City hoteliers form new tourism alliance


A delegation of hoteliers from North Pattaya met with the Tourism Authority of Thailand to introduce the North Pattaya Alliance (NPA) of hotels and their plans to launch a destination campaign in the very near future. The NPA campaign is targeting high net worth Indian families and wedding planners to attract more upscale Indian weddings to North Pattaya. The campaign is also aimed to drive for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) business to the neighbourhood.  (l-r) David Barrett – Executive Director, Events of Amari Orchid Pattaya; Thapanee Kiatphaibool – Director of Marketing Information Technology Group of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT); Kamutporn Chaiwong – Director of Sales and Marketing of Holiday Inn Pattaya; Somkhit Tonsaiphet – General Manager of The Zign Hotel; Brendan Daly – General Manager of Amari Orchid Pattaya; Chatchawal Supachayanont – General Manager of Dusit Thani Pattaya; Jamnong Junnapiya – Executive Director, ASEAN of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT); Robert John Lohrmann – General Manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya; Jurairat Mongkolwongsiri – Director of Sales (International) of Centara Hotels and Resorts; Patsee Permvongsenee – Chief, ASEAN South Asia and South Pacific of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT); Porntip Pibarnwong – Director of Sales of Amari Orchid Pattaya; Parichart Vongthongmark – Assistant Sales Manager of Garden Cliff Resort & Spa; and Sirisook Kosinghawattana – Senior Sales Manager of Cape Dara Resort.