The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting everyone to the “Expat Fair Thailand 2016” to boost the image of Thai tourism, celebrate the vibrant expat community, and encourage everyone to travel more domestically, and enjoy Thailand’s many attractions.
Conceptualised under the “Food Fun Fair” theme, the event will be held from 1 to 2 October, 2016, at 10.00-22.00 Hrs., at Fragrant Park on Bangkok’s Sukhumvit 36 Road, which is easily reached from Thong Lo BTS Station.
Everyone, local and international, is invited to the “Expat Fair Thailand 2016”, which is free to join. There will be food trucks selling international cuisine and cooking competitions to encourage people to try and make traditional dishes for themselves. So everyone should bring a hearty appetite as there will be variety of food to taste. Also, the 12 Hidden Gems area will introduce the emerging destinations in Thailand and invite visitors to do Thai hands-on activities.
Well-known and much-loved foreigners who have made their home in Thailand will be at the fair to reveal the things they like most about the kingdom. One of these will be the former Miss Universe, Ms. Natalie Glebova, who has many business interests here. Also making an appearance will be talented Australian linguist, author, and television personality, Mr. Andrew Biggs, who will give a fun interview in which he will talk about some of his experiences of living in Thailand.
Thailand’s expats and locals wanting to take domestic trips should not miss the fair. There will be the chance to win air tickets to destinations all over Thailand. Nok Air is providing 40 tickets for those who participate in the activities, with 20 being given out on each of the two days.
“We think the Expat Fair is a great initiative of the TAT as it will showcase the breadth of talent that has made Thailand their second home,” he said, adding “and we also have to thank the Expats for bringing in so many eclectic dishes from far and wide that help make Bangkok one the world’s best culinary destinations.” said Mr. Patee Sarasin, CEO of Nok Air.
According to the figures from the Office of Foreign Workers Administration, some 143,000 expats are currently working legally in Thailand with some 70 per cent in management positions or higher.
Mr. Sugree said, “We want to reach out to the expats here to encourage international cultural exchanges and help them to “Discover Amazing Stories” in our Amazing Thailand. Certainly, strong relations with people who are living and working here can help build links and confidence in Thailand among expats and their families and friends back home. The Expat Fair Thailand 2016 will help create a positive vibe in our expat community and increase the confidence to explore the many amazing stories in the kingdom.”