Amazing I-San Fair 2013 at QSNCC this Weekend

Posted on January 25, 2013 – 00:00
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Long overlooked by the international tourism industry, Thailand's northeastern region, called "Isaan" by Thais, is being Given a major boost With The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) collaborating with travel trade partners to Promote the destination by Organising Amazing I-San Fair 2013. The fair will be held During 24th-27th January 2013, at Plenary Hall, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. There are more than 60 operators in the fair Including Participating travel agents, airlines, accommodations, and producers of the local handicrafts.IMG_4717 The travel fair is Aimed at Increasing tourist traffic from Bangkok and other provinces to Isaan.

For decades, Isaan was Perceived as a remote, underdeveloped tourism area That held little appeal. Things Began to change as the region's transportation network expanded in the 1980's and a number of historical sites and nature reserves opened up to the public.IMG_4731 In recent years, the Northeast has seen an Influx of domestic and foreign travel travelers going for its unspoiled nature and chic resorts. It is Also the main gateway to the many wonders of the Neighboring country clubs of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Mr. Suraphon Svetasreni TAT Governor said "The Isaan culture has its own uniqueness.IMG_4705 Visiting Isaan is another way to gain memorable Experiences with enjoyment and recreation. "

The fair is divided into 6 Amazing Zones; 1) Isaan Arts Crafts and Festivals 2) Isaan Buddhist Heritage 3) Isaan Chic and Chill 4) Charm of Isaan way of life 5) Heritage of Isaan Weaving and 6) Local Isaan dishes. Cultural Live performances, showcases and demonstration of traditional silk weaving Have Been Brought from various Isaan communities to entertain visitors. In 2011, there were more than 26 million visitors to the Northeast (+15.86% over 2010), more than 95 percent of Whom were Thai tourists. In 2013, TAT Expects the number of domestic trips will Increase to 115.36 million trips and generate 537.800 million Baht.

Source: www.thaitravelblogs.com

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2005-03-04 12:12:15 by wat2dowat2do

Thanks. I'm only a happy snapper...
We went to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Nepal, etc. How long have you got? I assume 2 weeks.
Use BKK as the hub. Not only do Cathay and Sing air have return economy tickets at the moment for less than $800, but Bangkok is a hub for most of those countries. Bangkok airways is great, just like the old Reno Air.
Fly to BKK. You will get ... you can only get a taste, then Saigon is a great city to taste). You won't get to see Ho Chi Min in his tomb glowing pink but, hey he's preserved for prosperity, right?
BKK - SIAM REAP - SAIGON - BKK (2nights in BKK) then separate ticket
BKK- Laos - BKK
With Laos, give little time to Vieteniene unless you have the time.
There's some sample itineraries on this website :

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