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Aussie agents join Thailand’s ‘Best Friends’ mega-fam

July 23, 2014 Destination Thailand, Headline News No Comments Email Email

egtmedia59Thailand’s ‘Best Friends Forever’ mega-famil is under way, an event that will bring up to 600 travel agents, members of the media and bloggers from all over the world to convene in Bangkok and travel around Thailand.

The initiative by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), with Thai Airways International, is seeking to show that life in Thailand has returned to normal after the military coup and there is no need for clients to avoid Thailand.

A contingent of travel agents from Australia, along with writers, bloggers, photographers, Twitterers, Instagramers, YouTubers etc, arrived in Bangkok on Monday. They are travelling to various parts of the kingdom to experience the many tourist attractions and services the country has to offer.

Australian travel agents and media in Korat yesterday on the Thailand's Best Friends Forever meda-famil

Agents and wholesalers on the trip include Mitchell Andrews from The Travel Corporation, NSW; Stephanie Ellen Jones from Hoot Holiday, NSW; Rani-Jade Thompson from Flight Centre, NSW; Sophie Anderson from Destinaton HQ, Melbourne, and Damien Currie from Intrepid Travel, Vic.

The media contingent includes chef Duncan Robertson from Duncan’s Thai Kitchen, the TV show. Duncan’s team will be running video from the famil on YouTube here – so you may see someone you know.

The agents and media team will convene in Bangkok at the welcome reception this Friday, 25 July 2014, at the Bangkok Convention Centre, Centara Grand Hotel at CentralWorld and will joining a big ‘Thailand Happiness Street Festival’ before.

Yesterday, the Aussie contingent travelled to Korat (Nakhonratchasima) with stop at a Lamtakong Dam viewpoint. They also visited the Khmer ruins of Phimai Historical Park, the largest and one of the most important Khmer historical sites in Thailand.

TAT says: “This event will encourage people to pass over the message that Thailand: The Land of Smiles awaits to welcome all visitors with an abundance of destinations and cordially invites all tourists to enjoy a vacation here as always.”

Written by Peter Needham

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