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“The Sun is Shining in Bangkok”

February 19th, 2012 • by Sandy Zimmerman


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The Sun is Shining in Bangkok

(Photos shot by Sandy Zimmerman during the live show and at the event.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thailand is beautiful again sparkling with sunshine and excitement!

I was invited to Thailand along with journalists/media from around the world to experience their celebration that the weather is great and the sun is shining again after the floods. Thailand is happy to return to welcoming tourists and offering all of their delights for everyone to enjoy.

Thailand's resilient nature has always fort back and now their "Beautiful Thailand" campaign is designed to say, "Everything is back to normal again".

The Tourism Authority of Thailand's (TAT) "Beautiful Thailand" reception at the Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort began with cocktails and demonstrations of traditional fruit carving and beading.

Later H. E. Mr. Chumpol Silapa-archa, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism and Sports, addressed their guests. "The key tourist destination that was affected by the flood was the Ayutthaya World Heritage Site. The site has since been fully cleaned up and tourists are returning again. Most of the tourist attractions and services in the areas that were flooded are operational and ready to welcome visitors.

Tourism contributes 6% of the kingdom's GDP and provides more than 2 million jobs. It plays a key role in providing employment and revenue for the country.

The Thai government has announced "Miracle Thailand" for the year 2011-2012 to celebrate the auspicious royal birthdays for His Majesty the King, Her Majesty the Queen, and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince. We will focus on enhancing the Thai tourism sector by improving our services to facilitate visitors."

Almost all of the key tourist destinations and attractions throughout Thailand were not affected by the flooding.

TAT presented a spectacular cultural production show with costumes and dances from different provinces. The extravaganza began on stage with several beautiful dancers then surprised the audience. Suddenly the other members of the cast appeared from all sides of the room.

Later I had the chance to taste Thailand's many cuisines during their dinner buffet feast with 10 tables of food.