Director’s Message

Dear Readers,

sethapan-buddhaniDance, music, sweets, extravagant décor, grand celebrations and add to this a destination as beautiful as Thailand. Your dream wedding is no longer just a dream. White palm-fringed beaches and azure waters, warm tropical breezes – Thailand is a tropical paradise. Offering a wide variety of natural beauty, amazing fresh food, traditional culture, an abundance of shopping, and the friendliest people, Thailand makes a great destination for your wedding.

In Thailand, we understand the needs of a ‘Big Fat Indian Wedding’, and as a destination of choice, we only add to the festivity. The scenic beauty, the cultural symphony, the culinary delights we offer are a ‘must- have’ for your wedding.

The country’s close proximity to India, the pristine blue waters, the spectacular greens, luxurious hotels, cultural richness and last but not the least a value-for-money destination are factors that make Thailand one of the best destinations for Indian weddings. Apart from the natural richness enjoyed by the region, the country’s socio-economic and stable political scenario only adds to the overall benefits. Not only this, we have over the course of time had the pleasure of hosting many Indian weddings, thus have the required expertise. You are only limited by your imagination when getting married in Thailand. Over the years, many couples have tied the knot in some of the most romantic and unimaginable locations in Thailand. What’s your choice?

The country’s charisma and magnetism have drawn many visitors to delight in the Thai culture, rich cuisine and bargain markets. It doesn’t matter if it is just the two of you travelling or a large group, at Thailand you’ll find the best services and even a surprise from the host country. Arriving in Thailand has never been an issue with multiple flights from India to suit your needs. All you have to do is book your tickets. On arrival apart from the cultural and religious festivities related to the wedding, you and your guests can also relax and unwind at the numerous spas or even shop till you drop.

So if you have a wedding coming up… don’t think twice. Welcome to Thailand.

Thank you,

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Sethapan Buddhani
Director
Tourism Authority of Thailand, Mumbai Office

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Dear Readers,

runjuan-tongrutMany congratulations and warmest wishes to ‘Weddings & Celebrations in Thailand’, the second edition of the extremely successful ‘Fall in Love in India, Get Married in Amazing Thailand’ which showcases the enormous range of facilities and services that Thailand has for hosting Indian weddings. We are very pleased to circulate this informative book among our valuable partners: wedding planners, wedding organisers, media and to couples and their families. It will certainly help them plan the perfect celebration in Thailand.

Thailand has firmly become established as the perfect venue for Indian weddings and the increase in business has been spectacular. In the year 2012, nearly a hundred couples from India celebrated their weddings in Thailand. The popular destinations for Indian weddings are Bangkok, Hua Hin, Phuket, Krabi, Koh Samui, Pattaya, Khao Lak and Kanchanaburi, but Rayong and Koh Chang on the East Coast are also gaining popularity.

In a 2011 survey, Indians voted Thailand as ‘The World’s Best Wedding Destination’. This resounding vote of confidence is sure to encourage more couples to plan their weddings in Thailand in the coming years. Also helping grow this market segment is the tireless effort in providing information and the ‘can do’ mind-set of the Thai hospitality industry.

Once again, congratulations and best wishes for the success of this publication.

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Runjuan Tongrut
Director
Tourism Authority of Thailand, New Delhi Office