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TAT announce the celebration of the Chinese New Year 2019 and the 44th Anniversary of the Thai – Chinese Diplomatic Relations.

On 24 January 2019, the Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, and the Cultural Advisor of the Ambassador of China to Thailand, Mrs. Chang Yumeng, jointly held a press conference to announce the celebration of the Chinese New Year 2019 and the 44th Anniversary of the Thai – Chinese Diplomatic Relations. TAT will be cooperating with the Ministry of Culture, China National Tourist Office, and the Embassy of The People's Republic of China to organize various Chinese New Year celebrations in the following locations: 
1. Yaowarat Road, Siam Square, and Samphanthawong District (4-6 February 2019)
2. MAYA Lifestyle Shopping Center in Chiang Mai (5-6 February 2019) 
3. Central Phuket Floresta in Phuket Province (5-6 February 2019) 
On 4 February 2019, officials from Thailand and China will exchange New Year greetings in a special ceremony at Siam Square to celebrate the friendship between Thailand and China. Then on 5 February, HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will be presiding over the opening ceremony of the Yaowarat Road Chinese New Year Celebration. TAT estimated that there will a total of 1.03 million foreign tourists will visit Thailand during the Chinese New Year 2019, which will generate around 24 billion baht worth of income. Meanwhile, around 330,000 Chinese tourists are expected to arrive in Thailand during the Chinese New Year celebrations, which is higher than last year’s number by 4 per cent. It is said that the rise in the number of Chinese tourists could be attributed to the extension of the Visa on Arrival (VoA) waiver program. 

 

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