Thailand Invites Chinese Tourists To Experience Mango And Sticky Rice Dessert

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In an effort to attract Chinese tourists, Thai workers prepared plates of mango with sticky rice, a very popular Thai dessert. Chinese tourists were able to taste the dessert at the outdoor banquet held in Muang Thong Thani in Nothaburi province located outside Bangkok.

The government promotion that was held in January 20 and attended by 10,000 Chinese tourists broke the Guinness World Record for the most number of sticky rice mango served during a banquet. It is expected that Chinese tourists will continue to visit Thailand.

Thai workers used 6,000 pieces of mangoes and 15 tonnes of sticky rice for the dessert that was served for the event with a theme of “We Care About You.” Aside from the popular Thai dessert, there were also Thai foods and fruits including Thai-Chinese performances. Event organizers that included the tourism panel of the National Legislative Assembly and Association of Thai Travel Agents wanted to promote a good image of Thai hospitality.

There has been a noticeable drop in the number of Chinese tourists after the unfortunate ferry accident in July 2018 that killed 47 Chinese tourists. Thailand is undertaking measures to improve safety standards to restore the confidence of Chinese visitors.

In the early part of 2018, Chinese arrivals were booming and exceeded the historic milestone of 10 million in December. However, monthly arrivals were definitely lower compared to the same period last year. China is the biggest tourism contributor among international arrivals. The on-arrival visa fees for Chinese visitors have been waived as well as visitors from 20 countries and other regions.

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