The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has selected couples from nine countries to participate in their Thailand Wedding Destiny campaign.
TAT Deputy Governor and Executive Director of Europe, Africa and Middle East Tanes Petsuwan revealed that the campaign is aimed at promoting Thailand as a wedding destination, as well promoting Thai wedding organizers in the global market.
The foreign couples chosen by the TAT are from China, Hong Kong, Japan, France, England, the Czech Republic, Australia, America and Brazil. Their weddings will be held in Sukhothai, Phuket, Krabi and Koh Samui.
Tanes said the wedding industry is among the top businesses in Thailand. The average foreign couple will spend between 5 – 20 million baht to have their wedding organized in the Kingdom. Thailand earned around 1.8 trillion baht in tourism revenue last year, of which 10% came from wedding events.
Thailand was also selected as Asia’s best wedding destination last year, according to renowned publication Travel + Leisure India & South Asia. The country was ranked first in Africa, third in Australia and the Middle East, and sixth in Europe. (NNT)