Phuket Tourist Association organized “Phuket Roadshow to Saudi Arabia 2023” in Jeddah


On 26 January 2023, Mr. Thaneth Tantipiriyakij, President of Phuket Tourist Association together with Mr. Chaiwat Tamthai, Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Dubai and Middle East Office, led more than 30 Thai tourism operators to organize “Phuket Roadshow to Saudi Arabia 2023” at Marriot Hotel in Jeddah. More than 40 Saudi tourism companies in Jeddah attended the event to take stock of the business opportunity in Phuket and to participate in a business matching with the Thai counterparts.

On this occasion, Mr. Kitinai Nutakul, Consul-General welcomed the participants by reiterating his team’s readiness to support the Thai business sectors in Saudi Arabia. Consul-General also congratulated the businesspersons on their successful visit to Riyadh and Dammam earlier and emphasized on Phuket’s potential to promote tourism cooperation with Saudi Arabia, especially a bid to host Specialized Expo 2028 under the theme “Future of Life: Living in Harmony, Sharing Prosperity”.

In addition to business matching and exchange of information, Consul-General along with Mr. Apichart Presertsud, Director of Thai Trade Center in Jeddah took part in a lucky draw activity where awards were presented for Saudi companies’ representatives.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.