Thai Government seeks to make Thailand the yachting hub of Asia


Thai Government seeks to make Thailand the yachting hub of Asia

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has prevailed upon the organisers of three yacht related events to gather the industry together in one major event in Thailand so as to demonstrate united support for the government’s yacht tourism initiative.

This means the owners of the: Thailand Yacht Show (TYS), the Asia RendezVous, Royal Phuket Marina, will collaborate in producing one combined boat show in Phuket on 10-13 January 2019

Thailand Yacht Show & Rendezvous 

The new show to be know as the Thailand Yacht Show & Rendezvous

Andy Treadwell, CEO of Verventia Pte Ltd, owners of the Thailand Yacht Show (TYS), explained: “It’s obvious that we needed to make this all one event, and great that we’ve been able to do so in a relatively short space of time – entirely thanks to the industry coming together and getting everyone to agree. The TAT, our partners and main sponsor of the Thailand Yacht Show, also asked us earlier in the year to try to put everything into one show instead of competing and dividing the industry. We’re all now looking forward to getting on with the job and building this event over the next few years into a proper international marketing platform for the yachting industry, and for Thailand as a world-class yacht tourism destination”. 

Gael Burlot, who together with Olivier Burlot, owns Asia RendezVous, added: “We are very pleased to have a clear plan to develop the boat show. The luxury industries are starting to prosper again in this region, and with the right collaborative promotion in the right strategic places like Thailand, the yachting industry should start to see significant growth in this beautiful part of the world, where there is so much opportunity.” 

Gulu Lalvani, Chairman of Royal Phuket Marina, said “As the host venue, my team and I will be showcasing Thailand’s marine industry to the world and will work with the organisers to achieve our common objective – to make Phuket and Thailand the central marina hub for the whole of Asia.” 

David Hunter, Managing Director for Torqeedo Asia Pacific, one of the show’s main supporting partners, commented, “Our participation at this year’s TYS was a huge success, resulting in us winning contracts with the Thai government, including an all-electric passenger boat which will shortly be launched by the Prime Minister. We have also had several other new projects endorsed by the Minister for Tourism and Sports, who greatly enjoyed his experience at TYS and now fully supports our efforts to drive sustainable mobility.”