Thai tourism board launches luxury travel portal

Friday, July 5th, 2013. Filed under: Destinations Food & Dining Videos
Thailand's tourism board has launched a new website listing exclusive luxury travel experiences in the country. ©Paisit Teeraphatsakool/shutterstock.Com

Thailand’s tourism board has launched a new website listing exclusive luxury travel experiences in the country.
©Paisit Teeraphatsakool/shutterstock.Com

(Relaxnews) – While the beaches of Thailand may be known for being overrun by young budget-conscious backpackers, the county’s tourism board has launched a new site promoting luxury travel experiences in a bid to woo globetrotters with deep pockets.

Thailand Super Quality is being pitched as an online portal that can help affluent globetrotters build bespoke, luxury travel packages in categories like dining, golf, spa and wellness and shopping.

The new site presents “a new aspect to experiencing Thailand,”  and one that moves away from the image of backpack-laden college students and young people in search of a bit of hedonism, no-frills beachside huts and cheap eats.

Instead, properties listed on Thailand Super Quality include luxury villas, for instance, five-star hotels in the heart of Bangkok, and private, exclusive island getaways.

Likewise, visitors are given a list of fine dining destinations such as Thai, fusion, and Japanese cuisines,  and addresses for the best craftsmen and luxury retail shopping experiences in Bangkok.

The site also offers a golf category listing the best courses across the country while tourists looking to recharge are given a list of the most luxurious spa and wellness centers in Thailand.

Tourism boards try regularly to tweak their brand images in an effort to snag untapped markets and new travelers.

Recently, South Africa’s tourism department also launched a major tourism campaign in an effort to convince potential travelers that the region is more than the sum of its safaris and wildlife, promoting activities like adventure travel, wine tours and luxury resorts and spas.

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