Athapol Vannakit

Thailand’s Office of the Auditor General has told Chonburi authorities to crack down on Pattaya hotels, citing a substantial shortfall in expected tax revenue.
Pattaya City, in cooperation with the Tourism Authority of Thailand and tourism related organizations, is organizing the 7th annual Pattaya Food & Hoteliers Expo, from August 8-10, 09.00 to 18.30 hrs., in the PEACH convention hall at the Royal Cliff beach Resort.
The Pattaya Business & Tourism Association is urging members to become more aggressive with Internet marketing to spur low-season tourism. At a June 12 meeting at the Camelot Hotel, President Sinchai Wattanasartsathorn said websites that offer promotions, company updates and tourism information can drive more people...
The Pattaya Tourism Promotion worked to prepare city officials for the coming ASEAN Economic Community with a lecture and visit to Koh Chang.
Having already made strong inroads into the Russian and Chinese markets, regional tourism associations are turning their gaze to the sports and disabled tourism sectors for future growth.

Local officials open Naklua night market

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 14:25
Culture Minister Sonthaya Kunplome launched eight weekends of music, food and shopping during Naklua’s “Walk & Eat” night market running through Jan. 20.
Naklua’s Old Market neighborhood will host eight weekends of music, food and shopping during a “Walk & Eat” night market Dec. 2 to Jan. 20. Tourism Authority of Thailand Pattaya office Director Athapol Vannakit announced the event Nov. 20. Co-sponsored by the Culture Ministry, the “Naklua...
The Tourism Authority of Thailand is creating tourist “routes” to show off fun and natural attractions in Chonburi. TAT Pattaya office Director Athapol Vannakit, Chonburi PAO President Wittaya Kunplome and Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome unveiled the “Tour Chonburi, Enjoy All Routes” campaign Sept. 21 at the...
More than a year of peaceful politics in Thailand is translating to a big resurgence in tourism to Pattaya, with arrivals during the low season up 63 percent over a year ago.
Cars and motorcycles from 27 manufacturers revved up Central Festival Pattaya Beach for 2012 Pattaya Motor Show.
Pattaya officials signed a tourism-cooperation agreement with Qingdao, China to facilitate exchange of knowledge and technology, as well as see Pattaya exhibit at a 2014 floral show there.
A new museum and theater hopes to draw tourists to East Pattaya with its spotlight on the legacy of HM the King and his celebrated royal barges.
Tourism Authority of Thailand officials will target India, Turkey and Indonesia to bolster Pattaya tourism in 2012.
Tourists spent nearly 8 billion baht in Pattaya in 2011, up 8.7 percent from 2010 despite countrywide flooding that dampened arrivals for much of the autumn.
Area political and tourism industry officials are scrambling to save the region’s high season by reassuring travel companies and foreign embassies that Pattaya has not been adversely impact by Thailand’s floods.