Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) holds contest for Indian travel bloggers, receives overwhelming response

Amidst the lull created by the COVID19 pandemic, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) came up with an interesting idea of staying connected with Indian bloggers and influencers. That TAT offices in Mumbai and New Delhi came up with a pan-India contest where bloggers and influencers had to share videos on Amazing Thailand that would urge travellers to visit Thailand after the pandemic is over.  The videos helped make Thailand a  ‘Top of the Mind Destination.’ Over 100 videos were submitted as a part of the contest which gained a reach of 2,400,000 people across India.

Speaking on the excellent response of the contest, VACHIRACHAI SIRISUMPAN, Director – TAT (New Delhi) said, “This activity was conceptualized keeping the millennial in mind, considering that they would be the early travellers once situation normalizes. I would like to congratulate all the winners who have shared their bond with Amazing Thailand by creating some beautiful videos and made Thailand as “Top of the Mind Destination”. Thank you, participants, for joining this online event and keeping the spirit of travel and tourism moving during this challenging period. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is looking forward to welcoming all to the Land of Smiles.”

Continuing the same spirit, CHOLADA SIDDHIVARN, Director – TAT (Mumbai) commented, “Congratulations and thanks a lot to all the bloggers who kindly shared their experiences while they were in Thailand with us. Although the world has experienced several pandemics, through all dystopia and ‘new normal’s’, life in Thailand never went out of style. We are very well adept with our daily life to the next level of the new normal. Thus, whenever travel resumes, Thailand will be waiting to welcome you where you can enjoy nature, culture, food and shopping even better!”

Five grand winners received GoPro Hero 8 Sports and Action Camera while 10 were chosen Secondary Winners receiving attractive gifts. Here’s what the winners had to say about the contest:

Rajat Kapoor (Chandigarh)

“I really felt proud when TAT selected me as a winner and recognized my work & efforts through the contest. I really miss travel & going out for shooting. It was like sunshine in this ongoing dark phase.”

Madhurima Chakraborty (Bengaluru)

““I scoured through the footages from my many trips and found a beautiful Persian cat swinging on a hammock at a Thai fishing village. I want to travel all the way to that island, and shoot the cat with my grand prize!”

Amit Singh (Gurugram)

“I feel happy and honoured but more importantly I am glad that people believed in my video which depicts Thailand as the first destination to be visited post-COVID-19.”

Manjulika Pramod (Faridabad)

“The competition gave us a chance to take a break from the grim news, all around. The whole process of making the video brought the best of my creativity enlivening the beautiful memories from Thailand.”

Tanayesh Talukdar (Kolkata)

“It was time-machine travel while I was going through gigabytes of images and video clips stored for years and the climax was when I saw my name as one of the winners.”

TAT has time and again worked to maintain and promote the “Amazing Thailand” as a well-loved destination among the Indian visitors and build confidence for travelling to Thailand again as the first-choice destination when the travel resumes. The contest was a grand success.