The Thai Tourism Authority Neo Pattaya Winter Tourism kick-off event took place at Fat Coco Beach Club, A-One The Royal Cruise on Pattaya Beach last night, December 9th, 2020, and was attended by The Pattaya News Co-Owner Adam Judd.
The event was the official beginning for the winter domestic tourism season including the music festival and countdown festival which was led by the Pattaya City Mayor Sonthaya Khunpluem and the Pattaya Tourism Authority Director Mr Khajorndet Aphichartrakun.
Mr. Sonthaya told The Pattaya News, “NEO Pattaya is, among many things, the idea to make Pattaya become a world class beach with no rubbish, modern amenities and clean sand which will support the overall EEC project in the New Normal style.”
“We want to make sure that tourists will have confidence in measures being taken against Covid-19 when visiting Pattaya and attending events. We are full of events this month and plan to have many more next year to continue to drive domestic tourism.” The Mayor added.
Mr. Khajorndet sat down with Pattaya News Co-Owner Adam Judd and said “We have planned many events lately to boost domestic Pattaya tourism and stimulate the local economy as we focus on making Pattaya the top destination for domestic tourism in Thailand while maintaining Covid19 protective measures.”
“NEO Pattaya is an overall idea to support the economy, local community,, environment and culture which are to develop Pattaya into a tourist destination that can be enjoyed and experienced by everyone while improving the overall image and reputation of the city.”
“Today’s event marks the start of Pattaya’s tourism journey in the New Normal style. We are seeing significant increases in hotel occupancy not just on the weekends but starting to see regular boosts during the week as well. Pattaya has been on the road to recovery following Covid-19 restrictions and lockdowns earlier this year and although foreign tourists are still very limited due to border closures and rules our focus on domestic tourism has been showing positive results.” Khajorndet concluded.
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