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Dubai’s Emirates signs agreement with Tourism Authority of Thailand

Dubai’s Emirates signs agreement with Tourism Authority of Thailand

The carrier will develop initiatives to boost tourism to the kingdom by showcasing it to customers across its network

Dubai carrier Emirates has signed a a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to lend support for promoting tourism in the kingdom.

By virtue of the agreement, both entities will explore joint initiatives and opportunities for collaboration to enhance promotional efforts to attract travellers to Thailand.

Emirates will develop initiatives to boost tourism by showcasing the kingdom to customers across its global network. It will also promote the country through its network of agents in key strategic markets as well as collaborate on joint familiarisation trips designed to appeal to various customer segments.

Orhan Abbas, senior vice president of commercial operations – Far East at Emirates, said: “Emirates launched operations to Thailand more than 30 years ago, and its destinations are among the most popular in our Southeast Asian network, especially amongst holidaymakers from the US, Europe, and the Middle East. We are delighted to join hands with the Tourism Authority of Thailand to boost tourism to the country, and build on the success achieved over the years.”

Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said: “This Memorandum of Cooperation will pave the way for strategic tourism collaboration efforts between TAT and Emirates. TAT will assist Emirates in developing airline passenger traffic from key strategy markets by supporting tour operators and travel agents in agreed target markets across the Emirates network with promotional giveaways, special promotional packages, incentives, and marketing spend.”

Emirates’ services to Bangkok were launched in 1990 and, in 2012, its direct flights to the resort island of Phuket were established.

The carrier resumed operations to Bangkok in September 2020.

Read: Dubai’s Emirates to resume passenger services to Bangkok

It currently provides two daily services to Bangkok utilising the Boeing 777-300ER as well as an additional daily flight aboard its A380 aircraft. Emirates also flies to Phuket 11 times a week.

Read more: Emirates to offer its A380 service on Dubai-Bangkok route

Earlier this month, Emirates and the Saudi Tourism Authority signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost inbound tourism into the kingdom.

Read: Dubai’s Emirates, Saudi Tourism Authority ink agreement to underpin inbound tourism in the kingdom

The carrier also inked an agreement with Turespaña, Spanish Tourism Institute, to help boost trade and tourism to Spain.

Read more: Dubai’s Emirates signs agreement with Turespaña to underpin tourism to Spain

Another MoU with Maldivian, the national airline of Maldives, was also sealed to explore opportunities.

Read: Dubai’s Emirates signs MoU with Maldivian to explore partnership opportunities

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