"Thai Festival in Odate" will be held in Odate City, Akita on 11/23
Thai Festival will be held on 11/23 (Wed/Holiday) in Odate City, Thailand's host town!
Odate City, Akita Prefecture is the host town of the Kingdom of Thailand for the 2021 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
Boccia players from the Kingdom of Thailand will hold a training camp in Odate City from November 20th (Sun) to 27th (Sun) in preparation for the world tournament. Boccia is a sport that is also an official event of the Paralympic Games, and is a sport devised for people with severe cerebral palsy or people with similar severe functional disabilities in the limbs. Compete to get as close as possible by throwing, rolling, and hitting other balls with 6 blue balls each.
To commemorate the exchange between the Kingdom of Thailand and Odate City through the training camp of Thai boccia players, during the period when the players are staying in Odate City, the "Thai Festival in Odate" with the theme of the Loy Krathong Festival will be held on November 23 (Wednesday / holiday) ".
At the event, in order to let citizens know about Thailand, we can deepen exchanges through cultural experiences such as selling Thai food and miscellaneous goods, performing Thai dance, experiencing wheelchair sports, interacting with Thai gold medalists and boccia, and floating lanterns.
They also distribute some tourist guidebooks from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
Overview of the event
Date November 23, 2022 (Wednesday) 10:00-16:00
Venue Takumi Arena
29-4 Hachimantai, Kamishirono, Odate City, Akita Prefecture 017-0031 TEL 0186-43-7136
Details official website
Organizer: Sports Promotion Division, Odate City, Akita Prefecture
Suvarnabhumi International Airport, 57,000 international travelers arrive at the airport on November 10
Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Bangkok's main international hub, reported 57,000 international travelers arrived at the airport on Thursday 10 November 2022, of which 49,000 were foreign tourists. did.
Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Suvarnabhumi International Airport had 60,000 international travelers arriving at the airport every day. 57,000 on Thursday 10 November 2022 is close to pre-pandemic tourist numbers, indicating a steady increase in the number of tourists visiting Thailand.
In this way, Thailand's tourism industry is recovering at a rapid pace, but on the other hand, issues are also becoming apparent.
Before the pandemic, an immigration officer at Suvarnabhumi Airport was processing 3,500 passports every 30 minutes during peak arrival times. This expedited process allowed travelers to enter Thailand smoothly.
However, due to the dramatic decrease in the number of people entering Thailand due to the pandemic, the Thai immigration system has also been reduced. With the number of people entering Thailand increasing rapidly these days, users are complaining on social media that immigration procedures have not yet returned to the pre-pandemic situation, and that immigration procedures are extremely congested.
Also, even after entering the country, passengers have to wait in long lines for taxis, and authorities have announced that they will allow Grab taxis to be called to the airport in order to make more taxis available at the airport.
Thailand has already entered the high season for tourism since November. As soon as possible, it is necessary to develop a system to accept foreign tourists as before the pandemic.
Thai AirAsia, 20% off fare promotion on domestic and international flights
Low-cost airline Thai AirAsia is holding a 20% discount promotion on domestic and international flights.
Reservation period: November 14, 2022 - November 20, 2022
Eligible flights: Thai AirAsia domestic and international flights
Applicable boarding period: January 9, 2023 to June 30, 2023
Promotion price: 20% off fare
Flights to and from Japan to Bangkok are also eligible for the discount promotion.
For details and reservations, please check the official website of Thai AirAsia.
Thai Airways to cut fuel surcharges for tickets issued in December
Due to soaring crude oil prices, airline companies are raising fuel surcharges, and Thai Airways International has also raised fuel surcharges.
However, Thai Airways International announced on November 10 that it will reduce the fuel surcharge for tickets departing from Japan from December 1, 2022.
This price reduction is due to the drop in the average aviation fuel (Singapore kerosene) price from August to September, which is the basis for calculation.
The fuel surcharge per one-way sector to be collected after December 1st is as follows.
Japan (Tokyo/Nagoya/Osaka/Fukuoka/Sapporo) = Bangkok
Economy Class: USD 125 (USD 180 until November30)
Business Class: USD 140 (USD 200 until November 30)
First Class: USD 140 (USD 200 until November 30)
For more information, please refer to Fuel surcharge information for tickets issued after December 1, 2022 | Thai Airways International.
For other fuel surcharges by destination other than Bangkok to/from Japan, please refer to THAI's official website.
Japan Credit Rating Agency upgraded Thailand's foreign currency long-term issuer rating
Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd. (JCR) is one of the major rating agencies in Japan. We are engaged in research and research related to the economy.
On November 11, JCR upgraded Thailand's foreign currency long-term issuer rating from "A-" to "A" and local currency long-term issuer rating from "A" to "A+". I was. The rating outlook is "stable."
In addition to a solid economic foundation centered on export industries, a stable financial system, and strong resistance to external shocks, foreign tourists are gradually returning, and the real GDP (gross domestic product) growth rate in 2022 is expected to increase. It was evaluated that it is expected to achieve about 3%. The concentration of foreign direct investment has enriched the manufacturing industry, strengthened the economic foundation as an export base for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), improved the medium- to long-term growth potential, and it is expected that economic growth of 4% or more in the next few years.
Regarding the upgrade of JCR, Thai government deputy spokesperson Thipanan said, "The government is proud. We are grateful to the relevant organizations that cooperated in implementing the policy."