Thailand Splash and Spice 2015 Celebrates Dining in Style with the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Visa

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BANGKOK, 26 February 2015The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Visa have collaborated once again to promote Thailand as a destination of world class dining experiences with the return of “Thailand Splash and Spice 2015”.

This is the fourth year of the festival, which commences on March 1 and runs through until May 31, offering international and Thai Visa cardholders great deals at some of the country’s leading hotels and restaurants. Up to 80 participating hotels in Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Samui, and Hua Hin will offer special discounts, with hotel fine-dining experiences starting at 749+ baht for lunch[1].

“This campaign will support the reputation of Thailand as a great destination for travelers around the world, and also help to promote hotels and restaurants in key tourist centers in Thailand,” said Vilaiwan Twichasri, TAT’s Deputy Governor for Tourism Products and Business.

“This year organizers upped the ante by focusing on four-stars-and-above restaurants, with revolving themes and signature dishes, and extending the campaign by a month” added Ms. Vilaiwan.

Somboon Krobteeranon, Visa Country Manager, Thailand, said: “We are excited to be working with the TAT once again to promote Thailand Splash and Spice 2015.  This event celebrates the best hotels, restaurants, and cuisine the Kingdom has to offer and provides some exciting privileges and discounts for Visa cardholders. We are committed to working with TAT and other partners such as Thai Hotels Association, Ratchaprasong Square Trade Association (RSTA), and Pattaya City to attract more customers to what already looks like an exciting year.”

The campaign offers discounts and one-of-a-kind experiences for Thai and international gourmet food lovers. This year the promotion includes special set menus and buffets for lunch and dinner at two different prices of 749++ baht and 1,499++ baht. Some participating hotels also offer special packages and discounts for accommodation.

The festival complements a number of other high profile events, such as the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale, that Visa and TAT cooperate on as part of their longstanding collaboration to promote Thailand as a destination of choice to Visa cardholders around the world.

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Somboon Krobteeranon (right), Visa Country Manager, Thailand joined Wiboon Nimitrwanich (Left), Executive Director Tourism Investment Department, Tourism Authority of Thailand to launch Thailand Splash and Spice 2015, a premium dining extravaganza with offers for millions of travelers in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Phuket, and Samui. The campaign offers a feast of promotions from leading hotels and must-visit restaurants.

Somboon Krobteeranon (right), Visa Country Manager, Thailand joined Wiboon Nimitrwanich (Left), Executive Director Tourism Investment Department, Tourism Authority of Thailand to launch Thailand Splash and Spice 2015, a premium dining extravaganza with offers for millions of travelers in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Phuket, and Samui. The campaign offers a feast of promotions from leading hotels and must-visit restaurants.
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Media Contacts:
Kinan Suchaovanich
Visa International (Asia-Pacific)
Tel: 02 263 9239 and 098 830 2939
Email: ksuchaov@visa.com  
or Waruch-on Manomairat (Yim)
Spark Communications (on behalf of Visa)
Tel: 02 653 2717-9
Email: yim@spark.co.th