TAT and Nissan Motor Thailand jointly organise eco-caravan trips

Posted on August 24, 2011

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Nissan Motor Thailand have teamed up to organise a series of eco-caravan trips around Thailand to promote the kingdom’s growing range of ecologically-friendly and sustainable tourism attractions.

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The official announcement was made on 23 August at a press conference addressed by Mr Thawatchai Arunyik, TAT Deputy Governor for Domestic Marketing and Mr Prapat Choeychom, a Senior Vice President of Nissan Motor Thailand.

The eco-caravan is designed around Nissan’s new-generation eco-car known as “March”, a fuel-efficient, sleek-design vehicle targeted at middle-income small families and the young generation.

Only customers and buyers of this car are eligible to join the seven Eco Caravan Trips to be organised between August – December 2011, as follows:

  1. Bangkok – Rayong – Chanthaburi (Eastern region): 27-28 August
  2. Rayong – Chanthaburi – Trat, Koh Chang (Eastern region): 24-25 September
  3. Trang – Phatthalung – Hat Yai (Southern region): 8-9 October
  4. Khon Kaen – Loei (Northeastern region): 22-23 October
  5. Chiang Mai – Phrae – Nan (Northern region): 12-13 November
  6. Saraburi – Suphan Buri – Kanchanaburi (Central Region): 26-27 November
  7. Bangkok – Samut Songkhram – Phetchburi – Pranburi (Central region):
    17-18 December

The itinerary chosen for the trips includes stops at a number of places where the eco-caravan drivers and their accompanying persons can undertake activities that promote the protection and conservation of the natural environment and wildlife.

They will visit nature and environmental conservation attractions such as the Mangrove Forest Study Centre, Organic Vegetables Study Centre and Learning, Living and Energy Self-Sufficient Study Centre.

According to Mr Thawatchai, “These activities are in line with the TAT 7 Greens concept and the increasing global emphasis on eco-friendly travel and tourism, especially in the domestic sector. We are happy to support the Nissan Motor Thailand effort because it allows us to highlight many of our new eco-tourism attractions and also boost domestic tourism, thereby balancing both economic and ecological gain.”

Mr Prapat added, “Thailand now has an excellent road network that is very conducive for international and domestic tourism. The next generation of vehicles must also demonstrate their commitment to curbing the growing threat of global warming. This eco-caravan is a part of that effort.”

Each trip is limited to 40 cars (or 120 people). Participants must have a valid driving license, a fully-insured Nissan March car. The application fee is 1,399 Baht / 2 people / room (which covers 1 night accommodation, food, entrance fees for tourist attractions, travel insurance, etc). An extra charge applies for additional persons and room.

Download the application forms at www.nissan.co.th or e-mail: marchecotrip@gmail.com, Contact call centre 02-1538119 to 20 (Mon-Fri, 09.00-18.00 hrs).

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