TAT Newsroom Blogger 2017
By Yves Liger
31 May 2017
Latitudes was invited by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to attend the official launch of the blogging campaign for 2017, which aims to increase the country’s attractiveness to tourists from all over the world.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) launched its second TAT Newsroom Blogger contest under the theme “Uniquely Local, Uniquely Thai” which is open to bloggers from around the world to share their unique Thai local experiences. It is intended to motivate writers who share their experiences in Thailand with the rest of the world via social networks or personal blogs about travel, culture or foodie.
To launch the campaign last May 15, in a very friendly atmosphere, the most influential bloggers in Thailand were able to explore the hidden historical heritage along the Chaopraya in the Bang Rak district of Bangkok. The visit began with the East Asiatic Company Building. This imposing Venetian-style building was erected at the end of the 19th century by the Dane Andersen, who trades in teak wood. A few steps further, participants could admire the majestic Assumption Cathedral, OP Place, which was the first commercial center opened in Bangkok, and then the Haroon Mosque, opposite the French embassy. The tour ended at the Mango Tree Restaurant with a speech by Ms. Supranee Prongpat, General Manager of the TAT Public Relations Department, followed by a presentation on the colonial-style architectural heritage of Bangkok. The opportunity for all bloggers to exchange ideas and information cordially, enjoying delicious mouth-watering, typical Thai cooking.
Entries must be submitted via www.tatnewrooms.org from 15 May to 15 June, 2017, and once approved and uploaded can be shared with online followers using the key hash tag BloggerThailand17, followed by another hash tag that indicates the category for their entry: ThaiPeople; ThaiPlaces; or ThaiExperiences. The six most outstanding entries will win free trip to Thailand to explore Bangkok and the Northeastern Region or Isan.