Pattaya vacationer hotspot hosts kite competition
THE nation’s vacationer hotspot, Pattaya, is internet hosting a seashore kite competition for the primary time to woo vacationers and bolster its pandemic-stricken tourism sector.
The ‘Pattaya Kite on the Seashore 2021’ themed occasion was scheduled for April 9-19, with a kaleidoscope of kites lighting up the sky over Pattaya Seashore.
The spotlight of the occasion is a 35m lengthy whale kite and kites adorned with LED lights.
By internet hosting the kite competition, Pattaya hopes to draw vacationers and supply reduction to the economic system and folks ravaged by the pandemic, Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Aekasing stated.
The occasion additionally noticed a rise in gross sales of kites and kite-making workshops to show kids find out how to make kites on the seashore.
The kite competition was a part of town’s celebration of the nation’s most essential annual competition, the Songkran Competition.
The competition is normally celebrated with huge gatherings and splashing water actions.
However the festivities have been canceled this yr as a result of newest Covid-19 outbreak.
Thailand, which depends closely on the tourism trade, has disadvantaged itself of thousands and thousands of worldwide vacationers for greater than a yr, leaving motels and different tourism companies struggling to remain afloat.
To assist companies climate the impression of the recession, the Thai authorities unveiled a collection of stimulus measures, together with providing concessional loans to small companies and offering subsidies for home journey. – Xinhua