Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 100% ready; Bt300 mil expected in circulation


CHAING MAI, Nov 26 – The International Horticultural Exposition Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2011 is fully ready to open, expecting to attract over 2 million visitors and generating over Bt300 million.

The event was previously postponed due to the flood crisis in Thailand’s many provinces. It will now be held from Dec 14 of this year through March 14, 2012.

The average number of visitors was predicted at 30,000-40,000, said Upatam Nisitsukcharoen as director of the event’s administration office.

Advance tickets sold for half prices are available until Dec 13. A single entry ticket for adults is marked down to Bt100 from Bt200, while a single entry ticket for children, students and persons of over 60 years old is Bt50. Multiple entry tickets for adults are priced at Bt400 if purchased in advance.

Almost 5,000 tickets have already been sold, according to Mr Upatam.

A post-flood promotion campaign is also in effect, where one person from each province per day will be allowed to buy a ticket at half price in front of the exposition venue.

More information is available by contacting the exhibition call centre in Bangkok at +66-2610-2011, or through the press information centre in Chiang Mai at +66-5311-4193.