Bangkok concerts to woo tourists

Bangkok concerts to woo tourists

THAILAND - The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is holding a grand street concert with the aim of boosting tourism and Thailand's image in the international community.

According to TAT deputy director Vilaivarn Thawitsri, the agency has allocated more than Bt200 million for its plan to hold street concerts in Bangkok. The concerts will take place on three main roads of the city: Silom, Asoke, and Ratchaprasong.

The street concerts will be held for nine days and nights in August in an attempt to boost Bangkok's image and promote tourism in the capital city. The street concerts will also be held in other tourist cities including Chiang Mai, Phuket, Pattaya and Hua Hin.

The TAT has already proposed the project to the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), saying the objective of the campaign is to bring happiness to all people.

The agency will also forge ahead with its plan to hold "Thailand Grand Sales", which will kick off this month and end in September. This year's event will be held in cooperation with Thai Airways International.

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