This saw the the former Vice President, Khun Chatchawal Supachayanont, rise to be elected as the new President for this year.
Kuhn Boundary Kusolvitya, from the City Hotel in Sriracha, has held the position of President for the last two years, and stated that the Association had been more aggressive in their approach to marketing, as tourist numbers had not increased as much as expected. Three new divisions were created, covering training, marketing and special events. The association has put on successful road shows in Japan and Hong Kong, aimed at singles and couples, who do not travel with large organized groups.
The new THA President, Chatchawal Supachayanont, spoke regarding the creation of a new THA Board, to liase with officials at both the new Airport, and also the hotels in Bangkok,. He spoke of the association becoming more pro-active, with direct marketing aimed at 1st time arrivals in Thailand, in what will be a “win – win” promotion, where everyone will benefit.