Dhaka– The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) isto hold sensational “Amazing Thailand Countdown 2019” celebrations in Bangkok and four emerging tourism provinces in each of the four geographical regions of the country says a press release.
It is projecting a total turnout of more than three million foreign and domestic visitors with an estimated total expenditure of 17.37 billion Baht over the 29 December 2018 – 1 January 2019 holiday period.
Spectacular fireworks and music and dance performances celebrating Thailand’s rich and diverse cultural heritage as well as the importance of travel and tourism to the national economy will be held at the following locations:
– Bangkok: ICONSIAM, the glittering new shopping, entertainment and educational complex on the Chao Phraya River, the River of Kings;
– Northern Region: Clock Tower, Chiang Rai province;
– Central Region: Clock Tower, Ratchaburi province;
– Southern Region: Pakbara Pier, Satun province.
TAT is estimating that during the peak days of 29 December 2018 – 1 January 2019, Thailand will welcome about 520,000 foreign visitors, generating total revenue of about 7.87 billion Baht. Domestic trips are estimated at 2.71 million, generating about 9.5 billion Baht in expenditure.
The biggest turnout of spectators for the “Amazing Thailand Countdown 2019” will be in Bangkok where the countdown will begin at 18.00 Hrs. on 31 December 2018. This is six hours of back-to-back celebrations and performances based on the theme of “The River of Prosperity” being jointlyorganised by TAT and ICONSIAM in collaboration with numerous other private and public sector partners.