TAT meets on tourism-development standards

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Pattaya office hosted a seminar to raise tourism-development standards.

Rattanawalai Khantijantachai, director of the Tourist Service Development Department at TAT, chaired the June 3 meeting on standards for 2017-2021 at the Hilton Pattaya.

Rattanawalai Khantijantachai, director of the Tourist Service Development Department at TAT, chairs the June 3 meeting on tourism standards for 2017-2021.
Rattanawalai Khantijantachai, director of the Tourist Service Development Department at TAT, chairs the June 3 meeting on tourism standards for 2017-2021.

The Department of Tourism recently hired the National Institute of Development Administration as an advisor to make plans for tourism development in Thailand for 2017-2021.

The objectives are to study, analyze and gather data on new proposals, opinions, complaints and other issues from organizations involved so that NIDA and TAT can work together to make improvements to meet Thailand’s tourism standards in accordance with the government plans and policies.

The plans are focused on opinions where there will be a central committee working with all organizations involved in the tourism industry and to gather opinions from directors, academics and other experts.

The information received will then be put into a shared database so that when another seminar takes place, the NIDA and TAT can work together and propose thoughts, ideas, opinions and criticism.

Professional analyses will be presented and there will be four meetings or seminars before anything is approved.

The first meeting was intended to inform all organizations involved so that they will be guided in the same direction and cooperate to accomplish the same goals.

The tourism development standards for 2017-2021 have five goals: Improve standards and have them used effectively; improve construction and estimates for projects and public works; have development agencies evaluate the assessments and carry them out effectively; improve public areas and tourist attractions and unsure they are evaluated under tourism development standards; and increase promotion and improve the public image of Thai tourism.