A Thai Traditional Welcome
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently marked the arrival of Neos Air’s maiden flight on the Milan-Brno-Phuket route with a Thai traditional welcome dance and personalised meet-and-greet presented by officials and figures to enrich passengers’ experience with a touch of local culture and renowned Thai hospitality.
Neos Air, an Italian airline, kick started the Milan-Brno-Phuket route with Flight NO216, landing at Phuket International Airport on 20th December 2023. The airline will operate on the route until April 2024 with one flight per week.
Presiding over the welcome ceremony, Chiravadee Khunsub, TAT Executive Director of Europe, Africa and Middle East Market Division, said, “The event illustrates Thailand’s famed hospitality and warm welcome, while elevating the Amazing Thailand brand and the kingdom’s position as a preferred tourist destination.”
During the December 2023 – April 2024 period, Neos Air’s flights offer travellers from Milan, Italy and Brno, the Czech Republic, a convenient air access option between the two cities and Phuket in Thailand. This is expected to boost arrivals up to 3,750 from Milan and 2,079 from the Czech Republic.
The TAT Rome Office and Italy’s leading tour operator, Alpi Tour, are promoting special tour packages inclusive of Neos Air’s flights between Milan and Phuket for honeymooners, luxury travellers and families.
Meanwhile, the TAT Prague Office and the Czech Republic’s leading tour operator, Cedok, have launched a joint marketing and advertising activity on Neos Air’s flight between Brno and Phuket.
Statistics showed that from 1st January – 15th December 2023, Thailand recorded a total of 169,160 visitors from Italy. The number is expected to reach 180,000 visitors by this year-end. Italian tourists stayed on average 17.20 days per trip, spending around Bt70,000 per person.
During the same period, Thailand saw a total of 44,579 visitors from the Czech Republic. The number is expected to reach 50,000 visitors by this year-end. They holidayed in Thailand for about 20 days per trip, spending Bt63,786 per person.