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Isaan Fairs, ticket deals to boost tourism
« on: December 17, 2010, 11:48:55 PM »
Fairs, ticket deals to boost tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is planning to host an "Amazing Isaan Fair" in late January to encourage domestic tourism into the Northeast.

And in another tourism promotion, Thai Airways International is offering special oneway fare discounts to snatch last minute bookings in December.

The Isaan event is to take place at Bangkok's Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre from January 27 to January 30, under the theme "Isaan: the place to learn about culture".

TAT hopes the event will boost local travel to Northeastern provinces that were barely affected by October's flood crisis.

There will be seven zones at the fair for different products and services, such as natural places, outback to prehistoric period, Isaan trendy and chill out and mekong River.

TAT is currently hosting a travel fair at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre that aims to boost domestic tourism following the floods, and to draw more travellers in the current high season. About 100 tourismoriented operators are offering packages at the event, which will run until tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Thai Airways International is offering special "Oneway Surprise" fares on domestic routes and "Oneway Big Surprise" fares on international routes.

Airline president Piyasvasti Amranand said the promotional oneway fares were being offered in response to customer demand during the December endoftheyear holiday period.

Oneway fares on the BangkokSurat Thani route start at Bt1,465 on designated flights, and oneway fares on the BangkokHat Yai route start at Bt1,735.

The airline is also offering promotional fares on international routes, including Bangkok to Perth for as little as Bt6,000 and Bangkok to destinations in Europe starting at Bt12,000.

The special fares are for economyclass travel and include miscellaneous charges, but not airport tax.

The domestic tickets are for travel before midnight on Wednesday, December 15, and international tickets for overnight travel no later than December 31.

The Nation