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Emirates: boost to Thailand tourism
Emirates carried more than 700,000 passengers from its global network of destinations to Thailand.
Range of joint promotions to mutually increase tourism and visibility for Thailand through Dubai airline.

Emirates airline and the Tourism Authority of Thailand, or TAT, have signed a memorandum of understanding, which aims to utilise the airline's global network to further boost inbound tourist arrivals to Thailand, by focusing on the growth of key niche markets and luxury destinations.
Under the MoU, Emirates together with the TAT will put into effect a range of joint promotions to mutually increase tourism and visibility for Thailand through Emirates' global network.
The promotions will focus on niche tourism markets such as green tourism, sport tourism, luxury tourism, weddings and honeymoons, as well as medical health and wellness. The agreement also involves the possibility of launching a new route from Dubai to other key tourism destinations in Thailand such as Chiang Mai and U-Tapao in Pattaya.
The agreement was signed by Emirates senior vice-president of commercial operation for the Far East Badr Abbas and the TAT's deputy governor international marketing in the Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas region Juthaporn Rerngronasa in Bangkok. They were joined by TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Dubai and Middle East office director Chalermsak Suranant and other TAT officials.
In 2015, Emirates carried more than 700,000 passengers from its global network of destinations to Thailand. Of this, more than 580,000 passengers flew to Bangkok and 120,000 passengers to Phuket.
Emirates is planning to add its seventh daily flight between Bangkok and Dubai on July 1. This service will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, and will help meet growing passenger demand, affirming Thailand's position as a popular destination for business and leisure.

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