THAILAND: TAT TO PROMOTE SONGKRAN IN SECONDARY PROVINCES

BANGKOK, Thailand April 5 (NNN-BERNAMA) The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is promoting Songkran (Thai new year) in five secondary provinces in a bid to boost visitor numbers to less popular tourist destinations, the Bangkok Post reported.

The five provinces being touted for Songkran are Kalasin, Chanthaburi, Kamphaeng Phet, Sing Buri and Nakhon Sri Thammarat, said governor Yuthasak Supasorn.

''Promoting the festival in these secondary provinces will help draw more visitors to those areas and pave the way for the provinces to run annual events,'' he said.

The TAT will continue to organise Songkran in large provinces such as Chiang Mai, Ayutthaya, Khon Kaen, Samut Prakan, Phuket and Sukhothai.

Meanwhile, celebrations in Bangkok will be carried out in tourist hotspots like Khao San and Silom roads. NNN-BERNAMA

Source: NAM News Network