Thailand’s Tourism Authority (TAT) is gearing up to host a grand event aimed at promoting spiritual tourism across the country. With the objective of enticing travelers who seek religious experiences or embrace a spiritual lifestyle, the event is anticipated to boost tourism and generate significant revenue.
Governor Yuthasak Supasorn of TAT presented data from the Ministry of Commerce, underscoring the financial potential of religious tourism. In 2019 alone, this particular sector raked in a staggering 10.8 billion baht in revenue. The figures indicate a promising future for faith-based tourism, with projections suggesting a threefold increase in global economic value within a decade. By 2033, it is estimated that the value will soar from the current $13.7 billion in 2022 to an impressive $40.9 billion.
According to Governor Supasorn, the project aims to offer tourists invaluable and profound experiences. These encompass an array of religious and cultural tourism products that embody Thailand’s distinct identity and rich heritage. The event will feature religious temples and sacred sites, cultural legacies, traditional wisdom, and community-based tourism initiatives. Set to take place from June 30 to July 2, the event will be held at Square B, located in front of the renowned CentralWorld shopping center.
The event itself will be divided into three primary sections, each designed to engage visitors in unique ways. The first section, a simulation zone, will allow attendees to partake in worship and receive blessings along the 12 designated spiritual tourism routes. The second section will comprise a marketplace, showcasing an assortment of shops and restaurants representing the five different regions of Thailand. Lastly, a dedicated stage will host performances by renowned artists, providing entertainment and cultural enrichment.
For those interested in attending or seeking more information, the official website “tourismproduct.tourismthailand.org” and the Facebook fan page, “Tourism Product,” serve as comprehensive resources.
With Thailand’s Tourism Authority at the helm, this event promises to unlock the nation’s spiritual treasures, inviting travelers from far and wide to embark on a profound journey through the country’s sacred landscapes and cultural heritage. As the event draws near, anticipation is mounting, and it is expected to attract a diverse audience seeking spiritual solace and memorable encounters in the Land of Smiles.