On 4 October, 2012, the public Thai organization DASTA (Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration) spearheaded by a dedicated team around Dr. Jutamas Jan Winsansing, of Perfect Link Consulting Group and PATA Thailand Organization Chair, convened the first International Forum on the Creative Tourism Network Thailand.
For this purpose, both me and my colleague Caroline Couret of Barcelona Creative Tourism and the International Creative Tourism Network travelled almost 20.000 kilometres in order to be part of this special forum and to experience Thai culture through a series of networking events and hands-on workshops.
Creative Tourism: Hands-on workshops experiencing local Thai culture
Throughout the week we spent in Thailand (Bangkok & surroundings), it felt as if Caroline and me had been given the status of “unofficial Royals”! It is amazing what the hospitality of the Thai people stretches to given the international context and the wealth of creative tourism activities on display.