The second edition of the Thailand Charter Week, held from 16th – 19th November at Phuket Yacht Haven Marina was blessed by fantastic weather; the sun shone abundantly on the display of motor and sailing yachts from 15 to 40 m. The high number of qualified visitors to the B2B event included Thai charter brokers, agents and tourism & hotel industry professionals, plus overseas visitors from the UK, Monaco, France, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and Singapore, who enjoyed the show and the networking opportunities at the show’s parties.
Organised by the Thai Yachting Business Association, some Senior government officials attended the event, starting with a pre-show inspection and afternoon cruise on board motor yachts in Northrop & Johnson’s portfolio: MIA KAI (30m Bilgin), XANADU (34m Moonen), and INDIANA (39m Bilgin). A star-studded group of VIP guests included Mr. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports, Ms. Thapanee Kiatphaibool, Deputy Governor for Domestic Marketing, Tourism Authority of Thailand, and Mr. Narong Woonsiew, the Governor of Phuket.
The event’s opening party was held at Phuket Yacht Haven’s The Deck restaurant, which overlooks the marina. “Thailand Charter Week 2022 is a fabulous marketing platform that works well with Thailand’s strategic marine tourism plan. This luxury yachting event helped promote Thailand as a marine tourism destination, offering premium charter yachts and superyachts to international and domestic charter brokers,” said Mr Phiphat in his opening speech. The Ministry of Tourism and Sports gives its full support to this event and will promote this event through our domestic and international media channels.”
As a B2B event, the Thailand Charter Week helps yachts and charter companies to promote and interact with relevant target clients. It helps the local charter industry by giving it an international platform to showcase their yachts and cruise services.
Exhibiting yachts were pleased with the good turn-out during the show and looked forward to Thailand charter week 2023.