The new president and board of the Pattaya Business and Tourism Association took up where the old executives left off, planning tourist promotions for 2011 and assisting with the rezoning of the city’s entertainment venues.
Newly elected President Wiwat Pattanasin convened his first PBTA meeting April 27 at the Green Park Resort. The rest of the new board was seated at the meeting. They are Sinchai Wattanasartsathorn, Suwat Paepiromrat, Ekasit Ngampichet, Krit Jiramongkol, Yongwith Kiewcharoen and 15 other new committee members.
Wiwat Pattanasin, president of the Pattaya Business and Tourism Association, convenes his first PBTA meeting.
Business for the first session of this new term included a review of Tourism Authority of Thailand overseas marketing plans, which saw visits to India, Turkey and Germany during February and March. More emphasis on the Russian market is planned for the balance of the year, as well as promoting Pattaya to Thai tourists.
Vice President Krit also said progress is being made on the “Pattaya Model” project, which aims to bring order to the city’s sprawling nightlife industry. He said the first step will be to impose tighter tax collection and operating hour controls on Walking Street businesses.