Record Turnout for UNWTO Gastronomy Tourism Conference in Thailand


A record 475 delegates from 52 countries turned up for the 4th UNWTO Forum on Gastronomy Tourism held in Bangkok recently. Organised by the UN World Tourism Organisation and Basque Culinary Centre the conference focused on raising awareness both nationally and regionally as to the significance and role of gastronomy tourism as a key towards the development of sustainable tourism in the region. (l-r) Tanes Petsuwan, TAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications; Pongpanu Svetarundra, Permanent Secretary of Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism & Sports; Joxe Mari Aizega, Director of Basque Culinary Centre; H.E. Weerasak Kowsurat, Minister of Tourism and Sports, Thailand; H.E. Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO); Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor; and Srisuda Wanapinyonsak, TAT Deputy Governor for International Marketing – Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas.