TAT Governor Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn said, “The hosting of the TTM+ 2018 in Pattaya couldn’t come at a more opportune time, as it corresponds with the Thai government’s recent announcements on supporting the EFC. This is the perfect position for Pattaya as the gateway to Thailand’s Eastern Fruit Corridor and that makes it a good fit for gastronomy tourism. The timing of the TTM+ 2018 is very auspicious, as it allows TAT to focus our Amazing Thailand’s ‘Open to the New Shades’ campaign on Thailand’s fast growing tropical fruit segment.
“Fruit plays a pivotal role in inspiring tourists who want to visit Thailand’s Eastern Region, and we are delighted to help the government’s project during TTM+ 2018 in Pattaya.”
Mr. Yuthasak also mentioned that the ‘fruit buffet tours’ offered at orchards in the three Eastern provinces of Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat are increasingly popular because of their satisfying ‘all-you-can-eat’ concept.
This year, there are a total of 31 orchards in Rayong, 25 in Chanthaburi and seven in Trat that are offering fruit buffet tours during the ‘green season’ months from April to July. The top five favourite fruits with international and domestic tourists alike are reported to be durian, mangosteen, rambutan, longan and salak.