On this World Tourism Day on 27 September 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic represents an opportunity to rethink the future of the tourism sector. This year’s theme of ‘Tourism of Inclusive Growth’ resonates with Tourism Authority of Thailand’s ongoing commitment to drive the Thai tourism industry towards safe and sustainable travel.
The TAT Singapore office invited close friends and associates for a intimate catch up through a leisurely bicycle ride, exploring the sights and scenes of Singapore. With a carefully curated cycling route, there were stops along significant monuments such as the “elephant statue”, a bronze monument located at the High Street entrance of the Old Parliament. This statue was a gift to commemorate King Chulalongkorn’s first visit to a foreign land in 1871.
This cycling activity provided an opportunity to experience in a green & leisurely pace the tourism landscape of Singapore, embracing and celebrating the achievements and friendships forged.
Since 1st July, Thailand has embarked on her plan of tourism recovery by reopening the island of Phuket, followed by Ko Samui on 15th July 2021; where fully vaccinated international travellers are able to travel without quarantine requirements.
The Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension (Krabi, Phang Nga and Surat Thani) was quickly conceptualised and executed from 16 August for greater flexibility and travel options. From 1 October 2021, more destinations such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, and Pattaya, are slated to reopen.
Slowly but surely, Thailand is inching towards our goal of opening the skies for travel once more.
NOTE: The Thai Around Singapore’ Cycling Tour was organised with prevailing Safe Management Measures for Tours implemented.