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Deputy Overseas Minister of Thailand, Jakkapong Sangmanee, emphasised the federal government’s optimism about enhanced tourism and trade between Thailand and Kazakhstan. This follows the forthcoming signing of three memoranda of understanding (MoUs) in April. Sangmanee, accompanied by the Tourism and Sports activities Minister Sudawan Wangsuphakijkosol, led a delegation of Thai buyers to Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana, and its largest metropolis, Almaty.

Throughout their go to, the delegation explored varied meals manufacturing services and financial websites in Almaty and additionally visited the Shymbulak Mountain Resort, Central Asia’s largest ski resort. This was to achieve insights into the nation’s ecotourism promotion methods.

Sangmanee spoke in regards to the attraction of Kazakhstan’s ski resorts in attracting vacationers throughout winter and highlighted the nation’s rising summertime points of interest. He famous Kazakhstan as a brand new marketplace for Thailand’s tourism business, reported Bangkok Submit.

Sangmanee revealed that final 12 months, over 172,000 Kazakh vacationers visited Thailand, primarily comprising households and {couples}. These vacationers usually stayed for round two weeks, predominantly in seashore resorts, and spent roughly 75,000 baht (US$2,100) per particular person. The Thai authorities anticipates welcoming over 200,000 Kazakh vacationers this 12 months.

Sangmanee additional acknowledged that the MoUs, which will probably be signed by the international affairs ministers of each international locations in April, will present a clearer path for trade and tourism. Thailand’s Ambassador to Kazakhstan, Lieutenant Chatchawan Sakornsin, added that the MoU and the extension of the visa exemption coverage for Kazakh vacationers will bolster trade between the 2 international locations.

Chanintr Chalisarapong, from the Board of Trade of Thailand’s Govt Committee, acknowledged the potential of Kazakhstan for enterprise improvement and deemed the go to a very good alternative for Thai buyers to advertise their tourism business, wellness, meals, and agricultural merchandise to the Kazakh inhabitants.

In associated information, Thailand prolonged visa-free journey for Kazakh vacationers for six months, boosting tourism figures. The scheme, initially launched final 12 months, aimed to stimulate tourism and noticed a notable improve in guests from Kazakhstan. Plans to increase visa-free journey to residents of extra international locations had been additionally mentioned.

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