Phuket Provincial Administrative Organization (PPAO) under the coorperation with Phuket Tourism Association, Phang Nga Tourism Asociation, Krabi Torism Association, Southern Hotel Association of Thailand, TAT, and Thai Air Asia went to Jakatar and Medan in Indonesia during February 7- 11 , 2010 to promote tourism in the Andaman triangles.
Paiboon Upattisingh, the President of PPAO, revealed that there were 80 tour agents from Medan and 200 agents from Jakarta invited to see the road show. The road show’s highlights were Thai food, Thai cultures and traditions, and Tourist destinations. The event was really successful since many tour agents joined the event were very interested in Southern Thai tourism.
He said that apart from Indonesia, PPAO supported by Thai Air Asia, will go for road show in South Korea and Australia. If its budget remains, India and Iran will be the next 2 destinations for its road show. He said the direct flight from Jakarta and Medan to Phuket provided by Thai Air Asia help to increase tourist coming Phuket and other southern destination in Thailand a lot.