Thailand anticipating one million Middle Eastern vacationers following restoration of Saudi ties

Thailand hopes to restore its battered tourism sector by welcoming round a million Middle Eastern tourists by the top of this year. Government spokesperson Traisulee Traisornkul says the restoration of ties with Saudi Arabia, after a 30-year freeze, will help revive the tourism trade in the kingdom.
“Restoring relations between Thailand and Saudi Arabia would play an important role in growing the variety of tourists from the Middle East in Thailand. The Tourism Minister had aimed that by 2022, the number of vacationers from the Middle East can be increasing up to 1 million.”

According to a Pattaya News report, the Thai authorities has its eyes on the Middle East after tourism minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation between the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Emirates airline in Dubai. Under Running out , Emirates will promote Thailand to its customers, under the TAT’s “Visit Thailand Year 2022: Amazing New Chapters” marketing campaign.
Etihad Airways, the UAE’s second service, has also signed the MOC and can promote the campaign to its prospects. According to Traisulee, the Thai government is assured airlines in Saudi Arabia will also sign as a lot as a similar agreement. She says the recent restoration of ties between Saudi Arabia and Thailand has provided a significant alternative to increase tourism from the Middle East. Phiphat is as a end result of of lead a delegation of tourism operators to Saudi Arabia in March, as a part of efforts to strengthen ties with Saudi tourism companies..

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