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Volume 14, Issue 07

16 - 31 December 2014


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Rebranding Pattaya Again T

he Thai tourism ministry has pinpointed five sites as quality tourism destinations in the latest exercise in holiday orientation. Tourism Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul explained that the aim was to boost the number of highspending or “value” tourists and to change the negative stereotypes which continue to haunt some Thai cities and beach resorts. The ministry believes that Pattaya still suffers from its reputation as a questionable nightlife destination and wants to rebrand the Eastern Seaboard city as a world-class sports and family center. Although City Hall has made giant steps in recent years to attract international sporting events, including yachting and golf, the government feels there is much more that can be done, especially in light of the upcoming ASEAN Economic Community which will establish a free trade area and encourage cross-border tourism among 10 countries in the area. On the family front, Pattaya now offers an impressive list of locations and facilities for parents and children, including the recentlylaunched Cartoon Network Amazone waterpark in Bang Saray. All five-star condominiums and hotels in the Pattaya area

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Cartoon Network Amazone, Thailand’s newest and largest water park, is in Bangsaray.

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Vol 14 issue 07 16 31 december 2014  
Vol 14 issue 07 16 31 december 2014