The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is delighted to announce that the “Shopping Challenge” is back today to mark the opening of the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2016. This year, 14 teams, made up of shopping-loving celebrities from all over Asia and Australia, competed for a 100,000 Baht prize by racing around Bangkok’s most famous malls to find special products.
This year, the event was joined by teams made up of members of the media and celebrities from Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Korea, China, Cambodia, Lao PDR., Taiwan, Brunei, Japan and for the first time, Australia. This year’s Shopping Challenge was won by the team from Quanzhou, China, Ms. Sun Sha Qi, Ms. Liu Yong Shi and Mr. Zou Zi Liang, who clinched the top spot after an exciting and closely fought event.
The Amazing Thailand Grand Sale campaign differs from other events of its type in that as well as offering discounts on a variety of goods, it is also possible to make great savings on tourism products; such as, accommodation, spa treatments, travel, car rental and wellness products.
Mr. Wiboon Nimitrwanich, TAT’s Executive Director of the Tourism Investment Department said, “The Amazing Thailand Grand Sale is now a hugely popular event across the region and boosts tourist and visitor expenditure, as well as enhances the image of Thailand as a major shopping destination. It also encourages more local spending and creates jobs. We always look forward to welcoming the world to our sale and hope they take home happy memories as well as some great bargains.”
Taking part in the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2016 will be 15,000 tourism business operators in more than 110 department stores and shopping centres in the seven major tourist destinations of Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Hat Yai, Hua Hin and Udon Thani.
There are also prizes on offer for tourists and locals who want to take part in the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale. As well as the generous discounts of between 5 and 80 per cent and offers on hotels, airline tickets and attractions, everyone who buys goods at participating venues gets the chance to have their names entered into a lucky draw. The prize is an amazing trip “Travel 365 Days in Thailand”, which allows the winners travel for up to a month in Thailand with air tickets and accommodation at Centara Hotels all paid for. Participants can get a coupon in the draw for every 500 Baht spent. As Visa is a partner of the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale, every 500 Baht spent using a Visa Card earns two coupons in the lucky draw.
Women spending money at the sale during the month of August will get an extra ten coupons entered into the draw to celebrate the TAT’s ‘Women’s Journey’ Campaign, aimed at boosting female travel. In addition, certain participating stores and malls are offering free gifts and souvenirs.
For more information, please visit: www.thailandshoppingparadise.com