The Pattaya Grand Sale is underway for another year and city officials are hoping the 10-week campaign provides a substantive boost to low season tourism revenues.
Top area government officials and tourism industry executives hailed the start of the campaign July 17 at Central Festival Pattaya Beach. They said the 2013 “Tour All Day, Discount Entire City” campaign offers the biggest discounts yet, up to 70 percent off at area hotels, golf courses and retailers.
“The discounts and benefits tourist will receive are quite special,” said Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome. “Plus, access to promotional officers and information is much easier this year, thanks to sponsors Visa International and Advanced Info Services.”
Pattaya Grand Sale 2013 sponsors take a group picture at the press conference launching the event at Central Festival Pattaya Beach.
The mayor said the sale, now in its fifth year, gained new support from area spas, hotels, restaurants, and golf courses. The sale runs through Sept. 30.
Sale Director Prayuth Tamthum said 74 hotels, 20 spas, 10 shopping centers, seven golf courses and 15 tourist attractions are participating this year. Tourists simply need to show their Pattaya Grand Sale 2013 card to receive discounts. The cards can be obtained online at Trip2Pattaya.com, the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Pattaya office, Central Festival, participating hotels and TAT offices and shopping malls in Bangkok.