The Pattaya branch of the Thai Tourism Authority held a “reboot” of domestic tourism event with roughly eighty domestic Thai tourists in Pattaya late last week, in an event that was partnered with ATTA, the Association of Thai Travel Agents.
The event was held at the Beach Quarter restaurant and center in front of the Amari hotel on Beach Road.
The event also included multiple local tourist attractions and vendors who set up booths to show domestic tourists the benefits of their attractions and offer promotions to visitors.
Chonburi, and Pattaya in particular, is focusing on upcoming events and domestic tourism to drive traffic to the city which is highly dependant on tourism for their overall GDP. Due to Covid-19, foreign tourists are still locked out of coming to Thailand without a two week quarantine, so the focus from local authorities is on domestic tourism.
The event was seen as a kick-off to future events and also marked a busy holiday weekend marked by Makha Bucha, a religious holiday. Pattaya is planning multiple future weekend events to drive tourism over the next several months.
Here are some of the pictures from the event.