TAT applauds Agoda’s tourism initiative to help Bangkok’s Talat Noi community

Providing skills-based volunteering to help local businesses prepare to welcome tourists back to Thailand’s bustling capital.

BANGKOK– The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) applauded digital travel platform Agoda, through its network of volunteers, for its tourism-related initiative to help local tourism businesses in Bangkok’s Talat Noi community prepare to welcome tourists again.

Mr. Cheawsamut of SiripakornTAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, said: “Community-based tourism is an important part of the various tourism experiences offered in Thailand to visiting travelers, and TAT welcomes Agoda’s involvement in improving the promotion of tourism in the Talat Noi community..”

Through a partnership with TAT and beehivesa social enterprise that aims to preserve and help Thai culture flourish by empowering local masters, Agoda brought volunteers from its Bangkok office to Talat Noi on Tuesday 22nd and Friday 25th February.

Over the two days, volunteers shared their skills in technology, photography, marketing and design with the local community.

Mr. Greg WangCEO of Agoda, said: “Through this initiative, the Agoda team in Bangkok offered a wide range of skills, backgrounds and experiences and provided guidance, support and insights to help these small and medium enterprises in Talat Noi thrive. .

Located along the famous Chao Phraya River between Yaowarat (Bangkok’s Chinatown) and Bang Rak, Talat Noi – meaning “little market” – is a charming neighborhood of quaint shops and winding little streets with a character all its own. own. Talat Noi is known for its food vendors and cultural activities, while street art is starting to pop up in the area with more and more hostels popping up.

The Talat Noi Volunteer Days followed similar outings in which Agoda volunteers helped plant trees in Chiang Mai and cleaned up Khlong Lat Phrao and Phuket beaches in Bangkok as part of the series of #MyPledge cleanup events. Similar activities also took place in Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia.

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