On August 12, 2022, the Chinese Media Seminar on Thai Culture and Tourism was held in Chengde, an international tourist city in Hebei. Invited by the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to China H.E. Mr. Arthayudh Srisamoot, President of Home and Abroad News Press Mrs. Wei Yan and Executive Director Mr. Liu Dengchen and more than 30 Chinese media reporters attended the event. On the same day, Ambassador Srisamoot accompanied the Thai diplomatic delegation and the Beijing Office of the National Tourism Administration of Thailand held a seminar with the Chinese media on the new tourism strategies in Thailand at the Chengde Qiwanglou Hotel with in-depth exchanges on further deepening Sino-Thai cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, culture, and tourism. In short, Thailand has everything you want!
At the seminar, Ambassador Srisamoot said in his welcome speech to the media friends: "Before the pandemic, Thailand was one of the most popular countries for Chinese tourists with more than 10 million Chinese visitors every year. I sincerely hope that when the international travel policy is eased, more Chinese friends will continue to choose Thailand to travel.”
Mr. Pan Konan, Director of the Beijing Office of the National Tourism Administration of Thailand, delivered a keynote speech on the theme of "2023 Marketing Strategic Plan". He said: "Thailand has taken adequate security and public health safeguards to welcome back the tourists from all over the world, especially Chinese tourists to visit Thailand."
President of Home and Abroad News Press Mrs. Wei Yan had friendly exchanges with Ambassador Srisamoot. She said that not long ago, when I led the Home and Abroad News Press Junior Journalist Delegation visited the Thai Consulate-General in Guangzhou, the children were very excited about Thailand, and they are looking forward to visiting the country after the pandemic. Their parents will take them to Thailand to enjoy the beautiful and charming Thai culture and sceneries. The Consul General also played a promotional video about Thailand's tourism to junior journalists to open a window to the next generation of China to learn more about Thailand.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand has designated 2022-2023 as the “Year of Tourism in Thailand” with the theme of "Amazing Thailand, Amazing New Chapters". The purpose of the event held by the Royal Thai Embassy in China is to further strengthen the connections with the Chinese media. It is hoped that Chinese media will promote Thailand to more Chinese friends from different layers and perspectives.
After the meeting, Ambassador Srisamoot and the media delegation visited the Chengde Mountain Resort, an important historical tourist attraction in Hebei Province.