Phuket to organise Amazing Thailand Countdown to welcome 2018

Phuket, 20 December, 2018 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is counting down to 2018 with spectacular Amazing Thailand Countdown celebrations in five regions across the Kingdom, with Lampang, Sakon Nakhon, Rayong, Phuket and Kanchanaburi ringing in the New Year.


Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said: “The Amazing Thailand Countdown 2018 celebrations is carefully coordinated to reflect TAT’s latest marketing concept of ‘Open to the New Shades’ and the action-packed Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018.”


The Amazing Thailand Countdown 2018 concept will place emphasis on five unique activities: discovering new attractions or experiences, exploring a variety of local and international dishes, shopping for locally-made products, sharing wonderful experiences with family and friends, and helping local communities to thrive through sustainable tourism.


“The activities of the Amazing Thailand Countdown 2018 reflect unique Thai local experiences in four main categories:  Saneh or Charm (as embodied by the Thai people, Thai arts and crafts, etc.), Sanook or Joy (cultural festivals, sports events, etc.), Sabai or Relaxing (Thai massage, beach holiday, etc.), and Sut Saep or Delicious (street food / fine dining / Michelin star restaurants),” Mr. Yuthasak added.


The countdown in Phuket’s historic Old Town has been designed under the theme of “Retro Modern”. The event will come alive with brightly decorated Sino-Portuguese buildings and a variety of joyous activities including traditional Peranakan cultural shows and parades, a carnival, concerts and retro market fairs. The Amazing Thailand Countdown 2018 celebrations will take place at the watch tower and Standard Chartered Building. The clean-up activity will be held in the morning of       1 January, 2018.


Mr. Yuthasak concluded, “The Amazing Thailand Countdown 2018 celebrations scheduled in five provinces across all regions of the country will be held in a most charming way and introduce visitors to unique Thai local experiences. We hope that the event will ignite a glimpse for a sustainable future. This is a perfect way to begin the year 2018, as Thailand enters a new era of sustainable tourism.”


The Amazing Thailand [email protected] 2018 will take place from 30-31 December 2017, from 16.00 Hrs. to 24.00 Hrs.


To organise this event, TAT has received a strong support from several partners including Phuket Provincial, Phuket City Municipality, Old Phuket Town Community, as well as the public and private sectors. It expects 45,000 visitors will attend the event and will generate income of 200 million Baht.