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AOT ready to halve landing and parking fees to lure more flights
Airports of Thailand’s (AOT) board approved the latest flight schedule management for AOT’s 6 airports namely Suvarnabhumi Airport, Don Mueang International Airport, Phuket International Airport, Chiang Mai International Airport , Hat Yai International Airport and Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai
Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony celebrates 23 years of marital bliss
Neptune-like nuptials promote coral reef conservation in Trang and Southern Thailand.
Bangkok, 28 December 2018 – The award-winning Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony celebrates its 23rd consecutive year of Neptune-like nuptials under the Andaman Sea, while raising awareness about preserving Trang’s natural beauty by promoting coral reef conservation in Southern Thailand.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has successfully positioned the Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony as one of Thailand’s top international events, driven in part by the annual attention from the media and influencers promoting both Trang and Thailand.
TAT Governor Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn said: “Trang’s coral reef conservation project in 1995 inspired a scuba-diving couple to marry under the Andaman Sea. It was memorable enough for the Trang Chamber of Commerce to initiate the annual Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony every February.
“The first one took place in 1997 with a global invitation sent out offering scuba-diving couples the unique opportunity to get married under the sea.”
Since then the Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony has captured the imagination of the world. In 2000, it was declared the largest underwater wedding ceremony by the Guinness Book of Records. In 2007, the Thai government named it one of the country’s national identity projects, then in 2013, the event received a Thailand Tourism Award.
This year, a total of 20 couples from Thailand and overseas are expected to attend a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dive deep and tie the knot.
The 23rd Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony is scheduled from 12 to 14 February, 2019, with an action-packed calendar of events.
The event starts the morning of 12 February when all registered couples join a welcome ceremony at the Thumrin Thana Hotel before joining a traditional Thai wedding parade with local high school marching bands from the hotel to the Trang Clock Tower.
The big day arrives on 13 February when all couples travel to Pak Meng Pier for a boat transfer to the Emerald Cave for the ‘Underwater Wedding registration’ and the ‘Rot Sai Sang‘ ritual to complete the marriage. This is done in front of the Emerald Cave at the depth of eight metres followed by a photo session.
In the afternoon, there is an evening wedding reception at Pak Meng Beach where the married couples receive their official marriage certificate.
On 14 February, all head out to Wat Khao Mai Kaeo to ring the bell and gong for happiness and prosperity. Lastly, the newlyweds visit two of Trang’s oldest shrines, the Tam Gong Yai Shrine and the Governor’s Residence before flying home.
Couples must present the following documents upon application to be eligible for the event. A copy of their ID card or passport, copy of their house registration (for Thais only), and copy of a scuba license and dive log book.
All participants need to provide their own masks, wetsuits, and fins.
The wedding certificate received is merely a certificate of participation in the Trang Underwater Wedding Celebration 2019 and is not legally binding.
Southern Thailand skies now clear up, locals and tourists join in beach clean-up effort
Bangkok, 6 January, 2019, at 12.00 Hrs. – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to express our deepest thanks to all friends of Thailand who insisted via social media on visiting Thailand and, for those who are already in Thailand, to continue their holiday schedules in several beach resort destinations in the South despite having to endure the past few days of severe weather conditions.
We are delighted to share that the recent storm, which had affected some areas in the South, has passed. The situation in the affected areas has returned to normal with the Royal Thai Government as well as many private organisations and the general public putting in place relief efforts to assist those affected.
In terms of tourism, the popular beach resort destinations in the Gulf of Thailand and along the Andaman Sea, including Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi, Chumphon and Surat Thani as well as Ko Samui and Ko Phangan, to name by a few, remain largely unaffected by the recent severe weather conditions.
As the weather now clears up and all transportation has resumed normal operations, Southern Thailand’s popular beaches and islands continue to attract sun-seekers, and trips to nearby islands and snorkelling excursions are going ahead. Seen in below photos are tourists getting on board the ferry at Klong Jilad Pier on mainland Krabi to Ko Phi Phi, while earlier this morning many went to enjoy sunrise at Ao Nang.
Locals and tourists have joined in beach clean-up effort. Seen in below photos are the heart-warming gesture to clean up Lamai Beach on Ko Samui.
Once again, the TAT would like to thank all friends of Thailand for their understanding during the past few days of severe weather concerns.
We also would like to reiterate that Thailand recognises the immense importance of tourism, and tourist safety is an ongoing top priority for us.
The Royal Thai Government, and our team at the TAT – alongside authorities and the private sector – is working together to ensure the safety and security of both tourists and residents.
If tourists do experience any unfortunate incidents, they are encouraged to immediately contact the Tourist Police Hotline on 1155, and can be confident that the authorities will do their utmost to provide all necessary assistance.
For information on Thailand’s wide variety of attractions and tourist services, call the TAT Contact Centre on 1672 or log on to www.tourismthailand.org.
For regular news and updates on Thailand’s tourism and its fast growing industry, log on to www.tatnews.org.