The addition of four weekly flights on the Chiang Mai route means China Airlines now offers 27 roundtrip flights to Thailand each week, greatly boosting convenience for business and tourist travel between the two regions. Read the latest news here and explore flights here
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T+L World’s Best Awards Survey Closing for Votes on February 28th
The 2023 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards survey is live now through February 28, 2023 including a number of Thailand tourism partners in the Hotel Brands, Airlines, Destination Spas, Islands, and Cities categories. Cast your votes before the deadline closes by visiting the survey here
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TAT Introduced “The Michelin Experience @Isan”
TAT introduced “The MICHELIN Experience @Isan
” to promote Thai-Isan food culture, congratulating 33 entries from four representative cities of the Northeast Isan region for being included in The MICHELIN Guide Thailand’s 2023 Bib Gourmand list. “The MICHELIN Experience @Isan” shined a spotlight on Thai-Isan food culture and celebrated the inclusion of the region in the sixth edition of The MICHELIN Guide Thailand. The partnership between TAT and The MICHELIN Guide began in 2017 with the launch of The MICHELIN Guide Bangkok 2018. The success throughout the first five years resulted in the project being extended for another five years from 2022 to 2026 – guaranteeing continued promotion of gastronomy tourism to Thailand.
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TAT Strengthens “Visit Thailand Year 2023” Towards a Meaningful Travel Direction
TAT is strengthening the ongoing “Visit Thailand Year: Amazing New Chapters” campaign
towards a meaningful travel direction. Underlining the kingdom’s soft power foundations and experience-based tourism, key strategies include elevating supply and sustainable standards, and raising awareness among stakeholders about the importance of being hospitable hosts to all visitors.
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Banyan Tree Extends Branch Of Hope To Koh Samui Students
Philanthropy lies close to the roots at luxury hotel group, Banyan Tree. Through the Banyan Tree Global Foundation, the group has sponsored hundreds of causes and projects worldwide. Most recently, Banyan Tree Samui
secured funding and helped to reconstruct Wat Santi Wanaram Child Development Centre following devastation from a tropical storm. Read the story here
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A Guide To Thai Spices
Hot spices have been used in recipes and cooking for over 6,000 years and on the heels of International Hot and Spicy Foods Day (January 16), we’re bringing you some fun facts from sizzling Thailand. Thailand has a rich culinary heritage and there are said to be five tastes in Thai cooking: spicy, sweet, sour, salty, and creamy – all combinations and intensity of these flavors can make their way into one dish. Read more here
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A Bridge Not Too Far: Where Creativity Meets Innovation
Deepak Ohri is an author of the book: A Bridge Not Too Far, Where Creativity Meets Innovation. The book was released on January 10th, 2023, and it is already recognized as one of the top manuscripts in the global marketing. Explores how Deepak Ohri’s humble beginnings have fueled his innovative entrepreneurial spirit and have informed his deeply human-centered approach to business and to life.
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