A group handshake affirms regional tourism ties

ASEAN's tourism leaders show solidarity

ASEAN tourism ministers and VIPs on Wednesday came together to launch the ATF 2018 gala opening ceremony at Royal Flora Ratchaphruek botanical gardens in Chiang Mai.

A show of solidarity among ASEAN tourism leaders

Donning the traditional northern Thai mo hom indigo shirts, these tourism leaders also crossed their arms in the signature ASEAN group handshake, signifying the regional solidarity shared in supporting the ATF 2018 theme of ‘Sustainable Connectivity, Boundless Prosperity’.

During the opening ceremony dinner, the Tourism Authority of Thailand also took the opportunity to highlight its marketing focus on Thai gastronomy tourism, with 10 Thai celebrity chefs serving up an eclectic mix of modern Thai dishes to offer ATF delegates a taste of the country’s rich culinary traditions.

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