Sino-Thai Culture Tourism Friendship Caravan To Boost Tourism!
The third edition of the Sino-Thai Culture Tourism Friendship Caravan is set to be begin in the month of August and last for a month. The festival aims to boost tourism and cultural exchange.
The Sino-Thai Culture Tourism Friendship Caravan that consists of a 5,868-km long road trip is set to commence in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, to the north of China on the 22nd of August this year. Having started its journey, the caravan passes through various cities in China, Thailand, Laos and finally concludes its journey in the Capital city of Thailand, Bangkok in the last week of September.
Whilst on the trip, there are a number of activities organized to help boost tourism in Changsha and Zhengzhou in China. The caravan also passes attractions located in the eastern, central, northeast and northern parts of Thailand.
A total of 70 vehicles are said to have participated in this trip when it first started as a grand tribute to the 70th anniversary of now Thai King’s accession to the Kingdom’s throne. A total of 40 people from both Thailand and China will join the entire trip.
Some media personnel from Thailand and China will join the trip, with TAT planning to set up a platform online for people to follow this caravan, said the governor of TAT, Yuthasak Supasorn.
He also stated that Road-trips are a trend for the future. The major improvement in the connectivity of the Asian Highway leading to more opportunities to reach newer destinations, thereby better distributing visitors.
TAT had earlier said that over 50% of Chinese tourists visit Thailand independently, which is a new trend. They also expect over 10 million Chinese tourists from the mainland to visit Thailand throughout this year.
Chen Jiang, the cultural counselor from the Chinese embassy in Thailand had exclaimed that it was his belief that the trip could go a long way in helping make the ever-so diversified Thai and Chinese culture known by more people in China and Thailand respectively, thus promoting a mutual understanding between both countries.
The trip is organized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Chinese ministry of culture, the Association for international Exchange of China, the China-Thai Cultural Council and the Chinese embassy in Thailand.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand predicts that there will be around 15 million views across social media in several Chinese cities the caravan intends to visit.
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