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Time of illumination: traditional candle festival marks the start of Buddhist Lent

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Korat Candle Festival

Bangkok, 2 July 2014 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) invites international and local travellers to join the Thai Buddhist community nationwide in marking the start of this year’s Buddhist Lent from 11 – 13 July.

Legend has it that when the Lord Buddha was travelling and spreading his teachings, it was traditional for ascetics to retire to retreats during the rainy season. This period was known as vassa and was aimed at preventing crop damage during vital growing periods.

For modern Buddhist monks, it is a time of retreat and reflection. Buddhist Lent, or Khao Phansa as it is known in Thailand, lasts for three months. During this period, monks stay within their temples for study and adhere strictly to the teachings of the Lord Buddha.

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Local artisan of Ubon Ratchathani carefully carves the candle for the province’s most celebrated festival.

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Part of a colourful procession of many beautifully crafted candles at Surin Khao Phansa Festival

Mr. Thawatchai Arunyik, TAT Governor said, “To mark the start of this auspicious period, Buddhist devotees and the Thai people nationwide organise special celebrations that also reflect local traditions and beliefs. This gives tourists the chance to really connect with some of Thailand’s more unique festivals and immerse themselves in some delightful local customs that can’t be found elsewhere.”

Among some of the more unique celebrations marking Buddhist Lent in Thailand this year are:

International Wax Candle Festival and Wax Candle Procession, from 11-14 July at Thung Si Mueang, Ubon Ratchathani, acts as a showcase for some of the world’s best examples of candle carving with masterpieces crafted by artists from Bulgaria, Costa Rica, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Spain, Ukraine, the United States of America, and Thailand.

Korat Candle Festival, from 11-13 July at the Tao Suranaree Monument, Nakhon Ratchasima, is a display of exquisitely carved candles that will depict the story of the Lord Buddha, the royal projects in honour of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the many historical attractions of Nakhon Ratchasima.

Candle Procession and Elephant Back Merit Making, from 10-11 July at the Monument of Phaya Surin Phakdi Sri Narong Changwang, Surin boasts a procession of nearly 100 elaborately-decorated elephants carrying some of the town’s most highly-revered monks around town in a unique and memorable merit-making ceremony.

Tak Bat Dok Mai (Floral merit-making) and Royal Candle Festival, from 11-13 July at Wat Phra Phutthabat, Khun Khlon sub-district, Saraburi, is a unique festival in which Buddhists will present Dok Khao Phansa – traditional yellow and white blooms – to monks ascending the temple steps to pay respect to the Buddha’s Footprint as well as wash the monks’ feet as a way of making merit and washing away sins.

Aquatic Phansa Festival, on 11 July at Khlong Lat Chado, Phak Hai, Ayutthaya, marks Khao Phansa in a unique way with a long and colourful procession of boats carrying candles to the temple. There are also several other activities that reflect the local way of life the people at the canal-side village of Lat Chado.

Pattaya Candle Festival, from 9-10 July at Pattaya Beach Road, highlights candle processions that start from Central Beach Road to the Walking Street as well as a candle carving competition and candle floating competition – all set to reflect the local and traditional lifestyle in Pattaya.

Suphan Buri Candle Festival, from 11-13 July at Wat Pa Wat Pa Lelai Woravihara, presents the spectacular procession of candles around the province’s main town as well as local folk performances, candle procession competition and candle floating decoration competition.

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The unique Floral Merit-Making to welcome the Buddhist Lent period of Saraburi province

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Ubon Ratchathani’s International Wax Candle Festival and Wax Candle Procession .

For more information on Khao Phansa and the Wax Candle Festival, visit: www.tourismthailand.org.

Contact Information:
International Public Relations Division
Tourism Authority of Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2250 5500 ext. 4545-48
Fax: +66 (0) 2253 7419
E-mail: prdiv3@tat.or.th
Web site: www.tatnews.org

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THAI joins new home of Star Alliance in London

 

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Bangkok / London, 24 June, 2014 – Thai Airways International (THAI) joins Star Alliance members in moving under one roof at the newly-opened Terminal 2: the Queen’s Terminal at London’s Heathrow Airport.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II formally opened the new home of Star Alliance, the latest addition to Heathrow airport which will house all 23 Star Alliance member airlines that serve the UK’s only hub airport.

Britain’s Queen, who last year celebrated the 60th anniversary of her coronation, also opened the former Terminal 2 building that once occupied the same site as the new purpose-built facility back in 1955. The new Terminal 2 started its operations smoothly earlier this month.

So far, United, Air Canada, Air China and ANA have successfully commenced operations there and the remaining airlines will move in gradually by November. This schedule ensures each move is as smooth as possible for passengers.

Mark Schwab, CEO Star Alliance said: “It is terrific to see this new terminal coming to life as our Heathrow home after so many years of careful planning and construction. We are honoured that Her Majesty the Queen has lent her name to this fantastic new facility which will deliver an excellent service to Star Alliance customers at this major hub.”

John Holland-Kaye, Heathrow Development Director and CEO designate, said: “Heathrow is delighted to welcome Her Majesty to open her new airport terminal.  Today is a celebration of the great work by many people and many organisations from across the country to create a new front door for the UK.

“The completion of the new Queen’s Terminal is the culmination of an £11bn private investment programme that delivers a world-class hub airport that the UK can be proud of,” he added.

Heathrow Airport welcomed The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh to an opening ceremony attended by over 1,000 people who were either involved in the construction of the building or are part of the team now working in the new terminal.  Her Majesty unveiled a commemorative plaque that will later be installed in a public part of the building for passengers and colleagues to see.  The U.K. Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin MP, gave a short address.

During the visit The Queen met various people including the Chairman, Chief Executive and Development Director of Heathrow Airport; the Chief Executives of the Star Alliance airlines; Luis Vidal, the lead and concept architect for Terminal 2; a group of prominent British retailers who have recently opened premises in the new terminal; Richard Wilson, the designer of the Slipstream art installation situated in the forecourt of the terminal; and various representatives of companies across Britain who were part of the construction team.

The 23 Star Alliance member airlines serving Heathrow represent over 20% of the airport’s traffic. It is the first time all Star Alliance carriers will be in a single Heathrow terminal, creating a superior travel experience for passengers, new business opportunities for the member airlines and providing an improved working environment for employees.

From Terminal 2, the Star Alliance airlines – Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI, and United – will provide over 120 flights a day to 45 worldwide destinations in 25 countries. These provide access to Star Alliance’s global network of 1,269 destinations.

Further information on Heathrow Terminal 2 can be found at: www.heathrow.com/t2

For further information please contact:
Star Alliance Press Office
Tel: +49 69 96375 183
Fax: +49 69 96375 683
Email: mediarelations@staralliance.com
Web site: www.staralliance.com

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TAT & Nat Geo Launches “The Beach” Long Form Programme to Promote Thailand’s Tourism

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Bangkok – 23 June 2014, Thailand’s magnificent beaches were the focus of an hour-long documentary broadcast by National Geographic TV channel worldwide on 20 June, 2014. The programme marks the start of marketing campaigns to be launched by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to help the travel and tourism sector make a quick recovery from the impact of the recent political unrest.

Appropriately entitled “The Beach,” the TAT-supported documentary presented the story of Thailand’s beaches as depicted through the eyes and perspective of Mr. Ben Horton, a Nat Geo emerging explorer and professional photographer.

Mr. Horton travelled to Phra Nang, Ao Nang, Ko Phi Phi, Ko Phangan and Hua Hin, covering beaches along the coastlines of both the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, to capture their pristine beauty and record the experiences of both foreigners and local Thai people.

“The Beach” was broadcast over Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, China, Australia/New Zealand, Japan, India, Europe and Abu Dhabi.

After being intensively promoted via 4,087 spots, the National Geographic estimates that the documentary was seen in over 245 million households across Europe, Asia and the Middle East regions. It will be shown 57 times overall. TAT will also distribute it at all international travel trade shows in a DVD format over the next 12 months.

In Thailand, it was aired on TV Nat Geo and True Vision channel 569.

TAT Governor Thawatchai Arunyik said, “Due to the political unrest in the first quarter of 2014, we had suspended all advertising in global media and replaced it with stepped up public relations and social media activities to boost visitor confidence. Now that the situation has stabilised, we are ready to resume our global campaigns.”

“As such, the timing of the National Geographic documentary offered a perfect start for the relaunch. Thailand’s wonderful beach resorts are our most popular tourism asset. The documentary offered the world a very good reminder of the fact that Thailand is back to normal and ready to welcome visitors.”

In his photo essay, Mr. Horton describes Thailand’s beaches as “relaxing”, “unspoilt” and even a part of the “search for spirituality.”

He says, “In my travels, in my photographs, in my search…, I’m sure I will come across many answers… Paradise, as a place could be equal parts of the geography and landscape… But one of the things that makes each place special and unique…is its people. “Amazing Thailand, It Begins with the People…”

The promotional trailer of “The Beach” can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XaB90_uqbc

Contact Information:
International Public Relations Division
Tourism Authority of Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2250 5500 ext. 4545-48
Fax: +66 (0) 2253 7419
E-mail: prdiv3@tat.or.th
Web site: www.tatnews.org

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Rice, spice, herbs and happiness: Thai Food Festival 2014 to be held in Pattaya

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Bangkok / Pattaya – 23 June 2014 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is organising the ‘Thai Food Festival 2014’ to be held at CentralFestival Beach Pattaya from 4-6 July, 2014, to enhance the reputation of Thai cuisine, already acknowledged as among the world’s best.

Mrs. Vilaiwan Twichasri, Deputy Governor for Tourism Products and Business of TAT said,“Thanks to its unique tastes and unbeaten quality, Thailand’s food has gained international acclaim and is loved by anyone who enjoys eating well, wherever they are in the world. Pattaya, with its ever-present blend of international visitors, has been chosen as the venue for this annual Thai food festival. The city is known for being a great place for tourists to come and have fun as well as for its range of fine dining and great Thai food options.”

Thai-Food-Festival-2014-Pattaya_05Now in its fifth year, the three-day festival will be an epicurean extravaganza. Specialty dishes from 40 leading Thai restaurants will be lovingly prepared by chefs on-site. This means that all visitors, local and international, can enjoy the best dishes that Thailand’s best chefs can offer. The aim is to create a real taste of Thailand and allow people to experience authentic Thai cuisine at its peak cooked by the masters.

This year’s theme is ‘Herbs and Spices …Thai Taste’ to reflect Thailand’s unique blends of fragrant herbs and spices that ensure favourite Thai dishes stand out. At the show, there will be spicy treats; such as, the spicy soup Tom Yam and the much-loved papaya salads Somtam to try. Other zesty delights on offer are the rich coconut curry, Tom Kha Kai, the ever-popular Phat Thai, and the local favourite, Khanom Chin.

To spice up the festival, there will be cooking demonstrations by three celebrity chefs: Chef Oak – Christian Johann from Johann Bistro restaurant; Chef Can – Thanaporn Makornwat from The Local by Oam Thong Thai Cuisine; and Chef Book – Boonsamith Pukkanasut, the owner of the Book: Rad Na KhunThep restaurant and the MC of the Foodwork TV programme. A host of entertainment shows will be available throughout the three days including stage performances by a famous group from the Thailand’s Got Talent reality television series as well as other leading Thai performers.

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Visitors will also be able to take part in many fun competitions; such as, onion and garlic peeling competitions and blindfolded food guessing challenges. In addition, everyone who attends the Food Fest will be eligible to receive a free Thai cook book: an introduction to cooking Thai curries and soups, as well as an extra book about herbs and Thai spices. TAT has prepared 3,000 free copies for any budding chefs or visitors who want to know more about Thailand’s vibrant and tasty cuisine.

Contact Information:
International Public Relations Division
Tourism Authority of Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2250 5500 ext. 4545-48
Fax: +66 (0) 2253 7419
E-mail: prdiv3@tat.or.th
Web site: www.tatnews.org

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Bangkok, 20 June, 2014 – Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit recently hosted a group of media from Singapore and Philippines led by Ms. Wipaporn Waleesajjakarn, Marketing Officer (4th from left), The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Singapore office in occasion of their Educational Trip to Bangkok.

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Ms.Ploirath Essarum (5th from left), Director of Sales and Marketing, Ms.Tassanee Wongcampan (7th from left), Marketing and Communications Manager and Ms.Teerawan Tuncharoen (3rd from left), Senior Marketing Executive gave a warm welcome and hotel familiarisation during the group’s stay.

Media contact:
Ms. Tassanee Wongcampan
Marketing Communication Manager
Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit
Tel: +66 (0) 2
Emal: H7176-MK@accor.com

Ms.Teerawan Tuncharoen
Senior Marketing Executive
Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit
Email: H7176-MK1@accor.com

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After Nine Dine Light 50% Off at Orchid Café

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Bangkok, 20 June, 2014 – At Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok, dine after nine and enjoy a light supper buffet at the renowned Orchid Café with an enticing 50% off food.

The Orchid Café Light Buffet includes an array of Thai and international hot and cold appetisers and salads such as lemongrass and kaffir lime marinated salmon, crisp green salads leaves with dressings such as Caesar, thousand island, and balsamic, and condiments including capers, dill pickles, and creamed horseradish.

There’re also Ardennes ham, salami and cedarwood smoked duck cold cuts to accompany delights such as Caprese mozzarella cheese and tomato with basil, squid with preserved lemon and Italian parsley vinaigrette, new potato salad with scallions, soft boiled eggs and smoked trout, and congigelle pasta salad with pesto Genovese, sun dried tomatoes and zucchini. Exotic Middle Eastern dishes include hummus and baba ganoush, and there are also authentic Thai favorites such as mango salad with crispy fish, spicy pomelo salad, and wok-fried vegetable spring rolls.

Sunday to Thursday from 21:00 hrs – 22:30 hrs. only, feast from an array of international appetizers, salads and desserts at the Orchid Café Light Supper Buffet for just 482 Baht net per person or enjoy the buffet with one choice from six main course dishes prepared to order for just 630 Baht net per person.

The choice includes succulent grilled Australian rib eye or Norwegian salmon with mushroom sauce, whipped potato and seasonal vegetables. There is also a choice of baked barramundi with seafood bisque, or baked wild mushrooms and Parmesan cream lasagna with Pachino tomato compote, and more. With one outstanding grilled dish served each day, it is the perfect choice for a memorable dinner.

The extraordinary 50% off benefit is only available from Sunday to Thursday between 21:00 hrs – 22:30 hrs. from now until 21 August, 2014.

The winner of TripAdvisor “Certificate of Excellence” 2013, Orchid Café is a renowned all day dining venue featuring one of the finest buffets in Bangkok. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner it offers guests a fabulous array of delicious international buffet dishes and an enticing a la carte menu.

Operating Hours:
Orchid Café Light Buffet: 18:00 – 22:30 hours (Sunday – Thursday)
After Nine, Dine Light with 50% discount is only available from 21:00 – 22:30 hrs.

For media liaison, please contact:
Nicha Pongstaporn
Public Relations Executive
Tel: +66 (0) 2649 8641
Email: nicha.p@luxurycollection.com

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