TAT holds festival to boost travel to 55 secondary cities

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This weekend, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) wraps up an event to promote tourism in 55 secondary provinces by showcasing the uniqueness of each area.

During a press conference on the TAT’s organization of the upcoming “Thailand Minor Cities Tourism Festival”, Sujira Jongchansitto, the TAT’s Deputy Governor for Tourism Products and Business, stated that the event will familiarize visitors with the culture, traditions, local wisdom and travel routes of each of the 55 secondary cities across Thailand.

With the objective of drawing more tourists to the areas, the fair is expected to help distribute tourism income to local communities, fulfilling the government’s goal of reducing social and economic disparities.

The event will offer visitors a glimpse of each area’s way of life and culture. For example, there will be a replica of the Phaya Si Phuchong Nakharat Monument, which is a landmark of Mukdahan province in the Northeast, a demonstration of the Salak Yom merit-making ceremony of the North and a simulated paddy field in the central region.

The Thailand Minor Cities Tourism Festival runs through August 26 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center.