In August this year, The Tourism Authority of Thailand, Australia (TAT) will host the Australian Society of Travel Writers (ASTW)’s Annual General Meeting in Bangkok.
TAT is delighted to report that the conference will be attended by 115 members, and over 80 members will attend pre- or post-convention famil programs.
Delegates have been offered a wide range of famil options and TAT is happy to report that most have been able to attend their first choice. There are seven famils on the AGM program, with the most popular choices being Kanchanaburi and Trat, with 15 attending, followed by Krabi (14).
The range of famils aims to show case the wide range of experiences – ‘Open to the New Shades’ – to be found in Thailand.
Delegates on the Kanchanaburi tour will travel the infamous Death Railway from River Kwai Bridge, visit Hellfire Pass, visit an elephant sanctuary and go on a firefly night cruise in Samut Songkhram , while those on the Krabi tour will visit the charming Muslim enclave of Koh Klang, learn to fish with the locals and go island hopping.
In Trat, an unknown gem in the Gulf of Thailand near the Cambodian border, delegates will learn how to make Ya Na crackers, weave ‘Ngop’ (farmer’s hats) with palm leaves and cruise to small islands within Mu Koh Chang National Park. While in Chiang Rai, delegates will visit the White Temple to marvel at its wild murals and travel through beautiful mountain scenery in Doi Mae Salong.
ASTW members have been advised of their assigned famils this week, and are encouraged to book flights as soon as possible. Flight bookings close on 30 June 2018.