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5 May, 2017

Exclusive Resinar 4 July: Promoting Thailand as a Muslim-Friendly Destination

Bangkok – Travel & tourism to Thailand began with the Americans. Then came the Europeans, followed by the Japanese and Koreans. It is now the era of Chinese, Russians and Indians. The next wave will be the ASEAN countries and the Islamic world.

Each source market has its own unique traits and characteristics.

For the first time, a resinar (newly-coined shorthand for “research” and “seminar”) will be organised at the PATA Engagement Hub on 04 July 2017 to help the Thai travel industry better tap the emerging opportunities in the Islamic world.

Including Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Bangladesh, Pakistan and the massive Muslim minority in India, Thailand is located within 4 hours of flying time of the largest Muslim populations in the world. Beyond that, visitors from the Gulf countries are the highest spenders. New markets are emerging from Iran, the Central Asian Republics and Africa.

There are more flights from the Islamic world to Thailand than any other country in Asia.

Unlike any other source market, promoting Thailand as a Muslim-friendly destination is more than just a tourism issue. In addition to creating jobs and distributing income, it meets the broader national goals of building an inclusive society and enhancing socio-cultural integration with ASEAN.


Overview: Thai-Islamic Relations, Travel Trends and Potential Source Markets – Imtiaz Muqbil, Executive Editor, Travel Impact Newswire.

Key Issues, Trends and Opportunities for Promoting Thailand as a Muslim-Friendly Destination – Dr Pakorn Piyakorn, Director, Halal Standards Institute of Thailand

The Private Sector Perspective – Mr. Sanya Saengboon, General Manager, Al Meroz Hotel

The Private Sector Perspective – Mr. Adam Phadungsilp, Resident Manager, Nouvo City Hotel.


Date: July 4, 2017

Time: 1330 – 1630 hrs

Place: PATA Engagement Hub, 28th Floor, Siam Piwat Tower Building, 989 Rama 1 Road, Bangkok.

Cost: 3,000 baht per person for registrations recorded before June 30. After June 30, the fee will rise to 4,500 baht.

Who should attend: Representatives of hotels, tour operators, convention centres, guides, chambers of commerce, embassies, educational institutions.

Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exclusive-resinar-promoting-thailand-as-a-muslim-friendly-destination-tickets-34228503375?utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button

For further inquiries, please contact Imtiaz Muqbil at Imtiaz@travel-impact-newswire.com